Premier Elite Series Timpani

Premier Elite Series Timpani

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Elite Series timpani are Premier’s ultimate professional instruments. Their unique combination of characteristics is the reason why so many world-class orchestras and their principal timpanists have chosen over the years to play Elite timpani. The Philharmonia Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic, Bolshoi Ballet, Orchestra de Paris, and Stockholm Opera, are among the list of many orchestras that play Premier Elites.

These highest-quality instruments are also often used in brass and wind ensembles as well as by the talented percussion students at music schools and universities such as the Royal College of Music in London and the Paris Conservatoire.

The key feature of the Elite Series is the three inch oversized head and counterhoop. This produces an outstanding resonance, projection and sound quality across a range of one full octave.

Premier's uniquely designed pedal action enables you to feel the note as you tune to it as the pressure increases and the head tensions. Different from a standard balanced action pedal, this superior feature improves performance. As you become more familiar with the pedal, the less you need to rely on the tuning gauge.

The tuning gauge is easy to set, easy to see (the viewing angle is also adjustable) and can be positioned on either side of the timpani to accommodate both International and German playing set-ups. It has an adjustable pointer and an additional fast adjustment, useful for tackling tuning shifts due to changes in temperature and humidity.


    • 3” extended head, gives outstanding resonance and projection across one whole octave

    • Suspended parabolic copper bowl - Hand spun and polished mirror finish parabolic copper bowl

    • Foot operated fine-tuner, allowing additional and accurate adjustment of the overall tuning

    • Premier pedal action, smooth, simple and accurate

    • 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

    • Chrome plated counterhoop with insulating felt lining

    • Easy adjustable tuning gauge

    • Height adjustable braked castors

    • Renaissance heads by Remo USA, for a sound of the highest quality

    • Supplied with deluxe cover and tuning key

Available in:

    • 5922
      22.5” Copper Bowl (C3C4)
      Height: 32” / 81cm   Overall Diameter: 31” / 79cm
      Weight: 75lb / 34kg   Struts: 6

    • 5925 
      25” Copper Bowl (A2A3)
      Height: 32” / 81cm   Overall Diameter: 33” / 84cm
      Weight: 79lb / 36kg   Struts: 8

    • 5928 
      28” Copper Bowl (F2F3)
      Height: 32” / 81cm   Overall Diameter: 36” / 92cm
      Weight: 95lb / 43kg   Struts: 8

    • 5930 
      30” Copper Bowl (D2D3)
      Height: 32” / 81cm   Overall Diameter: 38” / 97cm
      Weight: 97lb / 44kg   Struts: 8

    • 5932 
      32” Copper Bowl (C2C3)
      Height: 32” / 81cm   Overall Diameter: 40” / 102cm
      Weight: 101lb / 46kg   Struts: 8

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Delivery Information

- Free Delivery on all orders over £50 to UK MAINLAND
- Orders Under £50 - £3.95

Delivery Schedule

Orders received before 2pm are normally shipped the same day.

We have a vast selection of goods, although if your item is not in stock, we will back order it for you. You will always be emailed with the option to choose an alternative or cancel your order if you would rather not wait.

UK Mainland Shipping Guide

Orders under £20 – Royal Mail 2nd Class Post Recorded Delivery - £3.95

Orders Between £20-£50 – Courier 1-2 Day - £3.95

Orders Over £50 – Courier 1-2 Day – FREE


Should you be unhappy with your purchase please get in touch within 14 days from recipt of the goods. You must then return the goods at your own expense. Goods must be returned in the original packaging and condition.

Reeds and similar items cannot be returned for hygiene reasons, unless they are returned unopened in their original packaging.

If the goods are faulty or not what was ordered, please contact us within 7 days of receipt of goods and we will arrange return at our own expense.