you found this page and you are trying to find
out why regular heads do not fit on your Premier
Drums then we can help. Prior to the late 60's
there were no standard drum sizes on an International
level. So Premier drums can be undersized or
oversized depending on the drum.
around ? - 1968 is when a standard shell sizes
were made in inches. I have read as early as
1965 and as late as 1968.
will probably not find original Premier drum
heads that will fit and if you do they will
still be old and in most cases expensive.
Remo provides two types of heads that will fit
the pre-International drums. Coated Embassador
and Pin Stripe. These would need to be ordered
through a dealer or your local drum shop.
is the part number for the 12" Coated Ambassador
heads. (PR = Premier) Heads are made for 10
- 12 - 16 and 20" drums. For the other
sizes substitute the size in the part number.
BA - 0112-PR
double checked with Remo about these heads and
here is the response from Remo.
do still make the Premier Metric Heads. They
are not standard stock items for most Remo Dealers
but they are available and a special order will
most likely be required. If you need any further
assistance ordering these drumheads please feel
free to contact our Customer Service Department