The Yamaha Professional TP8326CL 26" Hammered Cambered Copper Timpano feature top-of-the-line features such as cambered hammered copper bowls and the pedal balance spring system. The cambered bowls deliver ample volume as well as optimum resonance and decay.
Yamaha timpani also feature a third caster below the pedal for easy mobility and height adjustable casters that can go over 25mm, allowing for precise instrument height as well as head angle.
The hammered bowls in this series feature a squarer “cambered” profile than conventional bowl designs. The most obvious benefits are ample volume, ideal timpani decay, and significantly improved mallet response. The most desirable qualities of copper are emphasized, with carefully thought out and proven refinements to bowl size, bearing edge shape (the edge that contacts the timpani head), the diameter of the aperture in the bottom of the bowl, and more. The overall result is rich, deep tone with superior playability.
Steel Caster Nuts
The nuts that hold the main casters in place are made of steel, adding to the weight and stability of the frame so that sound is effectively transferred to the floor and to every corner of the hall.
Additional Sizes Available
In addition to the 20, 23, 26, 29, 32-inch drums, the lineup has been expanded with 24-inch and 27-inch sizes, providing a broader range of choices to match the music being played as well as the player’s preferences. More choice means greater potential for musical expression.
Specially designed hammering machines faithfully simulate the hand hammering process while eliminating the unavoidable inconsistencies of handwork. The goal was not only to improve efficiency, but more importantly to recreate the technique of master craftsmen. The result is bowls that exude hand-made warmth.
Pedal Adjustment Clutch (PAC) System
The PAC system allows pedal resistance to be adjusted while maintaining perfect pedal balance. A large knob makes adjustment easy too.
Large main casters are supplemented by a third caster below the pedal, allowing the instruments to glide smoothly and easily.
There is no need 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.
The locking and unlocking of the large caster can be set quickly and certainly with just one touch of a button.
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.
The main casters include a one-touch lock mechanism that contributes to fast, sure setup. In addition to the main caster lock mechanism an auxiliary brake has been added to the pedal caster. The player can engage the auxiliary brake to securely lock the caster and prevent movement of the instrument.
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.