1960 Premier Royal Ace Piccolo Snare

Most people are unaware of Ringo's first Beatle snare drum, which is actually called a Premier 4"x14" Royal Ace. Remember that this is the snare heard on BIG hit songs like "Twist And Shout" and "I Saw Her Standing There."

Photo: Gary Astridge
Photo: Gary Astridge
Photo: Gary Astridge
Photo: Gary Astridge

The Premier Royal Ace piccolo snare on the right in both photos belongs to Ringo. I gave it to him for his 70th birthday.

Ringo shares old memories with 2010 All Starr Band mate Edgar Winter and drum tech Jeff Chonis as photographed by photographer Rob Shanahan after receiving my vintage Premier snare drum.

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