DEMO MODEL: This instrument has been opened and typically used by an artist or group at a clinic or performance event (i.e. a State Educator show, or Industry Trade show booth.) The instruments have not been previously owned, and with very few exceptions, are in original packaging. All DEMO models instruments still carry the full manufacturer’s warranty - but at a lower cost to compensate for the limited usage. All specifications and details are identical to the brand new versions.
The Yamaha TP6304CL is a set of 23", 26", 29", and 32” intermediate series timpani with smooth polished copper bowls. These drums come standard with fiber head covers, long drop covers, and a timpani key.
The next generation of Yamaha timpani includes a completely redesigned frame that enables maximum sustain from the suspended bowl or kettle and ensures reliable long term operation. Special attention was given to the bowl design to improve consistency and give each new series a deep rich tone. A new wheel design and improved pedal mechanics allow vast position options and smooth reliable pedal operation. The tuning gauge is now movable, allowing its position to accommodate both German and American setup options.
The 6300 Intermediate Series timpani are ideal for high school and college bands, orchestras, percussion ensembles, and marching bands. With its sleek finish and pure resonance, the 6300 Series offers professional-grade sound quality for all levels of repertoire. The 6300 Series uses smooth copper bowls spun to precision to ensure uniform wall thickness for pure resonance and a beautiful tone. To further enhance dynamic range and tonal projection, the bowls are freely suspended in a steel support ring. This design allows pure, undistorted sound even at dynamic extremes. Remo Renaissance heads with an aluminum insert ring are included with all 6300 Intermediate series timpani.
In addition to its exceptional sound quality and value, the 6300 Series boasts many features that allow the performer to play in their most natural and comfortable position. The recessed tension rods stay out of the performer's way, especially during sweeping motions. The cable-linked tuning gauge with letter and accidental indicators increase the performer's tuning accuracy and provides convenient tuning changes during performance.
Pedal Balance Spring System
Pedal spring and head tension are balanced so the set pitch is maintained even if the player removes his or her foot from the pedal. Pitch changes across the entire range are smooth and easy.
Refined Kettle Design
In depth research into the effects of kettle edge angle and the dimensions of the openings in the bottom of the kettle have resulted in designs that bring out the most desirable characteristics of the copper materials used.
New Frame Design
The timpani frame does more than just support the kettle. It plays a significant role in sound quality as well. Strength and playability enhancements have been combined with artist feedback to create a new, optimally balanced frame design. A suspension ring attached to the frame provides a floating mount in which the kettle does not directly contact the frame, allowing full, unrestricted resonance.
Yamaha Remo Renaissance Heads
Yamaha Remo Renaissance Heads with aluminum insert rings offer outstanding expression with stable pitch and excellent durability. This REMO Renaissance head enables a player to perform a rich musical expression with a more stable pitch and durability.
Large Casters and Pedal Casters
Two types of casters that make moving and positioning Yamaha timpani easy also allow height adjustment so that the height and angle of the instruments can be precisely set as required. The large casters include a one-touch lock mechanism that contributes to fast, sure setup.
It’s now easier than ever to move timpani room to room/stage with difficulty as there is no longer a need to remove a timpani wheel as located under the pedal in the now previous models.
All casters are equipped with 25mm-width height adjustment by which the height and the angle of the head can be finely adjusted. This enables the timpani to be played at any situation since the height can be always changed to the most suitable position both for the sitting and standing player.
German Setup Support
The tuning gauge can be easily attached to the left or right side of the instrument for compatibility with German system arrangements.
A tuning key/wrench holder that attaches to the side opposite the tuning gauge is included.
Large pedals have been adopted for easier operation. The pedal color is silver, making it easier to locate on a dark stage.
Recessed rod ears in rim keeps the tension rod heads well out of the way of sweeping motions during play and cradles the timpani key for solid adjustments.
Enclosed housing on tuning gauge increases durability, and maintains smooth movement of the pointer.
Black rim and tuning gauge reduces glare from lights and the sun while complementing black hardware.
Teflon tape on bearing edge provides whisper quiet tuning.