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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 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (15)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Functional (14)
  • Improves sound (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (10), Experienced (6)

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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5.0

It really works

By Batero Argento

from Louisville, KY

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

      I have been debating to buy this key for months. I read all the reviews and checked all the drum forums. I was still unsure of pulling the trigger. How much better would I be able to tune my drums with it? Is it really worth it?
      Well, it turned out it is. Even though I was kind of waiting to get new heads if I was going to get the torque key, I got a gift card and decided to give it a try since I didn't have to pay for it. My main drum set needed a good tuning anyway. So, I sat down with some vaseline, the Evans torque key, and started taking off heads, cleaning and lubing lugs, and tuning each drum. I have to say, the torque key quickly took me really close to a perfect tuning. After that, it was just tapping, fine tune, and voilà. I got an excellent and full sound in a little more than an hour. Not bad at all. I was only planning to do the toms, but I ended up trying it on one of my snares, and it worked great (I wouldn't use it on the bass drum, though)
      This key will not tune your drums. But it really helps you to speed up the process, and, if you are a beginner, or not very good at tuning (or lazy, like me), it will get you so close that it is easy to fine tune after using it.
      I am very happy I got it. Now that I know what settings I like in the torque key (5/6), the next time I change heads, it will be a breeze to tune my drums to where I want them to sound.
      Another great product from Evans.

       
      5.0

      Another great Evans product!!!!

      By Rewind

      from Columbus, Ohio

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

        Great time saver for tuning a big kit.

         
        4.0

        Does what it's supposed to do.

        By James B

        from Sacramento, CA

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        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

        • Confusing at first

        Best Uses

        • Quick setup

        Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

        Had to watch a YouTube video to figure out why it wasn't working. Once I saw that the gauge actually needed to be tightened by actually going fully around twice, everything worked perfectly. Gets you up to a pretty close tuning fairly fast, then it's just some minor adjustments.

         
        5.0

        good product

        By jeff

        from new hampshire

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

          makes tuning easier

           
          3.0

          Not a bad thing to have.

          By Wes

          from Grayson, ky

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

            This is a very good tool to get you in a basic starting place. Definitely not for fine tuning which still has to be done by ear.

             
            5.0

            Fast tuning no guessing

            By cusano

            from Texas

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

              Use it for new heads and takes the time out of tuning.. Just set the dial and tune .. Each lug was all tuned accurately with just fine tuning to get the sound you want..

               
              5.0

              Great for "fine tuning" your drums!!

              By Jared

              from Crossville, TN

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

                Easy to use. There are some pretty good videos on You Tube that explain in detail how it works. Gets a nice even torque on the lugs.

                 
                5.0

                Works very well

                By TA Oklahoma

                from Eufaula

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Equal tension on lugs
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

                  Tuning drums and getting tension on heads equal

                   
                  4.0

                  Great product

                  By Mike

                  from St. Petersburg, Florida

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                  Pros

                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

                  It may take someone not used to applying a tool such as this sometime to get it to function the way it's designed to do.

                   
                  4.0

                  yes i would buy this product again!

                  By Johnnyp

                  from Charlestown we!

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • number's on dial to small

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

                  great product

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