Adams has designed the Artist Series orchestra bells with the right timbre, resonance and tone that match the characteristics of the 1920's American sound which musicians around the world feel set the standard for quality and sound. Adams research and development has painstakingly matched the bar specifications of early 20th Century American "Round-Top Parsifal Bells" with modern design and materials.
These models in concert bells are just right for both professional and amateur ensembles. Their unique features and custom-made steel bars set them apart from any other instrument made in the world today. The combination of their sparkling "vintage" sound with sturdy modern construction will make them everyone's number one choice.
The Artist Series GAV-33 and GAF-33 feature a 3.3 octave (C-E) range including a Reversible Damper Pedal, Nickel Chrome Plated Steel Resonators and Adams’ Patented Height Adjustable Voyager or Endurance Field Frame.
The open rail system of the Adams Artist Glockenspiel not only allows for the possibility of the foot operated damper system but also eliminates “case noise” that is normally produced by bells that are mounted in a box. The patent-pending reversible damper system allows the player to operate the pedal like a vibraphone (normal on / pedal down to release) or in a reverse position (pedal off / pedal down to dampen) depending on the musical necessity. Unique to this damper system is also the feature that the accidentals are still mounted in a normal stacked configuration, making the Adams glockenspiel the most playable and practical instrument available.
Adams Artist Series Glockenspiels are made of high quality steel that have been custom formulated especially for Adams. All bars are 1.25” wide (inch and a quarter) and 7/16” thick with the highest quality Satin Nickel Plating which prevents any bright glare under stage lighting.
- 1.25" wide, 7/16” thick High-Grade Steel Parsifal Bars
- 3.3 Octave C-E
- Satin Nickel Tone Bar Finish
- Standard Tuning A= 442 Hz (other tunings available by special request)
- Patent Pending Reversible Damper System with Stacked Accidentals
- Artist Series-Nickel Plated Steel Resonators
- Patented Height Adjustable Voyager Frame
- Heavy Duty Locking Casters
- Drop Cover and Mallets Included
Artist Series Glockenspiels have natural finish French Oak rails and end caps for a classic look. The resonators are Nickel Chrome plated steel for the maximum sustain and projection.
Artist Series Instruments feature the patent-pending Reversible Damper Pedal System standard.
The GAV33 Artist Glockenspiel features the patented Voyager Height Adjustment System allowing quick and simple height adjustment in only seconds. A numbered scale on the Voyager Frame allows for fast adjustment to suit different height players and a large thumbscrew locks the height in position for secure and accurate playing.
Adams Endurance Field Frame features an extremely precise height adjustment system, triple braced for the ultimate in strength. An accessory rail across the front of the instrument allows for instruments and attachments to be easily mounted for outdoor ensemble and multi-percussion set-ups with Pearl Icon rack hardware.
|Model Number||Frame||Length||Low End||High End||Height Adj.||Weight|
|GAV-33||Voyager Frame with Damper Pedal||47”||27.5”||18.0”||35.2” – 41.6"||79 lbs.|
|GAF-33||Endurance Field Frame with Damper Pedal||47”||35.6”||22.4”||35.2” - 41.6”||112 lbs.|
Since the inception of Adams instrument production, intonation and clarity of pitch have been paramount considerations. Adams is the only company producing bars meticulously precision tuned though an incredible sixth overtone, using a specially designed proprietary computer assisted method. Each bar is hand tuned and adjusted by skilled craftsmen using this proprietary method.
Adams Artist Series Glockenspiels include a short drop cover and mallets.
|Model Number||Frame||Bars||Tuning||Range||Bar Width||Bar Thickness|
|GAV-33||Voyager Frame with Damper Pedal||High Grade Parsifal Steel||A=442 Hz.||3.3 Octave C-E||1.25"||7/16"|
|GAF-33||Endurance Field Frame with Damper Pedal||High Grade Parsifal Steel||A=442 Hz.||3.3 Octave C-E||1.25"||7/16"|
* Other pitch standards (i.e. a=440 Hz) available on special request
Endurance Field Frames
Endurance Field Frames: 8” double locking pneumatic wheels, front accessory rail, Voyager Height Adjustment System (clamps and instruments sold separately)
FFKS30: 3.3 Artist / Concert Glock Endurance Field Frame with front accessory rail (clamps and instruments sold separately)
Short Nylon Drop Covers
HS-214: 3.3 GA-GC Short Cover - Voyager or Endurance Field Frame
Adams Products are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. Mallets bar sets are entitled to one (1 ) free tuning during the the period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. Individual bars may be exchanged as often as necessary during the period of one (1) year the date of original purchase. For Rosewood and Padouk bars, Adams highly recommends waiting for nine (9) months from the date of original purchase before exchanging or tuning the bars to allow them to acclimate to your environment.
GENERAL CONDITIONS OF WARRANTY
This Warranty Does Not Cover
This warranty shall not apply to the following: sticks, brushes, beaters, springs, straps, slings, heads, wire snares, cable snares, gut snares, snare cords/straps, cymbals, bass drum hoop protectors, or damage resulting from misuse, negligence, and/or alterations or additions to the product after acceptance. Pearl’s warranty does not apply to failures caused by the following: a.) Improper maintenance or repair, including the installation of parts or components that do not conform to the quality and specification of the original. b.) Instruments that have been altered, modified or have been damaged through misuse, negligence or improper operation. c.) Instruments whose trademark, name or identification number has been changed or removed. d.) Instruments subjected to abnormal strain, neglect, abuse, modification or exposure to extreme variances in temperature or humidity. e.) Special Finishes - Drum hardware and stands ordered with Black Chrome plated, Gold plated, Satin Chrome plated, Black Nickel plated, and lacquered finishes are highly sensitive to cosmetic damage that can occur during normal handling and use. Therefore, no warranty of any kind, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, is provided against cosmetic defects or appearance damage to these finishes.
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