Standard Series Timpani

Today, it is estimated that there are more Ludwig Standard Symphonic Series Timpani in use throughout the world than all other models and brands combined. The Ludwig Standard Timpani kettles are mounted directly to the struts of the drum. This differs from the Professional and Grand Symphonic series timpani. Ludwig's patented Balanced Action Pedal allows for tuning of a major sixth per each drum. The Standard Series are built with interior tuning mechanics and are available in smooth copper or fiberglass kettles. 

  • Ludwig Ensemble Smooth White Timpani Heads
  • One pair of mallets is standard each
  • 26" Timpani or set of 2, 4, or 5
  • Fiber head protectors
  • Shallow drop covers
  • A key is included with each drum

Key Improvements

The Grand Symphonic, Professional, and Standard Series Timpani have all been updated with incredible new functionality.

New tuning gauge placement will allow these drums to be configured with American or German set-up.  All tuning gauge linkage has been removed from the pedal and seamlessly transfered under the base.

A permanent third omni wheel has been added under the pedal. This wheel allows 360° fluid movement, allowing the player to have total control of drum placement.

Improvements have been made to the rear casters including upgraded braking, larger size wheels with a quick-release function. This allows smooth movement and the ability to quickly remove rear casters with ease. 

Timpani Models & Sizes

Fiberglass
LTS420AG* 20"
LTS423FG 23"
LTS426FG 26"
LTS429FG 29"
LTS432FG 32"
LTS402FG Set of 2 (26" & 29")
LTS404FG Set of 4 (23" - 32")
LTP405FG Set of 5 (20" - 32")
*Note the 20" kettle is aluminum

Polished Copper
LTS420PG 20"
LTS423PG 23"
LTS426PG 26"
LTS429PG 29"
LTS432PG 32"
LTS402PG Set of 2 (26" & 29")
LTS404PG Set of 4 (23" - 32")
LTS405PG Set of 5 (20" - 32")

Previous Standard Symphonic Models Still Available

Standard Fiberglass Timpani
Model Name
LKS420A 20" Aluminum Bowl
LKS420AG 20" Aluminum Bowl w/ Pro Tuning Gauge
LKS423F 23" Fiberglass Bowl
LKS423FG 23" Fiberglass Bowl w/ Pro Tuning Gauge
LKS426F 26" Fiberglass Bowl
LKS426FG 26" Fiberglass Bowl w/ Pro Tuning Gauge
LKS429F 29" Fiberglass Bowl
LKS429FG 29" Fiberglass Bowl w/ Pro Tuning Gauge
LKS432F 32" Fiberglass Bowl
LKS432FG 32" Fiberglass Bowl w/ Pro Tuning Gauge
Standard Series Polished Timpani
Model Name
LKS420P 20" Copper Bowl
LKS420PG 20" Copper Bowl w/ Pro Tuning Gauge
LKS423P 23" Copper Bowl
LKS423PG 23" Copper Bowl w/ Pro Tuning Gauge
LKS426P 26" Copper Bowl
LKS426PG 26" Copper Bowl w/ Pro Tuning Gauge
LKS429P 29" Copper Bowl
LKS429PG 29" Copper Bowl w/ Pro Tuning Gauge
LKS432P 32" Copper Bowl
LKS432PG 32" Copper Bowl w/ Pro Tuning Gauge
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