About us

The company ReLink Paukenservice GbR was founded in Hannover in 1998 by Klaus Reda (solo timpanist for the Radio Philharmonie Hannover of the NDR) and Marcus Linke (freelance timpanist and drummer).

Their fascination for the mysterious relationships between drumhead, beater, shell and frame, and the eternal search for the ideal percussion sound inspired the idea for founding a service “by musicians, for musicians”.

The work involved in this service and rental business soon became so much that Klaus Reda was no longer able to combine it with his responsibilities as a solo timpanist for the Radiophilharmonie and music college lecturer, and he had to leave the company in mid 2000.

In Autumn 2002, Marcus Linke moved the firm to Bremen and began close cooperation with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie.

It was here that both the percussion instrument rental and the restoration workshop services were developed.

Good contacts to Bremen (located in northern Germany) instrument makers and specialised craftsmen in the shipbuilding sector allowed Marcus Linke to acquire the technical skills to compliment his musical experience.