Introducing the Majestic Grand Classic hammered copper deep cambered timpani
The Grand Classic Series epitomises the peak in timpani performance. The best sound, projection, and long lasting quality ensures a timpani perfectly suited to the most demanding professional orchestras and recording percussionists. Grand Classic timpani are available with either a clutch pedal or ratchet pedal depending on your preference.
Please note: these can be supplied in a German setup upon request.
Quality hammered copper kettle
Copper kettles are a time tested, extremely popular choice - and for good reason. Not just aesthetically pleasing, they also produce a fantastic sound with a rich overtone series. These kettles have been hammered using an accurate computerised process that hardens the copper, opening up the sound. The fully suspended kettles promote maximum resonance for a warm sound with generous projection. Precisely tuned, and made with a deep camber these timpani produce an even and powerful tone across the full range.
The ratchet pedal system
This mechanism is named as such due to the ratchet style teeth that are utilised to lock the pedal in place. To adjust, the player disengages the pedal with a sideways motion of the foot, moves the pedal up or down to the required position, and the re-engages the pedal at this new point to lock it into place. This system creates tension that is felt via the pressure of the pedal so the timpanist can 'feel' the tuning of the drum. It does allow for a certain amount of fine tuning, however if you require 'infinite' fine tuning possibilities we would recommend the clutch pedal system Grand Classic timpani.
Symphonic series timpani are equipped with the well known and eye-pleasing Majestic tuning gauges, which are extremely accurate and easily adjustable. These timpani are also fitted with fine hand tuners, offering a greater range of control for professional players.
Range and sizes available
Each timpani is tuneable within a 1 octave range and come in the following sizes: 20", 23",26", 29", & 32". Like all Majestic timpani, they are supplied with an international setup as standard, but can be supplied with a German setup upon request.
REMO® timpani heads
The heads used are the Remo Renaissance timpani heads so you can be assured of long lasting quality with a great response and tone right from the start.
Majestic is a brand of thoughtfully designed instruments for the professional, the educator, and today’s percussion student utilizing carefully constructed ideas born from both traditional percussion instrument heritage and a culture of innovation. The family firm was founded in 1921, supplying organs, pianos and wind instruments with the production of percussion following shortly after.
In 1960 the Majestic brand name was introduced, starting with drum kits which were prevalent among rock bands in the Netherlands. Orchestral and marching percussion soon became the corner stone of the brand, with timpani, marching drum and tuned percussion becoming areas of speciality for Majestic.
To this day product development, engineering, and production are overseen by family members and every model must adhere to stringent standards of craftsmanship and performance.
Please note: all large tuned percussion instruments such as xylophones, marimbas, and vibes etc. are delivered boxed and require assembly.