Just a convenience thing. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? It has opened my eyes to a couple of things about tuning drums. DrumDial Digital Drum Tuner. Find all posts by AudioWonderland. A great sounding drum needs to have a batter and resonant head which have consonant tunings.

Thing is, they only get you close. Even though the Tension Watch seems to be a little more sensitive, I have found the DrumDial to be more user friendly. Couple that with the lower price of the Drum Dial and it’s a no-brainer recommendation. The overtone filtering increases the accuracy of readings and can be helpful in compensating for ear fatigue. State of Lady Liberty Posts: They are tools to aid in achieving even tension around the head. It could be tiny pictures of zoo animals, for all I care. They are also fooled sometimes–you’ll get a high reading on a tension rod that’s totally loose.

Send a private message to Bo Eder. See thisthen this. The tension of the top or batter head will change more often because of the impact of sticks or beaters and will likely need to be adjusted more frequently than the bottom. Nov 17, Messages: I dont even use mine anymore. I have both and prefer the Drum Dial. Learn More Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. In a word, distance.

Tune-bot tbs Studio Electronic Drum Tuner. This is likely the best drum tuner for the money.

Is there a great difficulty in being able to keep the tension even on the drum head while tightening and lowering it? I’ve never had a mechanical device that helps me tune my tunet. They would work well on a perfect drumset, which doesn’t exist.


Your name or email address: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? DrumDial Precision Drum Tuner. Generally speaking, the top head or batter head, for kick drums should be thicker, while the bottom or druum head or front head, for kick drums should be thinner, and is typically clear. Ermz if you need to use a Tension watch for sessions feel free to ask for mine. If you are already an expert tuner, you’ve never had any trouble getting your drums to sound great, you can tune up a set of drums or change out a new set of heads in no time flat, using just your ears and a drum key, then don’t bother with the DrumDial.

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But what good does a measurement of distance do for us? I bought this product recently for my son. If you are the Bill Stevenson who played with Black Flag and Decedents, then I’m just going to mention that you’re one of my heroes, and leave it at that. Send a private message to gconyers. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

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I found this calibration video at their website and Drumddial was able to get my tuner re-calibrated pretty easily. Sep 1, Messages: Product information Item Weight Even though the Tension Watch seems to be a little more sensitive, I have found the DrumDial to be more user friendly.

You won’t be disappointed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Not necessarily– more on that later! Ships from and sold by Amazon. This is great because tw1100 does not need to rely on others to fix the sound of his drums. Although I haven’t tried these, I think they’re just to get you in ‘the ballpark’, in which case just adjusting by tension is a ton easier imo.


No, create an account now. If you try something and don’t like, simply go back to where you were or try another. Apr 5, Messages: Drum Dial or Tama Tension Watch? I believe the ears are to get you in the ballpark, and the tension unit is to get you closer to exactness, tma as is the case with guitar tuners. A quick comparison of mine shows dum drum dial reading units higher than the Tension Watch.

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Your email address will not be published. As you tighten the tension rods the deflection of the head decreases. It dawned on me that the reason for this is that I’m trying to match readings on each lug that are unnecessarily too fine. I’ve never heard a drum tuned tw10 “perfection” with a drum dial that didn’t need lug-to-lug fine-tuning. Find all posts by Bo Eder. Definitely A LOT easier than tuning by ear. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

This item is not eligible for international shipping. In a word, YES. Oct 9, Messages: There was drumdiak problem completing your request. Here’s a link to how you can build one yourself pretty cheaply: