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Timpani Philharmonic Dresden Vintage

The latest addition to the world famous Adams timpani product line is the Dresden Classic. Combining the timeless tone of Dresden style drums with modern quality, these drums offer a response and projection you hear with a presence and fullness unlike and other.


Adams is excited to have Philharmonic Dresden Vintage join the existing line-up of high end Adams timpani available today.

Re-engineered from the ground up, Adams Philharmonic Dresden Vintage timpani were painstakingly designed taking cues from Dresden drums of the 19th and early 20th century. These new instruments utilize modern Adams innovations to optimize the power and complexity of these magnificent instruments, while retaining their unique vintage look and sound.

The special extra thin vintage profile handmade hammered bowls are finished in a unique etched red-tinted lacquer, which will create a striking visual presence within any ensemble. Frame components are lacquered red with hand-detailed gold pin-striping. Available in 20, 23, 26, 29, and 32” sizes in both American and German configuration, these new drums will allow the modern timpanist to get that dark vintage sound.

  • Special Dresden Vintage Profile Handmade Bowls
  • Etched Red-Tinted Lacquered Hammered Bowls Standard
  • Polished Hammered Bowls available at no extra charge
  • Frame components are lacquered red with hand-detailed gold pin-striping
  • Pistol-Style Fine Tuner
  • Square Counterhoop Standar
  • Kalfo Calf heads with Flesh Hoop standard
  • American System Standard, German system available on request
  • Wooden padded head covers and felt mutes included 
  • Available In 20”, 23”, 26”, 29”, 32” size
  • Standard Sets (American Configuration)   


All Adams Philharmonic Light timpani include wooden head covers, mutes, tuning gauges, and Short Drop covers

American Configuration
American Set-up

Drums arranged from left to right: 32-29-26-23-20

German Configuration
German Set-up available upon request

Drums arranged from left to right: 20-23-26-29-32

Standard Configurations

Model NumberDescriptionHeadsSet-up
PHDVSET2LC 26 & 29 Dresden Vintage Timpani Calf Heads American
PHDVSET4LC 23, 26, 29 & 32 Dresden Vintage Timpani  Calf Heads American
PHDVSET5LC 20, 23, 26, 29 & 32 Dresden Vintage Timpani  Calf Heads American
PHDVSET2LP 26 & 29 Dresden Vintage Timpani  Plastic Heads American
PHDVSET4LP 23, 26, 29 & 32 Dresden Vintage Timpani  Plastic Heads American
PHDVSET5LP 20, 23, 26, 29 & 32 Dresden Vintage Timpani  Plastic Heads American





D3000TC Throne

Pearl D3000TC Timpani / Conductors Throne Hydraulic Height Adjustment with Backrest


Short Drop Covers

Model NumberDrum SizeDescription
TPCV-20 20” Nylon
TPCV-23 23” Nylon
TPCV-25 25” Nylon
TPCV-26 26” Nylon
TPCV-28 28” Nylon
TPCV-29 29” Nylon
TPCV-30 30” Nylon
TPCV-32 32” Nylon

Short Drop Covers

Long Drop Covers

Model NumberDrum SizeDescription
TPCV-20L 20” Vinyl w/zipper front
TPCV-23L 23” Vinyl w/zipper front
TPCV-25L 25” Vinyl w/zipper front
TPCV-26L 26” Vinyl w/zipper front
TPCV-28L 28” Vinyl w/zipper front
TPCV-29L 29” Vinyl w/zipper front
TPCV-30L 30” Vinyl w/zipper front
TPCV-32L 32” Vinyl w/zipper front

Long Drop Covers


Model NumberDescription
PM-100 Adams Timpani Key
PBA-02 Adams Felt Timpani Mute w/cord



Adams Products are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. Mallets bar sets are entitled to one (1 ) free tuning during the the period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. Individual bars may be exchanged as often as necessary during the period of one (1) year the date of original purchase. For Rosewood and Padouk bars, Adams highly recommends waiting for nine (9) months from the date of original purchase before exchanging or tuning the bars to allow them to acclimate to your environment.


This Warranty Does Not Cover
This warranty shall not apply to the following: sticks, brushes, beaters, springs, straps, slings, heads, wire snares, cable snares, gut snares, snare cords/straps, cymbals, bass drum hoop protectors, or damage resulting from misuse, negligence, and/or alterations or additions to the product after acceptance.  Pearl’s warranty does not apply to failures caused by the following:  a.)  Improper maintenance or repair, including the installation of parts or components that do not conform to the quality and specification of the original.  b.)  Instruments that have been altered, modified or have been damaged through misuse, negligence or improper operation.  c.)  Instruments whose trademark, name or identification number has been changed or removed.  d.)  Instruments subjected to abnormal strain, neglect, abuse, modification or exposure to extreme variances in temperature or humidity.  e.)  Special Finishes - Drum hardware and stands ordered with Black Chrome plated, Gold plated, Satin Chrome plated, Black Nickel plated, and lacquered finishes are highly sensitive to cosmetic damage that can occur during normal handling and use.  Therefore, no warranty of any kind, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, is provided against cosmetic defects or appearance damage to these finishes. 

The obligation created by this warranty is limited to repair or replacement of the defective item at Pearl’s sole discretion.

Owner’s Responsibility
It is important that the owner/user be familiar with the proper maintenance and use of their Pearl instrument. Keep this warranty and proof of purchase in a safe place.  Be prepared to provide purchase information to avoid undue difficulties in determining eligibility for warranty protection. If any service is not performed by Pearl, it will terminate this warranty.

To Obtain Warranty Service
Warranty service may be obtained by first notifying the Pearl dealer from which the product was originally purchased.  Upon notification, the Pearl dealer must obtain Return Authorization from the Pearl Customer Service Department.  This number must be written plainly on the outside of the package or the returned shipping carton will be refused.  Returned merchandise must be accompanied by a copy of the original sales receipt.  All freight and insurance must be prepaid by the original owner.  Pearl will stand return freight, provided the defect is adjudged to be covered by warranty.  Merchandise found to be not covered by warranty will be returned freight collect.

Warranty Limitations
This Limited Warranty is exclusive and made in lieu of all other warranties, and all implied warranties, including without limitation any warranties of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose which are hereby expressly disclaimed. In no event will responsibility be accepted for incidental or consequential damages of any nature whatsoever. Some states do not allow limitation on how long an implied warranty may last. Therefore, the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to stat