Yamaha today introduced the 3300 Series timpani at the 2015 NAMM Show.
The 3300 Series timpani integrates features from Yamaha’s top of the line timpani to provide world class sound in a portable and easy to operate model, including the tuning mechanism, bowl shape and design, pedal adjustment clutch (unique to Yamaha), pedal size, colour and hoop design. The bowl configuration, Renaissance heads and hoops work together to create a deep, sustained tone. A new optimised spring design for the pedal adjustment clutch makes for smoother, more stable operation when playing at any pitch.
Larger casters (with new locks), easily retractable pedals and a lightweight aluminium bowl make it easier than ever to move the instrument around. Adjustable leg and pedal heights contribute to stress-free overall operation.
“Yamaha spared no effort to achieve the smoothest, easiest possible operation and adjustment in these beautiful new instruments,” said Troy Wollwage, marketing manager, Percussion Instruments, Yamaha Corporation of America. “Great for schools, churches and gigging musicians, these lightweight models allow any percussionist to transport a set of four great-sounding timpani in the back of a small SUV or mini-van.”
Pricing and Availability
The 3300 Series Timpani (MSRP: $3,448 to $15,192) are shipping now and are sold individually and in sets of two or four.
(Source: Yamaha Corporation of America)