Whether it is the NAMM Show or the Music Messe in Frankfurt, Germany, Yamaha's booth is always huge and packed with the latest innovations on all levels. The drums celebrate their 50th anniversary this year, but also new Timpani were added to the already impressive catalog of hammered copper bowls. The lineup of the 8300 is expanded with 24-inch and 27-inch sizes for a broader range of choices. In addition, we added a video Custom Series Marching Percussion Yamaha released in 2015.
TP-8300R Series These timpani feature cambered hammered copper bowls and the pedal balance spring system. The hammered bowls in this series feature a squarer 'cambered' profile than conventional bowl designs. Benefits are ample volume, ideal timpani decay, and significantly improved mallet response. In addition to the 23-inch and 26-inch sizes, the lineup has been expanded with 24-inch and 27-inch sizes.
Specially designed hammering machines simulate the hand hammering process while eliminating the unavoidable inconsistencies of handwork. Yamaha's goal was not only to improve efficiency, but to recreate the technique of master craftsmen. The result is bowls that exude hand-made warmth.
Custom Series Marching Percussion Custom lacquer finishes are available to high schools, colleges, and independent marching groups. There are 24(!) different custom lacquer finishes hardware options available along with chrome hardware on marching snare drums.
Troy Wollwage, Marketing Manager Percussion Band & Orchestral Division at Yamaha, shows you all the snares and gives the insights and a little history lesson on Yamaha Marching as well. All the marching snare drums are made in the same factory where the Yamaha Drums are produced as well.