With the Dresden Vintage timpani we recreated the sound, look and simplicity of the legendary Dresden instruments making as few alterations as possible and making subtle improvements where it was vital. The castings are cast steel (molds blueprinted and cast from original parts) and the bowls are hand made two piece .08 thick copper with a replicated hand hammered finish just as the originals.
Details such as finer teeth on the ratchet, a transfer bar for the fine tuner on the players side, accidental tabs on the tuning gauge and a slightly sharper lip on the bowl make this drum far more versatile than the originals. The precision construction of the suspension rings, counterhoops and lip of the bowls mean that these parts are very flat, round and true which is a trait the originals could never boast.
The fine tuner looks similar to the original yet moves easily and has a lift handle that can also be moved out of the way of your knees. You will get an authentic original Dresdner sound without all the problems and inconsistencies that the originals have always been known for. This is by far the most accurate reproduction of any Dresdner style drum to date.