Berlin Classic Timpani

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The Berlin Classic Timpani

The new Berlin Classic Timpani are made in accordance with 1950's Berlin traditions with quality craftsmanship infusing modern technology.



The Berlin Classic Timpani combines the classic characteristic shape with a much improved sound. The kettle is genuinely hand hammered into its characteristic shape with more than thirty thousand strokes, which radically changes the character of the copper and provides the kettle with improved timbre and strength.



Newly designed timpani bowls

The newly designed bowls have been developed with assistance from leading timpanists in Berlin. The result is increased volume and a warmer timbre that projects into the concert hall better than ever before. The adjustable pedal system is the well known Ringer-style. However, the newly developed classic ratchet enables an almost infinite variable operation. This system is the most reliable available on the market and requires a minimum of maintenance.

An articulate, dark and fundamental sound

The traditional heavier bowl produce an articulate, dark, solid fundamental sound, stays true to the original Berliner timpani produced by Herr GŁnter Ringer in the 1950's and 60's. The new standard Hardtke Berlin timpani have brought back a sound that was exclusive to the great Berlin Orchestras for the past 60 years. These timpani have a powerful sound, blend and overtones that perfectly fit the Classic and Romantic repertory.