Grand Symphonic Timpani

Suspended One-Piece Bowl Construction
with Pro Tuning Gauge

Coupled with the new rolled-lip copper kettle, the Ludwig Grand Symphonic timpani feature the most overtone-free pitches ever to sound from a timpani. In Ringer fashion, these kettles are hand-hammered one at a time. Sturdy pull rods are built within the struts for durability, while friction blocks sit astride the main horizontal pull rod, supporting our patented Balanced Action™ pedal. Each Ludwig Grand Symphonic kettle has a tuning range of a major 7th.

Model Model
LKG720KG 20″
 LKG702KG Set of 2 (26-29″) LKG723KG 23″
 LKG704KG Set of 4 (23-32″) LKG726KG 26″
 LKG705KG Set of 5 (20-32″) LKG729KG 29″
LKG732KG 32″

 

Professional Series Timpani

Suspended Bowl Construction
with Pro Tuning Gauge

For more than 35 years Professional Series timpani have set the standard for performance. Exceptional resonance, projection, and tone duration best describe these handcrafted timpani. From leading symphony orchestras to accomplished timpanists, Ludwig’s Professional Series timpani have provided players with the kind of performance their reputations rely on. Built on the Ludwig Balanced Action base, Professional Series timpani are available in your choice of hammered copper, polished copper, or fiberglass bowls. These deep parabolic bowls hang freely within an exclusive double-ring suspension system and produce a tuning range up to a major 6th.

Fiberglass Bowl Timpani

Polished Bowl Timpani

Hammered Bowl Timpani

Model Model Model
LKP520AG* 20″ LKP520PG* 20″ LKP520KG 20″
LKP523FG 23″ LKP523PG 23″ LKP523KG 23″
LKP526FG 26″ LKP526PG 26″ LKP526KG 26″
LKP529FG 29″ LKP529PG 29″ LKP529KG 29″
LKP532FG 32″ LKP532PG 32″ LKP532KG 32″
LKP502FG Set of 2 LKP502PG Set of 2 LKP502KG Set of 2
LKP504FG Set of 4 LKP504PG Set of 4 LKP504KG Set of 4
LKP505FG Set of 5 LKP505PG Set of 5 LKP505KG Set of 5
*20″ bowls not available in fiberglass; 20″ bowls will be aluminum, this includes LKP505FG set of 5.

 

Standard Series Timpani

Bowl with Pro Tuning Gauge

The original design from William F. Ludwig Sr. Built on the Ludwig Balanced Action base, Standard Series timpani are available in your choice of polished copper or fiberglass bowls. These deep parabolic bowls produce a tuning range up to a major 6th. Today, it is estimated that there are more Standard timpani in use throughout the world than all other models and brands combined.

Fiberglass Bowl Polished Copper Bowl
Model Model
LKS420AG* 20″ LKS420PG 20″
LKS423FG 23″ LKS423PG 23″
LKS426FG 26″ LKS426PG 26″
LKS429FG 29″ LKS429PG 29″
LKS432FG 32″ LKS432PG 32″
LKS402FG Set of 2 (26-29″) LKS402PG Set of 2 (26-29″)
LKS404FG Set of 4 (23-32″) LKS404PG Set of 4 (23-32″)
LKS405FG Set of 5 LKS405PG Set of 5
*20″ bowls not available in fiberglass; 20″ bowls will be aluminum, this includes LKS405FG set of 5.