Tuning recommendations...

pyrokatana

New member
I haven't looked too much through the forum, so this may have been posted before.
either way...



I got an older Mapex Pro-M (great set, beautiful tone, I love it)...
Either way, I think it has a 6 or 8ply thickness with 10", 12", aaand 14(?)" toms, a 22"bass drum, and 14.5" snare... What would you recommend for tuning?

I know a a lot of people tune the drums to the way they like it when it flows on a roll, but a lot of drummers tune it to a certain range of notes or one note but different octaves...

I've been playing for about 7 years and I'm finally trying out new expressions on my drums. I've been pretty shy about playing, but its given me a keen sense on dynamics and technique. I'm not much of a thrasher, but I'm workin on better fills and my toms are not quite what I want them to be.

Any recommendations?
Heres the url for what it looks like..
http://www.idahopercussion.com/page/idp ... _M/PM5225A
 

scrubs

New member
There are probably almost as many different ways to tune as there are drummers. If you haven't come across it yet, the drum tuning bible is helpful: http://home.earthlink.net/~prof.sound/

I don't think tuning a fusion-sized kit is really any different than any other kit, other than the toms may end up a little higher. Although there is no real concensus, I'd suggest starting with the floor tom and tuning it where you like it and then try to tune the rack toms in fourths.
 

Dale

New member
scrubs":a5oz899f said:
There are probably almost as many different ways to tune as there are drummers. If you haven't come across it yet, the drum tuning bible is helpful: http://home.earthlink.net/~prof.sound/

I don't think tuning a fusion-sized kit is really any different than any other kit, other than the toms may end up a little higher. Although there is no real concensus, I'd suggest starting with the floor tom and tuning it where you like it and then try to tune the rack toms in fourths.
Agreed.
 
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