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Evans Torque Drum Key 

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Preset the Evans torque drum key's handle to release at a specified tension ensuring even tuning at each lug. The drum key's ergonomic grip and knurl...Click To Read More About This Product

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Torque the toms, stick it to the snare, and beat on - rattle-free.

Preset the Evans torque drum key's handle to release at a specified tension ensuring even tuning at each lug. The drum key's ergonomic grip and knurled knob offer maximum comfort and fast spinning. A slip-resistant magnetized head holds the key in place without rattling for fast adjustments during play.

FEATURES
  • Ergonomic handle for maximum comfort
  • Knurled knob for quick spinning
  • Torque handle for uniform tension
  • Rattle-free design grips a tension rod on your kit while playing
  • Drop forged construction: heavy-duty, long-lasting quality
  • GUARANTEED FOR LIFE
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EvansTorque Drum Key
 
4.6

(based on 82 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (16)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Functional (15)
  • Improves sound (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (10), Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good to get started

I've used this key many times, and just recently purchased one for myself. It is REALLY a nice tool to get you started tuning... basically speeding up the process. But please don't...Read complete review

I've used this key many times, and just recently purchased one for myself. It is REALLY a nice tool to get you started tuning... basically speeding up the process. But please don't expect it to replace a good trained ear. The DrumDial gets you basically the same results with slightly better accuracy. Because this measures lug tension and not head tension, you'll have a little more work to do by ear once you've got the tensions even. But remember, just because the head and/or lug tension is even... does not mean the drum is "in tune". Each drum size, shell construction, and head construction makes its best tone and sound at different tensions. And the head and drum are NEVER perfectly uniform. So, get something like this to put you in the ballpark of being close to in-tune, then spent the time learning to tune by ear. Overall, excellent product, and much cheaper than the DrumDial which only gets you slightly closer to the end-game.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Idea

The idea is brilliant. You will get even torque all the way around the rim. Problem for me: tuning doesn't always require exact torque.

The idea is brilliant. You will get even torque all the way around the rim. Problem for me: tuning doesn't always require exact torque.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good to get started

By souldeadrums

from Killington, VT

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Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

I've used this key many times, and just recently purchased one for myself. It is REALLY a nice tool to get you started tuning... basically speeding up the process. But please don't expect it to replace a good trained ear. The DrumDial gets you basically the same results with slightly better accuracy. Because this measures lug tension and not head tension, you'll have a little more work to do by ear once you've got the tensions even. But remember, just because the head and/or lug tension is even... does not mean the drum is "in tune". Each drum size, shell construction, and head construction makes its best tone and sound at different tensions. And the head and drum are NEVER perfectly uniform. So, get something like this to put you in the ballpark of being close to in-tune, then spent the time learning to tune by ear. Overall, excellent product, and much cheaper than the DrumDial which only gets you slightly closer to the end-game.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ballpark

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

What this does is get your drum in the ballpark of being tuned. If you really don't want to tune by ear but what perfectly tuned drums, and in a hurry, I have the perfect solution. The Drum Dial is accurate but slightly tedious. The Torque Key is fast and easy, but a bit inaccurate. Go around the set with the torque key and get all your lugs to the same tension. Then go around again with the DrumDial to fine tune what the Torque Key missed. Works every time, quick and easy.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great Idea

By Mike

from Wesley, FL

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Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

The idea is brilliant. You will get even torque all the way around the rim. Problem for me: tuning doesn't always require exact torque.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A Drummer's Best Friend

By The Old Engineer

from Fairview, NC

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Makes Tuning Easy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • In the studio

    Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

    A well-tuned set of drums is a necessity in the studio, and the Evans Torque Key makes it easy. It's very well-constructed, with marked click-stops on the torque control dial, allowing accurate and repeatable tuning for any drummer with an ear.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Best tool for the price that there is!

    By Sotazara

    from Indy IN

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy to use for anyone

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • All of the above

    Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

    Best tool for the price I've seen in 25 yrs of playing the drums!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fast & Easy drum tuner

    By JohnStrat66

    from NJ USA

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    Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

    Needed a tuner that was easy to use and got the job done. I know tuning by ear best for experienced musicians, but tilI get there I needed this tool. It works, and is easy. Set the torque from one drum close to the sound you want from it, and tune the rest. Work across the tuners every time for even tightening. In 10 minutes I had the whole accoustic set tuned. The tool made it so simple. And with a lifetime guarantee, how can you go wrong? If you need to tune your set, get this tool today.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome key!

    By C B

    from over the hills and far away

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    Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

    VERY useful, I've read a lot of reviews that say it doesn't work or that it doesn't tune all the way, but I've never had to do any fine tuning after using this and my DW's sound great! The only hard part is finding the right tension that makes the drum sing but once you have the setting make sure you write it down to remember it'll save a ton of time! Highly recommended!
    very easy to use
    VERY solid construction
    A little pricy for what it does, but still worth it

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Evans Torque Drum Key is made well and works great!

    By Rob

    from Rio Vista, CA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

        The Evans Torque Drum Key is made well and with a little practice works great. This key is very easy to use and quickly brings drums into a range that is easy to fine tune by ear.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Word of advice

        By TBMChris

        from Parsons Wv

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        Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

        ok I got this when my guitar player bought if for me I recently just built my new kit and decided i would try it out I used it to tune all of my new drums and I do have to say that it is a good product but you have to watch the tension because every time it clicks it loose alittle bit of pressure which is easily fixed by checking after every lug and I would also put some pressure on it when your turning it it seems to work alittle better but deff a must have...

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Tuner

        By JustSomeDude

        from i love ,USA

        Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

        This tuner was great. I bought this not having a tuner at all and was just looking for a tuner with a little extra. This tuner makes tuning your set alot easier. When I tuned my drums together with this the first time they sounded like drums should sound. Overall this product is easy to figure out and use and just makes tuner simpler.

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