At the Winter NAMM Show 2010 in Anaheim (California), Adams introduced the Schnellar Series timpani model Amsterdam, as well as new custom case sets for its marimbas. These new timpani are developed based on the original Schnellar timpani the Concertgebouw Orchestra has been using for decades.
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Innovative tuning system A 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. Adams Schnellar timpani are available in 20”, 23”, 25”, 26”, 28”, 29” and 32” sizes.
All Professional Series timpani provide two wheels, each designed with a braking mechanism that prevents the wheel from not only turning, but also from rotating.
Adams Professional Series timpani are offered in all standard sizes, and are available in hammered cambered copper, polished copper, hammered copper and fiberglass bowl materials.
Custom marimba cases The new custom marimba cases are specially designed to protect all parts of the instruments, as well as simplify transportation. There are separate bag sets for the 5.0 Artist Marimba, the 4.6 Marimba and the 4.3 Marimba. Each set of bags also has special storage for the Voyager frame that accompanies each instrument.
Pearl distributing Adams concert bass drums In related news: Pearl will now be distributing the Adams line of concert bass drums. Constructed of Mahogany, these bass drums come standard in a lacquer finish.
Adams Concert Bass Drums are also fitted with 2” wide wooden hoops and Remo Fiberskyn III heads. Adams concert bass drums are available in 4 diameters (28”, 32”, 36”, 40”) and either 18” or 22” depths. Suspension stand included.