Size: 70 inches (nearly six feet!) wide and nearly four feet tall, almost TWICE the size of the world’s second-largest timpani.
Debuted: In Louisville, Kentucky, at the Percussive Arts Society’s November 2003 convention.
Made out of: A 150-year-old solid copper bowl that Professor Haas discovered in a cow pasture in Aspen, Colorado. The kettle had originally been used to manufacture Swiss cheese at the turn of the century.
Lowest note: A B-flat TWO OCTAVES below the lowest C on any other existing timpani.