Premier Concert Fibreglass Timps (Job No: 1237)

When I overhaul a set of timps, there is a lot of work involved over a period of days or even weeks. My approach is to fix everything properly; I am after all a professional and that is what I am being paid to do. However not everyone is as conscientious, and in the end, you get what you pay for. So when I work on timpani, I am fixing problems associated with wear and tear, and the dogs dinner that the previous person made of the job. The posts on timpani pick out examples of problems I encounter, rather than me writing, and you reading the same thing every time I do a set of timpani (which is why I have coloured this bit blue).

This set is a bit of a mixed bag of types of timpani, but the fibreglass bowls need repairing which gave me the opportunity to try and explain what is going on a bit better.

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The knife is pointing at a little bubble in the rim of the timp bowl.





The other bowl in the pair also has problems on the bearing edge.

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After everything is clean and dry, they can be filled.





It can now be seen that the previous repair on the second bowl was also not right, it was a low spot on the bearing edge.  The filler I used is still visible sat on top of the old grey filler, which means that the grey filler was below the line of the rim.

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