Helping identifying Premier wooden snare from the 90's


Junior Member
Hello drummers,
can someone help me identifying this premier snare? The badge says "made in England" and the seller told me, its from the 90's. He thought it is a XPK, but found out it isn't. Yet, he couldn't find out which series it belongs to. Anyone knows? And if: is it any good?
Thanks a lot in advance!



Junior Member
Just found this:

It looks like a Premier Astria Model, only produced 1999 for one year. What u think?`Anyone know this drum and say something about how it sounds?


Platinum Member
The shell looks like the XPK birch-eucalyptus/birch sandwich from 97-99. But the lugs are not XPK, so I agree its probably an Astria. Sounds OK, a bit harsh perhaps, and that shell is prone to warping near the lugs.


Junior Member
If that is really an Asteria (which is basically the same snare then the birch xpk) then i’d say it sounds amazing according to this video:

Any thoughts on that?