Tuning Tips

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Post Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:47 am

Post links to tuning guide/video sites or just post your own experiences and tips connected with tuning.

Here's the one that I use:

Drum Tuning Bible
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Post Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:54 am

Here are some useful videos:

http://www.videodrumlessons.com/t1.htm
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Post Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:09 am

Great site Carter, really helpful!
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Post Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:02 am

try the Drum Tuning Bible :twisted:
http://home.earthlink.net/~prof.sound/
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Post Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:11 am

i hate tuning

it could be because i have a low end tama set and any imperfections in the tunings are very obvious, so i just cheat and use O-rings

it could be because im an extreme perfectionist.

what i do know about tuning is that it is typical to put your toms into thirds. when trying to do this you may want to use the tune "How (mid tom), much (high tom), is (mid tom again), that (low tom), Dog (lower tom)
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Post Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:24 am

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Post Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:58 pm

Simplest way to tune...I think it is on the drum bible as well.

Get the sound you want from the bottom head, and then match the top head.
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Post Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:10 pm

wat is the best way to get a really low tone and a 12 13 16 set....i mean real low...specially da bass..
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Post Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:09 pm

To get the fullest tone out of your drums you'll have to tune both batter and resonant heads the same. Just tune them to the lowest point at witch the drums produce a clean tone and that's it :)
For the bass.... I suggest removing the resonant head, tuning the batter the same way, roll a towel and tape it to the head, tune the reso the same way.
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