Adams is excited to have Philharmonic Dresden Vintage join the existing line-up of high end Adams timpani available today.
Re-engineered from the ground up, Adams Philharmonic Dresden Vintage timpani were painstakingly designed taking cues from Dresden drums of the 19th and early 20th century. These new instruments utilize modern Adams innovations to optimize the power and complexity of these magnificent instruments, while retaining their unique vintage look and sound.
The special extra thin vintage profile handmade hammered bowls are finished in a unique etched red-tinted lacquer, which will create a striking visual presence within any ensemble. Frame components are lacquered red with hand-detailed gold pin-striping. Available in 20, 23, 26, 29, and 32 sizes in both American and German configuration, these new drums will allow the modern timpanist to get that dark vintage sound. This listing is for 1-26" Timpani. Images shown are for reference only.
Special Dresden Vintage Profile Handmade Bowls
Etched Red-Tinted Lacquered Hammered Bowls Standard
Polished Hammered Bowls available at no extra charge
Frame components are lacquered red with hand-detailed gold pin-striping
Pistol-Style Fine Tuner
Square Counterhoop Standar
This listing is with Plastic Heads, Kalfo Calf Heads available
American System Standard, German system available on request
Wooden padded head covers and felt mutes included
Available In 20 , 23 , 26 , 29 , 32 size
Standard Sets (American Configuration)
American : Arranging the drums in the typical "American " style of high drum on the right, and low drum on the left (also sometimes referred to as "keyboard" or "piano" style for the same "low-on-the-left" reasons). This is important when ordering Dresden style drums as the tuning pedal and gauges are placed not in the front center position -but to the right or left of the bowl. For instance: a 20" Amercian Dresden timpano will have the pedal and gauge on the left of the bowl, nearest the center of the set-up when placed on the farthest right-hand position.
Also available for *special order* is the German setup. Please contact us for details.
German: Arranging the drums in the typical "German" style of high drum on the left, and low drum on the right. This is the traditional set-up configuration of European or "Germanic" orchestral timpani playing heritage. The advantages with the German configuration is that it places the typical dominant (or "5th" in harmonic structure) on a right-handed players stronger side, naturally enhancing the musical character of the classic "five -one" chord resolution. As with the American configuartion, it is important to note a players preference for "german" configuration when ordering Dresden style drums as the tuning pedal and gauges are placed not in the front center position -but to the right or left of the bowl. For instance: a 20" German Dresden timpano will have the pedal and gauge on the right of the bowl, nearest the center of the set-up when placed on the farthest left-hand position.