Re: What is the deal with Timpani Head Measurements?
I have a 26" and 29" tympani, which is the actual diameter of the shell. Now which size head to order depends on what manufacturer you are ordering from. In my tymp sizes, if I order Ludwig heads I would order a 26 & 29, but if I order from remo I would have to order a 27" and 30". Ludwig heads take into account the extra 1 inch while remo's do not.
I use sticks and mallets on my tymps and regularly have to replace them due to stick dings that cause the dinged area of the head to kinda flap, causing an unwanted sound.
1978 Ludwig Stainless Steel
1979 Tama Superstar