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Adams Revolution Timpani

Adams Revolution Timpani have a number of patented developments that combine truly professional performance sound quality with an innovative balanced action pedal system, height adjustment system, wide range hand fine-tuner, and a removable, folding base for true portability.

For the first time since the introduction of the popular Balance Action Spring Pedal mechanism, calf heads can be used on a timpani with this system. An octave can be achieved from each drum with the range tuner. There has never been a more practical, portable, high-quality instrument.

Specifications Revolution

Kettle types: Hammered Copper – Polished Copper – Fiberglass
Kettle sizes: 32” – 29” – 26” – 23” – 20”
Pedal: Patented Balanced Action Pedal mechanism
Heads: Remo Renaissance with aluminium insert ring, hazy film
Hoops: Powder coated counterhoops
Base: Removable and foldable 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
Height adjustable: From 84cm to 94cm
Including: Tuning gauge, fine-tuner, mute, tuning key
Options: Cover, gig bags

Features Revolution

These are the main features of our Revolution timpani. 

Optimal Portability - Seperate Bowl & Base
The base and bowl of the Revolution Series Timpani easily separate without tools, making these the only truly portable high-quality timpani available. When separated from the base, each Revolution timpani maintains tension and has a range of a 5th using the hand fine tuner feature. The base itself folds and locks and can be easily carried away using the built-in handle. The oversized double locking swivel casters combined with the permanently installed locking third wheel assembly on the pedal help the Revolution timpani glide with fingertip effort.

Patented Head Tension Mechanism - Uniform Tensile Load
The patented internal tensioning star automatically devides the tensile load evenly over the instrument's tension rods. This means your timpani head is always equally in balance giving you a perfect and even tone. Now replacing or tuning a timpani head couldn't be simpler!

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.

Fine Tuner
The fine tuner allows optimum usage of an extremely wide pitch range of greater than 1 octave (per timpani) with the pedal mechanism attached. Without the pedal attached, the range of the fine tuner is a fifth. This inventive fine tuner makes the Revolution Timpani truly unique.

Height Adjustment
The height of the Adams Revolution Timpani is adjustable from 84cm to 94cm. To adjust the height of the timpani you must unscrew the screw on the right side of the undercarriage two turns (with the included screwdriver only). Once the screw is loosened, you can adjust the height by turning the kettle round. Ideal for younger musicians and for stage leveling.

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.

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.

Configurations Revolution

Hammered Copper

20” - 2PARFKH20
23” - 2PARFKH23
26” - 2PARFKH26
29” - 2PARFKH29
32” - 2PARFKH32

Smooth Copper

20” - 2PARFKG20
23” - 2PARFKG23
26” - 2PARFKG26
29” - 2PARFKG29
32” - 2PARFKG32


20” - 2PARFFI20
23” - 2PARFFI23
26” - 2PARFFI26
29” - 2PARFFI29
32” - 2PARFFI32

This is no ordinary timpani. This is the most innovative timpani ever.


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