Remo Weatherking timpani heads have remained the choice of the world's leading tympanists for over 40 years. These are standard sized hazy heads with no insert ring. Standard collar heads measure approximately 1 inch larger than the actual bowl size.
The size of your timpani head is determined by the diameter of the bowl itself. Measure the old head from the outer edges, if this measurement exceeds the bowl size by more than 1-3/4 inches, you need an extended collar head. If you are not sure of which size to get, call us and we'll help out.Be careful when removing old timpani heads
Pedal type timpani tuning mechanisms are spring loaded. The pedal will move to the toe down forward position - do not try to hold it back. Also, do not adjust the balancing spring tension. When replacing head, the opposite reaction will take place. It is recommended to use a small dab of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly on the threads of the key rods for lubrication. Be sure to clean the bearing edge of the bowl. It should be smooth to the touch. If possible, apply a very thin film of paraffin wax to the bearing edge before replacing heads.
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