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Drum tuning tips

Discussion in 'Drums' started by BobRogers, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. BobRogers

    BobRogers Distinguished Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    Blacksburg, VA
    Grey, rainy, Saturday in Blacksburg, and so I thought I would play around with the tuning of the drum kit in the studio. I was looking at some tuning tips on line, and I thought I would open a thread and ask for suggestions. There is a lot of info on this topic scattered around the board, but not in this relatively new forum.

    I don't feel I have enough knowledge and experience to contribute much, but let me start with some links. The Drum Tuning Bible is the first thing on the subject I read. Some very good tips, but text is pretty limited on any subject that is basically ear training. I found Bob Gatzen's videos recently, and I'm going to try some of the technique in his longer video. He also has several shorter videos sponsored by Evans.
  2. Link555

    Link555 Distinguished Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    North Vancouver
    I have a drum tension watch.... Hey I am guitar player after all....

    It works wonders.

    It lets you see the tension on each tuner. Then you can get a uniform tension across the skin.

    The one below I don't own but am very intrigued by....

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