Studio 49 Rotary Timpani have a central, very precise rotary tuning mechanism, which enables fast and simple tuning by turning the timpani shell. There is no need to adjust any screws, which are used only to balance or correct skin tension from time to time. The timpani have natural skin heads, which produce a warmer timbre than the somewhat dry sound of plastic heads.
The Studio 49 Timpani are sold individually and available in four sizes:
12" Head Diameter (Item 202440)
14" Head Diameter (Item 202441)
16" Head Diameter (Item 202442)
18" Head Diameter (Item 202443)
Please note, mallets are not included and are pictured for reference only.
What are the basic tuning ranges of the rotary timpani? Which timpani would best give the pitches C, F, and G, 2 octaves below middle C, matching my bass bars? Which 2 sizes of timpani are the most versatile with an Orff Ensemble? What would be a 3rd choice?