Timpani Schnellar Series Timpani
Adams introduces the Schnellar Series timpani, the world famous sound of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam – a sound now available to the rest of the world for the very first time. These new timpani were painstakingly developed based on the original Schnellar timpani the Concertgebouw Orchestra used for decades, while utilizing modern Adams innovations to optimize the power and complexity of these magnificent instruments.
A unique base with only three legs was developed to enhance the tonal character of a unique tuning system, in which the tension rods and head stay stationary, while the bowl itself moves vertically to change pitch. Special calf heads feature a claw tension system, eliminating the counterhoop, which helps produce the pure tones of the pointed, hammered copper shells. Models are also available with Remo Rennaisance heads with counterhoops. Adams Schnellar timpani are available in 20”, 23”, 25”, 26”, 28”, 29” and 32” sizes.
Schnellar Timpani come standard with flight cases and a wheeled cart for easy transportation. Schnellar timpani are also available in "Kurbel " or Hand Crank versions without pedal mechanisms by Special Order.
Adams Schnellar Timpani are available in the US and Canada by Special Order Only. Contact a Pearl/Adams Authorized Dealer for more information.
Unlike other common molding methods used to create Timpani bowls today, all Adams timpani bowls are press formed from a single sheet of supreme quality copper. Seamless and free of any welds or soldering, the bowl is allowed to resonant freely and evenly. This forming method also ensures an even thickness throughout the entire kettle, resulting in the ultimate in both tonal quality and projection.
The Schnellar Series timpani are produced in a shape that is the perfect balance of historical design and modern technology. Each bowl is the ideal shape for classical performance to bring out all the nuance of the music.
Special Order Configurations
PLSDK Kurbel (Crank) with Calf Heads and Road Case
PLSDL Dresden Pedal with Calf Heads and Road Case
PLSDLP Dresden Pedal with Plastic Heads and Road Case