Meisterklasse Rotary Timpani
The principle of the rotary kettledrum for orchestral use, known since 1821, has been combined in the SONOR rotary timpani with a tried-and-tested system of central tuning. The technical advantage of the SONOR timpani lies in the unimpeded transfer of vibration from the head to the shell. The construction of the SONOR rotary timpani is based on over 140 years‘ experience.
Meisterklasse Screw Adjustment Timpani
The easiest and most traditional type of timpani tuning mechanism is the tension screw syste By turning 5 to 8 tension screws (depending on the diameter of the timpani) to the right, the head is tightened and the pitch increased. If the tension screws are turned to the left, the head is loosened and the pitch becomes lower
Primary Screw Adjustment Timpani
These timpani can be used as timbales or tom toms. The unique shape of the tension hoops and the durable plastic heads allow for dynamic playing. These heads are also used for drum sets. Compared with natural heads a plastic head is resistant against humidity thus ensuring perfect pitch. Whether dry or humid weather – Primary timpani always offer excellent sound.
SONOR Hand Drums are made according to high quality standards in a wide variety of designs and dimensions.
Hand Drums are available either with select natural skins or plastic heads for different sound characters and playing
techniques. Natural skins offer a warmer tone, plastic heads sound dryer and react less sensitive to temperature changes.
SONOR Tambourines come in multiple different sizes and shapes, with or without a head, made from different materials. They are very versatile and popular instruments that can be played in patterns or rhythms and as a sound effect. Different sizes, number of jingles and the option of having a natural or plastic drum head give each tambourine in SONOR’s range its unique voice.
Cowbells are deeply rooted in traditional Latin American music and have become very popular in many styles. SONOR’s cowbells are available in multiple variations, sizes and finishes with different sounds and pitches. Most of them include a clamp for easy mounting on a percussion rack or on the drum set.
In Orff, everyone is supposed to participate in having fun and making music. Triangles, cymbals and chimes only offer one sound just by striking the instrument and don’t require specific playing techniques. Therefore, everyone can use one of these instruments to participate in the joy of creating music together.
Wood idiophones are a large group of instruments coming from different cultures. They are used for basic rhythm patterns or for complex challenging playing styles. Like the originals, SONOR wood percussion instrumentsare carefully handmade from select hardwoods. They have great sound quality and a cutting, powerful projection.