Premier Aluminium 5355OPP
Premier’s Concert Series aluminium timpani provide a lighter-weight alternative to the copper bowl model, which is very useful where timpani have to be moved around to different rooms and locations. However, the aluminium bowl still provides excellent projection and sound quality. They are also very well priced for organisations where budget is a primary consideration.
This series is very popular in schools and colleges, where instruments are often moved around from classroom to concert hall and are played by numerous students at all stages of their musical education. The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, for example, have always played Premier timpani. The Concert Series timpani are also popular in brass and wind ensembles where a budget may be in place and for whom frequent transport is a consideration.
To maximize its acoustic capabilities, every Concert Series timpani is fitted with an opaque Remo head, and a felt-lined, powder-coated counterhoop. The base casting is a single piece, as are the leg struts so any interference through rattling parts is avoided. The perfectly balanced radial rods deliver soundless tuning when tensioning and slackening the head by means of the trademark Premier action pedal.
The easy-to-read tuning gauge can be adjusted for German or International set-ups and represents the range of one sixth available across each timpani. When ordering German gauge position, add OPP to the code. For example 5352OPP.
Tuning ranges are nominal and depend on how well the instrument is set up, the age of the heads, the type of head, manufacturing tolerances and atmospheric conditions. If you are having flight cases made for the instruments, remember to allow for the protruding pedal and gauge.
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