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Timpani Universal

Adams Universal Series Timpani were designed to meet the demand for an extremely high quality, yet high portable instrument, priced well within reach of today's performing professional. Their parabolic shaped bowl, available in either copper or fiberglass, rests inside an aluminum shelf, greatly contributing to the instruments stability and outstanding tonal quality and excellent resonance.


Adams Adams Universal Timpani Adams Universal Timpani

Adams Universal Series Timpani were designed to meet the demand for an extremely high quality, yet highly portable instrument, priced well within reach of today’s performing professional. Their parabolic shaped bowl, available in either copper or fiberglass, rests inside an aluminum shelf, greatly contributing to the instruments stability and outstanding tonal quality and excellent resonance.

Adams Universal Timpani

The pedal system featured on our Universal Timpani is both silent and easy to operate and is very similar to our toe-block system used on the Symphonic Series timpani. The pedal is engaged and released by pivoting the foot plate forward, and it utilizes the same infinitely adjustable outstanding positive locking mechanism as featured on our high end Philharmonic models.

Adams Universal Series Timpani are available in the US and Canada by Special Order Only. Please Contact an Authorized Pearl / Adams Dealer for more information.

Adams Universal Timpani

A hand knob fine tuner can also be added by special order to either bowl type. The fine tuner options give you the peace of mind that you’ll be able to play in tune, and not worry about not getting exactly the right note with the full leg motion pedal action.

Adams Universal Timpani

For maximum portability, our Universal Timpani feature multi-adjustable supporting legs that retract completely into the bowl, allowing a set of Timpani to comfortably fit in an average car for transport. The rear leg of the tripod features a locking wheel for easy stage positioning.

Adams Universal Timpani

Other outstanding standard features include Remo Renaissance Timpani heads with insert rings, a high quality tuning gauge, 20”, 23”,26”, 29” and 32” size choices, and each Universal Timpani includes a protective short cover. Optional soft bags are also available to provide maximum protection.


Unlike other common molding methods used to create Timpani bowls today, all Adams Universal 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 supported by an aluminum plate that adds to the stability and tonal projection of each drum.

Adams Shell

Universal Copper Series bowls are hammered to increase each drum’s frequency range and to produce a clear, pure tone. Fiberglass bowls offer a more durable shell material and an incredible value for the price point.

UNKH Hammered Copper

This type of bowl has the best price-quality ratio. Compared to the fiberglass option you pay a little more, but you get a tone that is more focused and direct. 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 Universal Shell

Unfi Fiberglass

The main characteristics of fiberglass timpani are a lower weight and cost effectiveness. The fiberglass Universal Series drums offer the most economical value and fantastic performance quality.

Adams Universal Shell


All Adams Universal 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

Special Order Configurations

UNKH Hammered Copper

Model Number Size
UNKH20 20”
UNKH23 23”
UNKH26 26”
UNKH29 29”
UNKH32 32”
UNKHSET2 26” & 29”
UNKHSET4 23,26,29,32”
UNKHSET5 20,23,26,29,32”

UNKH Hammered Copper with Fine Tuner

Model Number Description
UNKH20FT 20” with fine tuner
UNKH23FT 23” with fine tuner
UNKH26FT 26” with fine tuner
UNKH29FT 29” with fine tuner
UNKH32FT 32” with fine tuner
UNKHSET2FT 26” & 29” with fine tuner
UNKHSET4FT 23,26,29,32” with fine tuner
UNKHSET5FT 20,23,26,29,32” with fine tuner

UNFI Fiberglass

Model Number Size
UNFI20 20”
UNFI23 23”
UNFI26 26”
UNFI29 29”
UNFI32 32”
UNFISET2 26” & 29”
UNFISET4 23,26,29,32”
UNFISET5 20,23,26,29,32”

UNFI Fiberglass with Fine Tuner

Model Number Description
UNFI20FT 20” with fine tuner
UNFI23FT 23” with fine tuner
UNFI26FT 26” with fine tuner
UNFI29FT 29” with fine tuner
UNFI32FT 32” with fine tuner
UNFISET2FT 26” & 29” with fine tuner
UNFISET4FT 23,26,29,32” with fine tuner
UNFISET5FT 20,23,26,29,32” with fine tuner



D3000TC Throne

Pearl D3000TC Timpani / Conductors Throne Hydraulic Height Adjustment with Backrest

Revolution / Universal Series Padded Gig Bags

Model Number Drum Size Description
TPCUNV20 20” Padded and reinforced nylon gig bag
TPCUNV23 23” Padded and reinforced nylon gig bag
TPCUNV26 26” Padded and reinforced nylon gig bag
TPCUNV29 29” Padded and reinforced nylon gig bag
TPCUNV32 32” Padded and reinforced nylon gig bag

Gig Bags

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