Timpani

TIMPANI

Designer Interviews

To create instruments that satisfy the stringent requirements of professional players, Yamaha designers cooperate closely with leading artists to improve and refine Timpani sound and playability. In this section our instrument designers discuss the process.

Artist Interviews

Distinguished timpanists from around the world talk their initial encounters with the instrument as well as their current activities, and share their opinions on Yamaha Timpani.

Don Liuzzi
Principal Timpani of the Philadelphia Philharmonic

Jean Geoffroy
Professor of percussion at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon

Timpani Types

From high-end models designed to meet the sonic demands of professional players through entry-level models that provide an optimum balance between portability and tone, Yamaha offers Timpani that meet a wide range of requirements. This section describes the differences between each series.

Changing Pitch

Pedal Balance Spring System

Pedal Balance Spring System
(TP-7300, 6300, 4300, 3100 Series)

This type of pedal mechanism facilitates glissandos and other advanced playing techniques. The tensions of the pedal spring and Timpani head are balanced so that the set pitch is maintained even if the player removes his or her foot from the pedal.

Bowl Materials

Hammered Copper Bowls

Hammered Copper Bowls
(TP-7300 Series)

Precise, uniform hammering applied to copper bowls results in significantly improved attack, sustain, and pitch definition. The sound is clear with solid, well-defined lows.

Copper Bowls

Copper Bowls
(TP-6300 Series)

Copper is the traditional Timpani shell material. Techniques handed down through the centuries are augmented by modern technology and refinements that are applied to high-purity copper to achieve a well-rounded tone that is both deep and clear.

Aluminum Bowls

Aluminum Bowls
(TP-4300, 3100 Series)

Lightweight aluminum bowls are the key to superior portability and handling. Yamaha technology ensures that they deliver sound that is close to that of our high-end models.


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TP-9000 Series
TP-9000

TP-9000 SeriesTP-9000 Series
Discontinued

Heavy-duty design maintains structural integrity for a clear fundamental tone

Timpani 4100

Timpani 4100Timpani 4100
Discontinued

Timpani 4100

Timpani 6100

Timpani 6100Timpani 6100
Discontinued

Timpani 6100

Timpani 7100

Timpani 7100Timpani 7100
Discontinued

Timpani 7100

TP-123B

TP-123BTP-123B
Discontinued

We proudly present: Rich sound, Stabil pitch, And more. The TP100B series are equipped with detachable legs and light FRP bowls for easy transportation.

TP-126B

TP-126BTP-126B
Discontinued

We proudly present: Rich sound, Stabil pitch, And more. The TP100B series are equipped with detachable legs and light FRP bowls for easy transportation.

TP-129B

TP-129BTP-129B
Discontinued

We proudly present: Rich sound, Stabil pitch, And more. The TP100B series are equipped with detachable legs and light FRP bowls for easy transportation.

TP-3000 Series

TP-3000 SeriesTP-3000 Series
Discontinued

Designed for ultimate portability and a quality sound.

3100 Series Timpani
Timpani 3100

3100 Series Timpani3100 Series Timpani
Discontinued

Designed for ultimate portability, performance and sound quality.

4200 Series Timpani
TP-4200 Series

4200 Series Timpani4200 Series Timpani
Discontinued

Whether it's the quality sound, reasonable price, or sharp appearance, the 4200 Standard series is a great choice for middle school and high school performers.

4200 Series TimpaniOther colors available

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