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-8300R, 7300R, 6300R, 4300R, 3300 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-8300R, 7300R 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-6300R 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-4300R, 3300 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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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

6200 Series Timpani
TP-6200

6200 Series Timpani6200 Series Timpani
Discontinued

The copper bowls, PAC, sleek design and superior sound quality make the 6200 Intermediate series a superior choice for high school and college timpanists.

6200 Series TimpaniOther colors available

7200 Series Timpani

7200 Series Timpani7200 Series Timpani
Discontinued

Hand-hammered copper bowls providing unequaled tone quality, the PAC system, and sleek design make the 7200 Professional Series the best choice for collegiate and professional timpanists.

7200 Series TimpaniOther colors available

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.

TP-3123E

TP-3123ETP-3123E
Discontinued

The hand-spun kettles are made of alumnium with a surprisingly big sound from such lightweight instruments. The legs are sturdy and the pedal mechanism features a quiet smooth action making the TP3100E easy to tune. In addition, the aluminum kettles are ...

TP-3126E

TP-3126ETP-3126E
Discontinued

The hand-spun kettles are made of alumnium with a surprisingly big sound from such lightweight instruments. The legs are sturdy and the pedal mechanism features a quiet smooth action making the TP3100E easy to tune. In addition, the aluminum kettles are ...

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