Snare Drums




Genista 100SE Snare Drums

Genista 100SE Snare Drums

Celebrating 100 years of Premier, the Genista 100SE snare drums are a reimagining of the original, unsupported birch snares launched in the 90’s. Two unique models see the return of Genista’s distinctive double-end tension lug design that was admired by so many drummers, and each finished in a striking, special edition tri-band lacquer.

Key Features

  • Special centenary edition
  • Choice of two sizes: 14″ x 5.5″ or 14″ x 7″
  • High-gloss tri-band lacquer finish
  • Premium North American birch ply
  • 5.6mm, 7-ply shell construction
  • 45-degree precision cut bearing edge
  • Original Genista tension lug design 
  • 2.3mm triple-flange steel hoops 
  • Heavy-duty 610 snare strainer 
  • 20-strand snare wire
  • Remo Coated UT drumheads


Launched to coincide with Premier’s centenary, the Genista 100SE snare drums are a range of two special edition models finished in a beautifully lacquered tri-band that celebrates Premier’s legacy. Furthermore, they embody many of the original features that defined Genista back in the 90’s – the first unsupported birch shell produced by Premier.

The Genista 100SE snares eye-catching shell finishes are impeccable. A lacquered tri-band featuring red stain stripes that showcase the shell’s birch grain whilst the solid white contrast is reminiscent of one of the most popular colour choices of years gone by. At the heart of every shell proudly sits the famous “P” badge, an emblem of quality, thanks to the return of the original chrome mount badge plinth. Combined with the tri-band finish, these snares have a uniquely Premier feel to them.

Returning once again are the original two Genista snare sizes: a 14″ x 5.5″ with its high pitched crack, and a 14″ x 7″ with weighted resonance. Both adapt easily to a wide range of tunings and are fitted with Premier 610 snare mechanism which offers a quick release feature, allowing you to change the snare head without altering the snare setting and tension.

The sound of the all-birch 5.6mm, 7-ply shell is unmistakable. Tonally, they offer fantastic weight and attack with a fast decay that can cut through any musical ensemble. All Genista shells are precision cut and feature a 45-degree bearing edge which helps to further increase attack, resonance and sustain for optimum sound performance. The 2.3mm triple-flange hoops are also excellent for minimising undesirable overtones.

One of the most memorable features of the early Genista snares was the iconic double-ended snare lug. This distinctive and beautiful design returns once again, retooled based upon the original factory drawings for maximum authenticity, performance, and aesthetic. Each lug is subsequently fitted to their respective shell using an isolating, moulded plinth to guarantee a larger than life, uncompromising tone.

Genista 100SE snares are a celebration of Premier’s 100 years of drum building and available for a limited time only.




  • 14" x 5.5"

    Snare Drum


  • 14" x 7"

    Snare Drum