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Latin Percussion Prestige Series Timbales

Latin Percussion Prestige Series Timbales
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Latin Percussion
When LP designers convened with the elders on our artist team, they heard testimony about mystic tonal attributes thought to be long gone. To regain them, our designers were told to listen to the shell, for in the shell lies the rhythmic thread that runs through son and salsa. In other words, if our designers were to create a shell out of certain metals in optimum densities, then shape them ultra-round so as to enable free travel of vibrations, they would reinvent the timbale; in doing so, they would breathe new life into the essential underlying syncopated rhythm, the cascara. The result is a new creation, novel and historic, the LP Prestige Timbales.
LP Prestige Timbales represent nothing less than a thorough reexamination of the single-headed timbal/timbale concept. LP has completely overhauled materials, hoops, tuning mechanisms, mounting stability, and a myriad of factors affecting the marriage of stick-to-drum. Consequently, the shells resonate with authentic cascaras, while LP Prestige Timbale heads yield muted and open tones that rouse a band. Newly improved rims and rim seating make for rimshots that are easier to play and that project ambient exclamations without harsh clang.
Tuning timbales on the fly has always been a shortcoming of traditional timbale design, the manipulation of the recessed bolts somewhat akin to removing a nineties Buick water pump: lodge that wrench under there and crank it! Thankfully, that’s history. LP Prestige Timbales feature top-facing key-adjustable tuning rods for rapid pitch tweaks. LP designers have shifted the position of the shell rib to open up more sticking space and foster brighter cascara tones. Low-mass side plates further free up shell response. When sticks strike heads, there is no choking only the liberation of pleasing overtones. Sustain heightens and the whole drum reacts as one. If that weren’t enough, the center block (between pairs of timbales) has been revamped to minimize distracting shell movement and it contains a handy tuning key holder! And putting it out of harms way, the clamping screw has been recessed, lessening the possibility of collision and, amazingly, reducing torque.
The shell, as you will see, is the key! Introducing the LP Prestige Timbale series, available in premium stainless steel, brass, and bronze shells in all popular sizes and groupings. LP Prestige Timbales put an end to scouring for vintage drums at flea markets and on eBay!
Latin Percussion Prestige Series Timbales Feature:
  • Top keyed tuning for easier, on the fly adjustments
  • Improved rims for easier rim shots
  • Low mass side plates provide improved cascara sound
  • Revised rib placement resulting in a larger cascara area
  • Improved mounts lessen torque and allow more secure drum placement
  • Recessed drum clamping screw – stays below playing surface
  • Improved center block minimizes drum movement; with tuning key holder
Latin Percussion Prestige Series Timbales Available:
LP1314-B - 13" & 14" Shells/ Solid Brass

LP1415-B - 14" & 15" Shells/ Solid Brass

LP1516-B - 15" & 16" Shells/ Solid Brass

LP1314-S - 13" & 14" Shells/ Stainless

LP1415-S - 14" & 15" Shells/ Stainless

LP1516-S - 15" & 16" Shells/ Stainless

LP1314-BZ - 13" & 14" Shells/ Bronze

LP1415-BZ - 14" & 15" Shells/ Bronze

LP1516-BZ - 15" & 16" Shells/ Bronze