Changing A Timpani Head
Equipment 1) New Renaissance Timpani head 2) Rags 3) Tension rod keys 4) Teflon spray/tape 5) Grease lubricant 6) Shims 7) Mute 8) Mallets 9) Ruler or T-square 10) Felt marker 11) Electronic tuner 12) Drum dial
Method With the old head still in place, mark the counterhoop and a corresponding spot on the bowl. Adjust ...
Drum Tuning 101
It's always a good idea to get the head seated before actually tuning the drum up. By seating the head you are actually breaking the glue away from the hoop, allowing the head to be stretched.
The easiest way to get the head seated is by placing the head on the drum, and making sure that the head is tight, and has equal tension across ...