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Berlin Timpani

Continuing a Legend

Berlin Timpani

Continuing a Legend



The Berlin Original Replica timpani follow the Berlin timpani manufacture of the 1950’s. With regards to technology and sound they are a significant further development. The new hand-hammered copper bowls have a warm and much fuller sound with great volume. Especially for these timpani type, we designed a ratchet clutch pedal with fine gears which two to three times as fine as conventional systems and thus gives substantially more precision accurately tuning your note.

These timpani are characterized by a gigantic sound volume, rich, full-bodied resonant tone, precise attack, romantic literature (e.g. Mahler, Bruckner, R.Strauss, etc), classical literature, large stages, large symphonic orchestras; heavy duty construction

The production of a world class concert timpani requires the manual skill and a lot of know how that we gained in over 70 years of manufacturing. For us making timpani is tradition.

The manufacture of the basic rak demands the highest precision

The whole rack and especially the bowl support have to be tension-free and round so that the timpani will not contort and the bowl won't buckle. These are crucial prerequisits for brilliant sound and good intonation.

Forging the bowl is a science

Besides the carefull selection of the finest materials, a knowledge of the numerous different manufacturing techniques is necessary to obtain an equal thickness of the metal and to guarantee the roundness of the bowl. Over the decades we permanetly optimized the dimensions of the bowls with regard to their shape. This and a special manufacturing technique create a warm and very voluminois sound. In addition each bowl of an AEHNELT Concert Timpani is hand hammered and compressed. One of the most difficult steps is the meticulous adaption of the bowl to the basic rack.

AEHNELT Timpani are not mass produced!

All its 325 single parts are produced by hand with great thproughness and attention to detail. The whole ball bearing mechanism is maintenance-free and manuifactured from best tempered stell which is in addition hard chromed. The slide bearing grips the center bolt and is self-lubricating.

Product Features

Hand forged Copper Bowls
In addition to the choice of finest raw materials a high knowledge of the numerous processing techni...
Precision Tuning Gauge
Well visible movable tone letters are mounted on a non-dazzling rail.
Berlin AP-Pedal (ratchet clutch)
The AP-pedal is absolutely reliable and keeps tension precisely. The parts of the mechanism are made...
Hand Hammered Bowl
The sound finally is determined by the knowledge of hammering. The manufacture of a concert tim...
The Wedding of Bowl and Rack
With meticulous precision, the shape of the frame’s suspension ring is worked. It must correspond ex...
Fine Tuner
Fine Tuner Handle The fine tuner handle fits comfortably in the hand and has a...
Ergonomic Release Lever
Its’ curved shape follows the form of the shoe and facilitates a comfortable quick and easy pedal re...
Pedal Return Assistance
AEHNELT timpani have a sensitively balanced system of levers. This provides pedal action with “natur...
Steel Counterhoop
The vertical side extremely reinforces the rim. This leads to a maximum of firmness and so guarantee...
Counterhoops in Rack Colour
Matching with the colour of the timpani rack, the counterhoop can be coated in the same hue.
Foot Rest
Especially when playing while sitting, the foot rest that is integrated into the timpani base is a u...
Levelling Screws
Four levelling screws are integrated into the base for compensating floor bumps up to 5 centimeters ...
Tension Screws with Screw-in Help
All tension screws have a small cone at their thread end. Also when the nut is shifted a little bit,...
Tension Screw Insulator
The bushes center the screws on the one hand, whereby they can be turned very easily. On the other h...
Full Service History
Similar to the service book of an automobile a properly completed service booklet sheds light on reg...

Equipment

Octopus Tuning Key
Because of its octagon this key guarantees quick placement on the screws without „searching“.
Renaissance
Renaissance Heads are similar to natural skin heads with regards to sound and appearance. They ...
Kalfo Calfskin Head
The sound of natural skins is unmatched! Tucking a natural skin requires experiance and s...
Kalfo Goatskin Head
The sound of natural skins is unmatched! In contrary to calfskin heads goatski...

Additional Equipment

Automatic Castors
For playing, the timpani can be gently let down to the floor to use the stage as additional resonanc...
Semi-automatic Castors
In case of transport the totally fixable castors move into position after a short lift of the instru...
Adjustable Pedal Foot Plate
Another feature that contributes to the comfortable operation of this model timpani.
Pedal Stop
The pedal mechanism can be easily blocked. Thus, the head tension cannot be accidentally changed on ...
Matt-chromed Counterhoops
The manufacturing procedure of matt-chromed counterhoops is quite complex. Here, the advantages of a...
High-gloss Chromed Counterhoops
These counterhoops are hand-polished, then preserved in a complex electroplating with an lining of c...
Choosable Head Mode
Depending on the head type the entire travel of pedal and gauge can be used. This means that ev...
Berlin AP-Pedal (infinitely)
The AP-pedal is absolutely reliable and keeps tension precisely. The parts of the mechanism are made...
Dresden AP-Pedal (infinitely)
The AP-pedal is absolutely reliable and keeps tension precisely. The parts of the mechanism are made...
Dresden AP-Pedal (ratchet clutch)
The AP-pedal is absolutely reliable and keeps tension precisely. The parts of the mechanism are made...
Foot Tuner
You can easily make-fine-tuning adjustments. For example, while playing a fff to pp decrescendo-roll...
Adjustable Comfortable Foot Rest
Especially with the foot-tuner and it’s movable roll, the foot rest is a very helpful feature. ...
Pedal-S.A.M.
This maintenance-free servo hydraulics neutralizes the force on the mechanism caused by head tension...
Fine Tuner S.A.M.
This maintenance-free servo hydraulics neutralizes the force on the mechanism caused by head tension...
Large Finetuner Grip
The handle fits comfortably in the hand. Due to its size, the hand’s moment of force is transm...
Fine Tuner Diversion
At all Dresden pedal systems the finetuner is on the opposite side of the timpani. This is very unpr...
Head Locks
The locking of four tension screws prevent head slippage during transport. The screws remain movable...
Tuning Key Holster
A tuning key holster on every timpani stores your tuning key quickly and quietly.
Head Change Aid
In case of a head change, a spring neutralizes the weight of spider, tension screws and counterhoop....
½ Protective / Carrying Ring
The bowl is the heart of a timpani. In case of an accident, it can normally be repaired without prob...
¾ Protective / Carrying Ring
The bowl is the heart of a timpani. In case of an accident, it can normally be repaired without prob...
Finetuner-Mark
A visible mark shows the possible travel of the thread.
Colour Examples
Some oft he most common rack colours.

Accessories

LogiCase with sledge
For orchestra staff which is used to the retractable bottom mechanism (slide). The extrem...
LogiCase with Ramp
By only one person, the trunk can be loaded over a short ramp that is integrated into the door and t...
Single-use Trunk
This case is the simple variant of a transport case and is only used to protect a timpani on its’ wa...
Pull-Over Cover
It encloses the complete instrument and protects the whole mechanism and the pedal. Made from hard-w...
Snap-on Head Protector
Simple to put on, keeps position with a magnetic device, without the use of straps or locks.



Versions and variants to "Berlin Timpani"

Design features

Handhammered copper bowl, Berlin ratchet clutch pedal with fine gear, 4 chromed levelling screws, precision tuning gauge (adjustable letters with tone names, solfege on demand), counterhoops made from angle steel lacquered in rack colour, finetuner with silent acting pistol grip, octopus-tuning key, playing height 85 cm (33.5½), colour AP-red; other playing heights and colours on demand
Item-# Shell/Bowl (Inch)Shell/Bowl (cm)TonerangeHeadsTension Screws
KP-BOR-0021-000 21" 54,0 e - c siehe "Ausstattung" // see "equipment" 8
KP-BOR-0022-000 22" 57,0 d - bb siehe "Ausstattung" // see "equipment" 8
KP-BOR-0023-000 23" 59,5 c - a siehe "Ausstattung" // see "equipment" 8
KP-BOR-0025-000 25" 64,0 B - g siehe "Ausstattung" // see "equipment" 8
KP-BOR-0026-000 26" 66,5 A - f# siehe "Ausstattung" // see "equipment" 8
KP-BOR-0028-000 28" 72,0 F - e siehe "Ausstattung" // see "equipment" 8
KP-BOR-0029-000 29" 74,0 E - c siehe "Ausstattung" // see "equipment" 8
KP-BOR-0031-000 31" 78,5 D - BB siehe "Ausstattung" // see "equipment" 8
KP-BOR-0032-000 32" 80,5 C - A siehe "Ausstattung" // see "equipment" 8
KP-BOR-0033-000 33" 81,5 A - G siehe "Ausstattung" // see "equipment" 8
KP-BOR-0035-000 35" 89,0 G - F siehe "Ausstattung" // see "equipment" 8
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