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Timpani Professional

PR Series Professional Series Timpani offer a wide range of bowl configurations and features with a proven balanced action pedal mechanism that is accurate and easy to operate. Professional Series instruments represent great value and unmatched performance.


Adams Professional Generation

Adams Professional Series Timpani offer an unbelievably affordable price for an instrument of this quality. With a wide range of bowl configurations, options, and sizes available, from Junior High School Band to University Orchestra, there is a set of Adams Professional Series timpani to perfectly fit your budget and performance needs.

Professional Generation

Our Professional Series Timpani line offers one Cambered bowl type in Hammered Copper, plus parabolic shaped bowls in three different bowl types, Hammered Copper, Smooth Copper and Fiberglass. Like our Top of the line Philharmonic Light Timpani, all of our Professional Series Copper bowls are seamlessly formed from a single piece of the finest copper to produce the characteristic tonal balance, projection and superior sound quality that has become synonymous with Adams. Our hammering process is designed to increase the frequency range of the drum and to produce a clear, pure tone.

Professional Generation

Our fiberglass bowl Professional Series Timpani offer an unbelievably affordable price, combined with unprecedented features, to create what could be precisely formed and manufactured bowls are without doubt the finest fiberglass Timpani bowls on the market today. You will be hard pressed to find any other timpani manufacturer offering a fiberglass timpani with a suspended bowl, especially at this price.

Please Note:

Adams PR Series Professional Timpani are available in the US and Canada by Special Order Only. Professional GEN2 Series drums are considered the replacement to the PR Series instrument. However, to accommodate requests for matching drums to existing sets, and for all service needs, PR Series instruments and components will still be produced on Request. Please contact a Pearl / Adams Authorized Dealer for more information.

All four Professional Series Timpani bowl types are suspended by an extremely strong, contoured steel ring that helps to keep the bowl in round, as well as protect the drum during transport.

Professional Generation Pedal

The Professional Series pedal mechanism is a balanced action system, designed to balance the head tension against the spring mechanism located in the base of the timpani. The spring mechanism is effortlessly adjusted using an easily accessible tension knob located on the base of the timpani. Unlike other balanced action systems, the Adams pedal system offers the smoothest action available, and will not become stiff or slip under higher spring tensions. The entire tension mechanism is located outside the kettle, allowing maximum unobstructed tone quality. Adams has taken the balanced action design to the next level, totally eliminating flaws that are so common with systems designed by other manufactures.

Professional Generation Legs

All Professional Series Timpani provide two wheels at the rear, custom designed with a brake that prevents the wheels from both turning and rotating.

"The TSU Percussion Program's voice is defined by in-large through Pearl-Adams instruments. It can be heard on the field, on our recent Percussion Ensemble CD "pitch/pulse," as well as the literally hundreds of campus and national performances our percussionists engage in each year. My voice as a solo artist-clinician has been via Pearl-Adams for many, many years, and will continue to be so. For sonority, consistency of sound, and reliability, Pearl-Adams instruments are simply top-shelf all the way."
- Dr. Michael Bump, Truman State University


Unlike other common molding methods used to create Timpani bowls today, all Adams Professional Series Tympani bowls are press formed from a single sheet of supreme quality copper. 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 kettle, resulting in the ultimate in both tonal quality and projection. The bowls are suspended by a strong, firm, contoured steel ring to maintain bowl roundness and offer the best protection during transport.

Adams Shell

Professional Series bowls are hammered to increase each drum’s frequency range and to produce a clear, pure tone. The Symphonic Series comes standard with parabolic shaped hammered bowls, but can also be special ordered with cambered hammered bowls, to further enhance the outstanding sound quality offered by these superb Timpani.

PRDH Hammered Cambered Copper

This type of bowl is our top-of-the-range model. The quality of the tone is really focused. The tone is very warm. This type of bowl is used in the Professional series, Symphonic series and Philharmonic series timpani.

Adams Hammered Cambered Copper Shell

PRKH Hammered Copper

This type of 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.

Adams Hammered Copper Shell

PRKG Polished Copper

Copper gives a richer and more vivid tone than fiberglass. There is only a small difference in weight compared to fiberglass, but a much improved projection and sustain.

Adams Polished Copper Shell

PRFI Fiberglass

The main characteristics of fiberglass timpani are a lower weight and cost effectiveness. The fiberglass Professional Series drums offer a great value and fantastic performance quality.

Adams Fiberglass Shell


All Adams Professional Series timpani arrive with tuning gauge standard, short drop covers, mutes , Remo Renaissance heads, and tuning key.

Available range for Universal, Professional and Symphonic Timpani

Adams Timpani Configuration Range

PRDH Hammered Cambered Copper

Model Number Size
PRDHSET226” & 29”

PRKH Hammered Copper

Model Number Size
PRKHSET226” & 29”

PRKG Polished Copper

Model Number Size
PRKGSET226” & 29”

PRFI Fiberglass

Model Number Size
PRFISET226” & 29”



D3000TC Throne

Pearl D3000TC Timpani / Conductors Throne Hydraulic Height Adjustment with Backrest

Short Drop Covers

Model Number Drum Size Description
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 Number Drum Size Description
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 Number Description
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