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Timpani Philharmonic Light - Dresden

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.

Features

Adams

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.

Philharmonic Light Timpani

Both our original Berlin Style and our Cloyd Duff Model Dresden Style Philharmonic Light models feature the exclusive Adams “ratchet free” adjustable pedal system. Often imitated, this unique system is state of the art, offering without doubt the best positive locking mechanism available. There are absolutely no intermeshing metal teeth, which can slip, grind and restrict the pinpointing of each note. With the Adams pedal mechanism, the player can lock in any note securely and silently, precisely where you hear it, not where the tooth of a ratchet dictates.

Our patented split rocker arm system redistributes the leverage employed by the pedal cam and the fine tuner rod, thus eliminating the increased resistance in the pedal and fine tuner mechanism in the high register of each drum.

This ingenious design decreases the pressure on the frame of the timpani, preventing any flex or changes in the frame or bowl shape. The result is an increase in projection and sustain, throughout the entire range, especially the upper register. Additionally, with the elimination of flex on the frame, the spider, hoop and head now pull down straight and on center, never to one side. This revolutionary Adams exclusive produces a pedal and fine tuner with incredibly smooth action.

Pedal resistance can now be adjusted using the spring balance mechanism located on the back of each drum. This adjustment gives you a feeling of equal pedal pressure throughout the entire pitch range, even in the lowest registers.

Adams Philharmonic Light timpani are available in the following sizes: 20, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30 and 32 inch diameters, and come standard with Remo timpani heads with steel insert rings. Drums can be ordered either American or German system.

Heavy-duty key locking wooden head discs are standard and are felt lined for protection and security.

Optional Kalfo Super Timpani heads from Ireland are available if desired.

Philharmonic Light Timpani

The fine tuner is located on the player’s side and has a t-handle for fast easy adjustments.

The classic European style of the Adams Frame, in combination with the latest computer aided machine technology, results in timpani frame construction that is unmatched in precision, quality and attention to detail. Our adjustable centering devices prevent the heads from being pulled or shifted off center during transport or simply by being carried incorrectly. They adjust freely from side to side so that they never inhibit tension rod movement.

Philharmonic Light Timpani

The wheel system is extremely strong, noise free and features two-way positive locking. The new unique tilting system stabilizer pistons allow the player to quickly and easily tilt the timpani and then disengage to lower the drums back down to the casters. One touch with the tip of your toe engages the piston, adding extra stability to your drum, eliminating any rocking motion. One flip of the release disengages all without bending over.

Philharmonic Light Timpani

The tuning gauge on each drum is extremely clear and easy to read. Each individual tuning letter tab is quickly and easily thumbscrew adjustable. These tabs cannot be jarred loose and will not rattle. The tuning gauge is also completely adjustable from front to back to aid in positioning for optimum viewing angle. The pointer and connecting rod are joined by a unique ball & socket system, eliminating all binding, to create a truly accurate, precision engineered tuning indicator.

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

Standard Configurations

Model Number Description Heads Set-up
PLCD-20 20” Philharmonic Light- Dresden Remo Renaissance Heads American
PLCD-23 23” Philharmonic Light- Dresden Remo Renaissance Heads American
PLCD-25 25” Philharmonic Light- Dresden Remo Renaissance Heads American
PLCD-26 26” Philharmonic Light- Dresden Remo Renaissance Heads American
PLCD-28 28” Philharmonic Light- Dresden Remo Renaissance Heads American
PLCD-29 29” Philharmonic Light- Dresden Remo Renaissance Heads American
PLCD-30 30” Philharmonic Light- Dresden Remo Renaissance Heads American
PLCD-32 32” Philharmonic Light- Dresden Remo Renaissance Heads American
PLCD-SET2 26 & 29 Philharmonic Light- Dresden Remo Renaissance Heads American
PLCD-SET4 23,26,29 & 32 Philharmonic Light- Dresden Remo Renaissance Heads American
PLCD-SET5 20,23,26,29 & 32 Philharmonic Light- Dresden Remo Renaissance Heads American

Special Order Configurations

Model Number Description Heads Set-up
PLCD-20C 20” Philharmonic Light- Dresden Kalfo Calf heads American
PLCD-23C 23” Philharmonic Light- Dresden Kalfo Calf heads American
PLCD-25C 25” Philharmonic Light- Dresden Kalfo Calf heads American
PLCD-26C 26” Philharmonic Light- Dresden Kalfo Calf heads American
PLCD-28C 28” Philharmonic Light- Dresden Kalfo Calf heads American
PLCD-29C 29” Philharmonic Light- Dresden Kalfo Calf heads American
PLCD-30C 30” Philharmonic Light- Dresden Kalfo Calf heads American
PLCD-32C 32” Philharmonic Light- Dresden Kalfo Calf heads American
PLCD-SET2C 26 & 29 Philharmonic Light- Dresden Kalfo Calf heads American
PLCD-SET4C 23,26,29 & 32 Philharmonic Light- Dresden Kalfo Calf heads American
PLCD-SET5C 20,23,26,29 & 32 Philharmonic Light- Dresden Kalfo Calf heads American

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