With more than 40 years of experience as timpani makers, Adams is the world leader in timpani design and innovation. Available in 9 unique models ranging from timeless and vintage to modern quality and consistency.
Philharmonic Dresden Vintage
Re-engineered from the ground up, Adams Philharmonic Dresden Vintage timpani were painstakingly designed, taking cues from Dresden drums of the 19th and early 20th centuries. These new instruments utilize modern Adams innovations while retaining their unique vintage look and sound. Dresden Vintage Timpani feature a special extra-thin vintage profile with handmade hammered bowls that are finished in a unique etched red-tinted lacquer, creating a striking visual presence within any ensemble. Frame components are lacquered red with hand-detailed gold pin-striping.
PHDV Dresden Vintage
Available in standard sizes in both American and German configuration, Dresden Vintage drums allow the modern timpanist to achieve that dark, vintage sound.
Special Dresden Vintage profile handmade bowls
Etched Red-Tinted Lacquer
Frame components are lacquered red with hand-detailed gold pin-striping
Pistol-Style Fine Tuner
Kalfo Calf heads with Flesh Hoops
Wooden padded head covers and felt mutes included
20”, 23”, 26”, 29”, 32”