STUDIO 49 Rotary Timpani with Skin Head

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 natural skins have a warmer timbre than the somewhat dry sound of plastic heads.

STUDIO 49 Timpani are sold individually and available in four sizes:

  • 12″ Head Diameter (DP 300) with tonal range a – f1
  • 14″ Head Diameter (DP 350) with tonal range f – d1
  • 16″ Head Diameter (DP 400) with tonal range d – h
  • 18″ Head Diameter (DP 450) with tonal range c – a
Jennifer B

Jennifer B. believes everything STUDIO 49 makes is of the highest quality with amazing sound. Never a “dead bar!”


Karinsa M. appreciates the quality and craftsmanship of Studio 49 instruments, which last for many years – even when played by thousands of elementary school students!


Marie R. loves STUDIO 49 because I love the rich, full sound of the barred instruments.