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Adams Professional Gen II Timpani

The Adams Professional GEN II has everything you are looking for as a timpanist, so you can careless focus on making music. It is not for nothing that this is the most played timpani in the world. The perfect timpani for the band-, marching-, and educational scene. 

At the heart of the GEN II is a patented, balanced action pedal mechanism with adjustable spring tension. Each drum’s pedal action is adjustable via a tension knob on the base, allowing it to be smooth over an extended tuning range.

The Professional GEN II bowl is suspended from a chrome-plated steel ring, and is supported by extra strong struts. New double-wheel locking casters, wider stance base legs, and integrated third wheel provide more stability and maneuverability than previously available

Specifications Professional GEN II

Kettle types: Hammered Cambered Copper – Hammered Copper – Polished Copper – Fiberglass
Kettle sizes: 32” – 29” – 26” – 23” – 20”
Pedal: Patented Balanced Action Pedal mechanism
Heads: Adams Remo Renaissance with aluminium insert ring, hazy film
Hoops: Chrome-plated counterhoops
Suspension ring: Single flange chrome-plated ring (freefloating kettle)
Base: Powder coated aluminium base with wider stance base legs and integrated third wheel
Swivel casters: Commercial-grade locking, double-wheel swivel casters
Struts: 6x powder coated extra strong aluminium struts
Including: Tuning gauge, mute, tuning key
Options: Cover, fine-tuner, endurance field wheels


These are the main features of the Professional GEN II timpani. 

Balanced Action Spring Mechanism
This system guarantees smooth and easy pitch changes throughout the entire range. The pedal's spring and rim tension are balanced so that the set pitch is maintained even when the player removes his or her foot from the pedal. To reduce problems that similar systems on the market have, Adams engineers developed a patented technique that produces a much more stable system. Zelfs wanneer er na verloop van tijd een onvermijdelijke onbalans ontstaat tussen veer- en velgspanning. Het gepatenteerde systeem is zo stabiel en krachtig dat zelfs het gebruik van kalfshuiden mogelijk wordt in combinatie met een Balanced Action veermechanisme.

Bowl Design
The Professional GEN II timpani come with a choice of four bowl types. The free-floating bowls are suspended from a single flange chrome-plated steel ring supported by strong struts for maximum sustain and projection. Scroll down for more information about the different bowls. 

Machine Hammering & Polishing
The in-house designed hammering and polishing machine eliminates the inconsistencies of handwork. The machine perfectly recreates the technique of experienced craftsmen in both, the hand hammering and hand polishing process.

Excellent Stability & Smooth Mobility
The commercial-grade locking, double-wheel swivel casters, wider stance base legs, and integrated third wheel provide excellent stability and smooth mobility. The wheels are also designed to eliminate any possibility of noise caused from vibration.

Adams Remo Renaissance Heads
Adams Remo Renaissance hazy timpani heads with aluminum insert ring boast a warm, dark, focused sound with full-range projection and stable pitch.

Optional Fine Tuner Upgrade
Optional Fine Tuner Upgrade for the Profesisonal GEN II timpani allows small adjustments during performance.

Optional Field Wheel Set Upgrade
All Professional GEN II timpani can be upgraded with Field Wheel Sets.


Adams timpani bowls. Second to none.

Adams takes the biggest lead over others with the in-house production of the timpani bowls. All bowls are press formed from a single sheet of supreme quality copper. The Adams deep-drawn method of production is far superior in tone and consistency to other common molding or spinning methods.

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 bowl, resulting in the ultimate in both tonal quality and projection. It makes the Adams timpani bowls second to none.

Hammered cambered copper bowl

This cambered bowl has a flat bottomed shape profile and is squarer than the parabolic bowl. The beautiful sound characteristics of our carefully chosen copper are perfectly reflected in this bowl.  The quality of the tone is darker than other GEN II models, and more focused with a prominent fundamental.



Hammered copper bowl

The hammered copper bowl has the best price-quality ratio. Compared to the Polished Copper you pay a little more, but you get a tone that is more focused and direct.

Polished copper bowl

Polished Copper timpani are the benchmark in sound and performance, due to their ability to be used in nearly any setting by amateurs and professionals alike.

Fiberglass bowl

The fiberglass bowl is lower weight and more cost-effective than copper. While its range is the same as the copper bowl, fiberglass has a slightly shorter sustain that makes them ideal for smaller ensembles and venues.

Configurations Professional GEN II

Cambered Hammered Copper

20" - 2PAPRIIDH20
23" - 2PAPRIIDH23
26" - 2PAPRIIDH26
29" - 2PAPRIIDH29
32" - 2PAPRIIDH32

Hammered Copper

20" - 2PAPRIIKH20
23" - 2PAPRIIKH23
26" - 2PAPRIIKH26
29" - 2PAPRIIKH29
32" - 2PAPRIIKH32

Smooth Copper 

20" - 2PAPRIIKG20
23" - 2PAPRIIKG23
26" - 2PAPRIIKG26
29" - 2PAPRIIKG29
32" - 2PAPRIIKG32


20" - 2PAPRIIFI20
23" - 2PAPRIIFI23
26" - 2PAPRIIFI26
29" - 2PAPRIIFI29
32" - 2PAPRIIFI32

German Set-up
Drums arranged from left to right: 20"-23"-26"-29"-32"

American Set-up
Drums arranged from left to right: 32"-29"-26"-23"-20"

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