Adams Percussion

The Adams Schnellar timpani Classical model

In addition to the Adams Schnellar timpani, model Amsterdam, we now proudly present the Classical model.

Inspired by Hans Schnellars original salon timpani, owned by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, we re-designed the base of the instrument and the crank-operation.

The handmade bowls have a diameter of 600 and 630 mm, but can be made different sizes too. The instruments come with Sonnberg goat skins. These goat parchments are made from rawhide and thus provide a richer variety of overtones. In addition, they have a very pronounced fundamental note, which gives the perfect bass foundation, especially for larger drums.

The timpani perfectly suit the Baroque, Classical, and early Romantic repertoire, and are available with a lacquered or nickel plated base.

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  • Musikmesse 2018 11 - 14 April 2018 Visit us at the Frankfurt Music Fair 2018, Hall 8.0, Booth K 60


  • Andrew Wiering At age fifteen, percussionist Andrew Wiering was awarded a scholarship to study at Adelaide University's Elder Conservat...

  • Saverio Tasca Saverio Tasca is known as one of the most interesting percussion keyboards player and composer in europe, as Dave Samuel...

  • Fernando Hashimoto Fernando Hashimoto is Associate Professor of percussion at University of Campinas/UNICAMP in Brazil, where he has been d...