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Timpani Philharmonic Dresden Classic

The latest addition to the world famous Adams timpani product line is the Dresden Classic. Combining the timeless tone of Dresden style drums with modern quality, these drums offer a response and projection you hear with a presence and fullness unlike and other.

Features

Adams

The latest addition to the world famous Adams timpani product line is the Dresden Classic. Combining the timeless sound of vintage Dresden style drums with modern production quality and consistency, these drums offer a more quick response and tone projection that you hear immediately along with a fundamental presence and fullness unlike any other.

Hammered copper bowls are supported by a specially designed high strength suspension ring and cast steel struts that decrease the pressure on the frame and help prevent any flex or changes in the shape of the frame or bowl.

A traditional, simple and strong frame design reduces the strain of transport without sacrificing tone or stability.

Philharmonic Dresden Classic

The Dresden style pedal mechanism features a traditional ratchet and clutch foot operated design and a patent pending folded split rocker arm eliminating the need for a transfer bar. This traditional ratchet style Dresden pedal mechanism provides players a familiar feel of natural head resistance.

Philharmonic Dresden Classic
  • Dresden-Style Pedal Mechanism (foot-operated ratchet design)
  • Copper Dresden style bowls
  • Patent Pending Folded Split Rocker Arm
  • Specially Designed cast steel struts
  • T-handle Fine Tuner on player side
  • Easy-to-read all metal tuning gauges
  • All metal parts nickel plated
  • Remo Renaissance Timpani Heads with Insert Rings
  • Wooden Head Covers Included, with padded head surface and leather tie down straps

The authentic vintage character, sound, easy operation and maintenance make these timpani the first choice of professionals all over the world.

Shell

Adams Philharmonic Light Timpani represent the ultimate expression of quality in timpani sound and design.

Our Philharmonic Light Timpani are in the classic European style with the most technologically advanced features and bowl designs ever developed. Every Philharmonic Light bowl is made of the highest quality select copper, individually formed into the traditional European style tapered semi-flat bowl shape, from one single piece without seams or soldering.

Adams Shell

The bowls are meticulously formed to ensure an even and matched tone from drum to drum, and to eliminate the interference of unwanted overtones. Every detail of these superior bowls, from the shape of the lip, to the taper and depth, has been developed through years of research in conjunction with top professional timpanists from all over the world. The result is a drum that has the most beautiful, long-ringing, fundamental pitch-core you will ever hear. From whisper soft, to the loudest end of the dynamic spectrum, these bowls project beautifully and are virtually impossible to overplay. The shape of the bowl, together with the construction and design of the Philharmonic Light Frame, produces a tone that will resist distortion and sharpness as the player increases volume and power.

Configurations

All Adams Philharmonic Light timpani include wooden head covers, mutes, tuning gauges, and Short Drop covers

American Configuration
American Set-up

Drums arranged from left to right: 32-29-26-23-20

German Configuration
German Set-up

Drums arranged from left to right: 20-23-26-29-32

Standard Configurations

Model Number Description Heads Set-up
PHDCW-20L 20” Classic Dresden with Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads American
PHDCW-23L 23” Classic Dresden with Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads American
PHDCW-26L 26” Classic Dresden with Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads American
PHDCW-29L 29” Classic Dresden with Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads American
PHDCW-32L 32” Classic Dresden with Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads American
PHDCW-SET2L 26 & 29 Classic Dresden with Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads American
PHDCW-SET4L 23,26,29 & 32 Classic Dresden with Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads American
PHDCW-SET5L 20,23,26,29 & 32 Classic Dresden with Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads American

Special Order Configurations

Model Number Description Heads Set-up
PHDC-20 20” Classic Dresden NO Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads American
PHDC-23 23” Classic Dresden NO Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads American
PHDC-26 26” Classic Dresden NO Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads American
PHDC-29 29” Classic Dresden NO Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads American
PHDC-32 32” Classic Dresden NO Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads American
PHDC-SET2 26 & 29 Classic Dresden NO Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads American
PHDC-SET4 23,26,29 & 32 Classic Dresden NO Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads American
PHDC-SET5 20,23,26,29 & 32 Classic Dresden NO Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads American
PHDC-20R 20” Classic Dresden NO Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads German
PHDC-23R 23” Classic Dresden NO Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads German
PHDC-26R 26” Classic Dresden NO Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads German
PHDC-29R 29” Classic Dresden NO Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads German
PHDC-32R 32” Classic Dresden NO Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads German
PHDC-SET2R 26 & 29 Classic Dresden NO Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads German
PHDC-SET4R 23,26,29 & 32 Classic Dresden NO Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads German
PHDC-SET5R 20,23,26,29 & 32 Classic Dresden NO Wheels Remo Renaissance Heads German

Accessories

Thrones

D3000TC Throne

D3000TC
Pearl D3000TC Timpani / Conductors Throne Hydraulic Height Adjustment with Backrest

Short Drop Covers

Model Number Drum Size Description
TPCV-20 20” Nylon
TPCV-23 23” Nylon
TPCV-25 25” Nylon
TPCV-26 26” Nylon
TPCV-28 28” Nylon
TPCV-29 29” Nylon
TPCV-30 30” Nylon
TPCV-32 32” Nylon

Short Drop Covers

Long Drop Covers

Model Number Drum Size Description
TPCV-20L 20” Vinyl w/zipper front
TPCV-23L 23” Vinyl w/zipper front
TPCV-25L 25” Vinyl w/zipper front
TPCV-26L 26” Vinyl w/zipper front
TPCV-28L 28” Vinyl w/zipper front
TPCV-29L 29” Vinyl w/zipper front
TPCV-30L 30” Vinyl w/zipper front
TPCV-32L 32” Vinyl w/zipper front

Long Drop Covers

Miscellaneous

Model Number Description
PM-100 Adams Timpani Key
PBA-02 Adams Felt Timpani Mute w/cord

Miscellaneous

Warranty

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. 

The obligation created by this warranty is limited to repair or replacement of the defective item at Pearl’s sole discretion.

Owner’s Responsibility
It is important that the owner/user be familiar with the proper maintenance and use of their Pearl instrument. Keep this warranty and proof of purchase in a safe place.  Be prepared to provide purchase information to avoid undue difficulties in determining eligibility for warranty protection. If any service is not performed by Pearl, it will terminate this warranty.

To Obtain Warranty Service
Warranty service may be obtained by first notifying the Pearl dealer from which the product was originally purchased.  Upon notification, the Pearl dealer must obtain Return Authorization from the Pearl Customer Service Department.  This number must be written plainly on the outside of the package or the returned shipping carton will be refused.  Returned merchandise must be accompanied by a copy of the original sales receipt.  All freight and insurance must be prepaid by the original owner.  Pearl will stand return freight, provided the defect is adjudged to be covered by warranty.  Merchandise found to be not covered by warranty will be returned freight collect.

Warranty Limitations
This Limited Warranty is exclusive and made in lieu of all other warranties, and all implied warranties, including without limitation any warranties of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose which are hereby expressly disclaimed. In no event will responsibility be accepted for incidental or consequential damages of any nature whatsoever. Some states do not allow limitation on how long an implied warranty may last. Therefore, the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to stat