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Adams Symphonic Gen II Timpani

The impressive sound and quality of the Adams Symphonic GEN2  Series Timpani allow them to excel in a multitude of different playing situations. Whether performing in a symphony hall or a school auditorium, the outstanding sound and unmatched precision of the Symphonic Series will exceed your performance demands.

Improving on Adams previous generation Symphonic model, the GEN II features a chromed steel support ring and counter hoop, and extra strong struts to maximize the pitch and sustain. Effortless transport is provided by wide base legs for improved stability, smooth rolling casters, and a standard integrated third wheel. With the precision pitch adjustment afforded by the block pedal and fine tuner, and options of three different bowl types, Symphonic GEN II timpani give all players extraordinary control of their sound.


European-Style toe-release block system
The Symphonic GEN II series pedal mechanism is based upon the European style toe-release block system, also known as a clutch and post system. Unlike the Professional GEN II series balanced action system, this type of block pedal system allows the fundamental pitch of the timpani head to be easily altered without effecting pedal performance.

Fine Tuner
Symphonic GEN2 Series timpani feature an easy to operate fine tuner located on the player’s side.

Quality Comes Standard
Three wheels, two double wheels (or optional single) at the rear and one under the pedal mechanism, have been custom designed with a braking mechanism that prevents them from both turning and rotating. The wheels are also designed to eliminate any possibility of noise caused from vibration. Other great standard features include an easy to operate tuning gauge, and high-quality Remo Renaissance Timpani heads with insert rings for increased rigidity and improved sound quality. The Adams Symphonic GEN II series timpani are offered in five kettle diameters, 20”, 23”, 26”, 29”, and 32”.

Adams timpani kettles. Second to none.

Adams takes the biggest lead over others with the in-house production of the timpani bowls. The Adams deep-drawn method of production is far superior in tone and consistency to other common molding methods.

Seamless and free of any welds or soldering, the kettle is allowed to resonant freely and evenly. This forming method also ensures an even thickness throughout the entire kettle, resulting in the ultimate in both tonal quality and projection. It makes the Adams timpani kettles second to none.

Hammered cambered copper kettle

The hammered cambered copper kettle is our top-of-the-range model. The quality of the tone is really focused, very warm, and with a lot of fundamental

Hammered copper kettle

The hammered copper kettle 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 kettle

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.

Configurations Symphonic GEN II

Cambered Hammered Copper

20" - 2PASYIIDH20
23" - 2PASYIIDH23
26" - 2PASYIIDH26
29" - 2PASYIIDH29
32" - 2PASYIIDH32

Hammered Copper

20" - 2PASYIIKH20
23" - 2PASYIIKH23
26" - 2PASYIIKH26
29" - 2PASYIIKH29
32" - 2PASYIIKH32

Smooth Copper 

20" - 2PASYIIKG20
23" - 2PASYIIKG23
26" - 2PASYIIKG26
29" - 2PASYIIKG29
32" - 2PASYIIKG32

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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