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Drum Dial Precision Drum Tuner
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Tuning drums has always a personal choice so there is never a correct or not correct tone. I've always tuned my drums by ear using the star pattern and as long as the sound near each lugs the same felt that is was OK. I've never really known what pitch really to tune each drum. The Drum Dial helps here as it gives a tension for each drum. Pop the dial on the drum head near a tightening lug, it measured by a metal measuring rod, and tighten to your desired tension normally around 75 - 78 for toms, higher for snare.

The Drum dial certainly makes it easier to tune drums to your desired tuning. Certainly worth buying if you are new to acoustic drums.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 17 September 2012
If you aren't the best at tuning your kit or you don't have to time to research and learn the fine art of tuning then buy this product! Its saved me loads of time and gets your drums sounding good very quickly. I have since turned up to rehearsals 30 mins earlier to play with this - not only does it get them sounding good but now they sound better than I've ever had them before. Well worth the money!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 4 October 2013
I have a collection of twelve snare drums ,all sizes. I use a variety of drum heads for sound effects.
The Drum dial tuner is a must piece of kit. It makes tuning fast and very accurate each time. I am using a hearing aid in one ear-the drum dial tuner is a great benefit for me. A very good tool... spot on tuning each time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 15 July 2012
A great little device that's simple to use. It will get a drum in tune with itself within a few minutes. The final tweaking of the drum's sound and it's 'fit' within the overall kit sound is down to expereince and personal preference, but this device will get you 90% there. Well worth the money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 20 July 2012
The Drum Dial is perfect for tuning drums without any skill or drum related knowledge. Just tune it up as shown in the instructions that come with it and use the guide included which notes suggested tunings for all different drum sizes. Works great!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 15 November 2014
If like me, you are fairly new to drum tuning then this is an indispensable tool. Before this, tuning to ear was a real nightmare as inevitably you over tighten over time and struggle to balance the head. Some people use this as a reference point and then fine tune but i generally just tune to the desired tension and that works well for me. Using the suggested tension settings included, i realised how flat my snare was sounding. Transformed my drum set and stopped me becoming frustrated at my ever changing mis-tunings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 24 January 2013
Read a few mixed reviews on Internet if you can tune drums by ear and don't need any help don't buy one!!
If like me your new to drumming and need a nudge in the right direction to perfect your tuning this is the perfect aid for you
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on 22 August 2013
I play drums! A lot! I am always looking for the perfectly tuned drum and, having seen this online and watched the company's promo videos regarding the use of the drum dial, i decided to purchase and try it the drum dial for myself. On toms it works like a dream, with no hassle using the included tension guide. The tuning of the snare drum is a little more tricky. A perfect pitch all round the head is more than a bit difficult to achieve, with very little tension an some rods and more on others! Playing the snare like this caused some rods to slacken off completely. I advise using this item s a starting point on the snare drum or, alternatively, use a product like a torque key, also available via Amazon.
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on 28 February 2014
My friend brought this on a day out in Drumwright. Its safe to say that your standard tuning techniques are still required here (Stretching the skin with your fist & Getting each Lug finger tight). Although instructions were easy to understand, the Tuning Chart that came with it seemed to lack a few drum depth and size options though it did say an 8 x 8 and a 12 x 10 rack is the same but it still would of been nice to clarify what tuning we were after on a 12 x 9 etc.
Overall a good piece of kit, could sit for hours playing with it. Buy this even if you think your a good tuner anyway this might just help you out that little bit more.
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on 2 May 2015
If you are serious about how your drums sound, you need to have this item.! Absolutely brilliant tuning device, easy to set up and use. Easy to follow drum size and tension guides make tuning drums a pleasure. After years of tuning by ear I finally decided to get myself a drumdial. I was sceptical at first but at the first gig I played after tuning the kit with it I was blown away by how good the kit sounded. I honestly thought I had a good sounding kit til I tuned it properly with the drumdial....WOW, what a difference it made..!!! Honestly. you will not be disappointed with this item, it is now an essential part of my kit..!!!
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