Premier's Concert Series fibreglass range offer a lighter-weight alternative to the copper and aluminium bowl models, providing excellent response and tonal qualities to fulfil the needs of music organisations. Fibreglass timpani are very suitable for outdoor use. They are also very well priced for organisations where budget is a primary consideration.
These series are extremely 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.
22.5” Fibreglass Bowl (C3 – A3)
Height: 32” / 81cm Overall Diameter: 28” / 71cm
Weight: 57lb / 26kg Struts: 6
25” Fibreglass Bowl (A2 – F#3)
Height: 32” / 81cm Overall Diameter: 31” / 79cm
Weight: 60lb / 27kg Struts: 6
28” Fibreglass Bowl (F2 – D3)
Height: 32” / 81cm Overall Diameter: 34” / 87cm
Weight: 62lb / 28kg Struts: 6
30” Fibreglass Bowl (D2 – B2)
Height: 32” / 81cm Overall Diameter: 36” / 92cm
Weight: 77lb / 35kg Struts: 8
32” Fibreglass Bowl (C2 – A2)
Height: 32” / 81cm Overall Diameter: 38” / 97cm
Weight: 82lb / 37kg Struts: 8
International or German set-up available. When ordering German gauge position, add OPP to the code. For example 5322-2OPP.
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.
- Suspended fiberglass bowl
- Premier pedal action, uniquely designed; an identical feature to that found on both Elite and Pro-Symphonic Series
- Extremely durable wearing frame, powder-coated struts and base
- Precision radial rods gauged for consistent pull and alignment
- Bearing edge carefully waxed, smoothed, and polished to provide a precise tuning action
- Power-coated counterhoop with insulating felt lining
- Braked castors
- Opaque heads by Remo USA, providing a great sound
- Supplied with tuning key