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RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key

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The RhythmTech Protorq Drum Key puts any drum in tune with itself in a only a few seconds. Just set the desired tension on a numeric thumb wheel then...Click To Read More About This Product

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Tunes any drum in a few seconds.

The RhythmTech Protorq Drum Key puts any drum in tune with itself in a only a few seconds. Just set the desired tension on a numeric thumb wheel then adjust the drum's tension. Like a torque wrench, the Protorq drum key releases when the set tension is reached. Fast and accurate.

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  • Fast, accurate
  • Works like a torque wrench

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RhythmTechPro Torq Drum Key
 
3.1

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (5)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My drum tuning tool of chice...

If you want an accurrate tuning tool, this is the one to get. My only negative comment would be that it would be great if the calibrating system on the dial of the tuner...Read complete review

If you want an accurrate tuning tool, this is the one to get. My only negative comment would be that it would be great if the calibrating system on the dial of the tuner were more simple and durable. But overall it is adequate. The increments on the calibration dail is on a small plastic disk that is glued on to the tool. Fewer increments and a more permanent dial would be a good addition, but overall it suits my needs.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Junk

This key is flawed in its design. The torque on a tension lug does not accurately depict the tension of the head at that particular lug. Just because the lugs are torqued to the...Read complete review

This key is flawed in its design. The torque on a tension lug does not accurately depict the tension of the head at that particular lug. Just because the lugs are torqued to the same spec does not mean the head is at the same tension at each lug. If you must use a drum tuning aid, a drum dial will at least get you close, but even the drum dial requires tuning by ear after. Bottom line is this key DOES NOT tune your drums, and it is only by a stroke of luck if it gets you close.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Junk

By John The Fisherman

from Central Coast, CA

About Me Experienced

Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

This key is flawed in its design. The torque on a tension lug does not accurately depict the tension of the head at that particular lug. Just because the lugs are torqued to the same spec does not mean the head is at the same tension at each lug. If you must use a drum tuning aid, a drum dial will at least get you close, but even the drum dial requires tuning by ear after. Bottom line is this key DOES NOT tune your drums, and it is only by a stroke of luck if it gets you close.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tech Pro + Drum Dial

By justin323032

from Las Vegas

Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

For a new tuner like myself, buying the Drum Dial had me biting off more than I could chew. To focus on every single lug that is just a hair off drove me nuts. But once I bought this drum key, it was a breeze to get a great sound. I do have my toms tuned fairly high so I can understand others complaints about the tuning range.Once you figure out how the Drum key correlates with your drum dial, you can tune very quickly. When I found out which spot on the Drum Key tuning Dial correlated to about 79 on the Drum Dial I just pretty much use that setting for all batter heads. I just did all my toms in about 20 minutes. The Drum dial settings are 79 batter, 80 reso and they sound great!Sounds somewhat confusing but give it 30 minutes practicing on one tom and you will have it down pat.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My drum tuning tool of chice...

By Dave

from Minneapolis,MN

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

      If you want an accurrate tuning tool, this is the one to get. My only negative comment would be that it would be great if the calibrating system on the dial of the tuner were more simple and durable. But overall it is adequate. The increments on the calibration dail is on a small plastic disk that is glued on to the tool. Fewer increments and a more permanent dial would be a good addition, but overall it suits my needs.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      wished it worked better...

      By dotcomsean

      from Nashville, TN

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      Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

      I really like the idea of this key, but found that it does not work as well as I thought it would. The lowest setting (or notch) on the dial is too tight for tuning larger toms, and only goes tighter. No matter how hard I tried, I could not use this key to even get the floor tom in the ball park - it was always too tight. Used on a 16x16 Floor Tom w/ Emperor Coated (top) Ambassador Coated (bottom)

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      It just doesn't work

      By Grxanm

      from Middletown NJ

      Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

      I am abig fan of torque keys for drums and use them all the time but this gadget just doesn't work on anything other than high tensions for snare drums. The design is such that wheel that sets the tension cannot be set low enough for toms and bass drums. It's also not easy to use and working out what number it's set on is difficult. The Evans torque key is far superior in every way - quality, design, function, ease of use.It is possible to modify this key so that it will work, but that involves surgery to give the wheel more room to move. It's easier to just buy the Evans key and enjoy it. Far superior in every way!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not worth the money.

      By Drummss

      from Chicago, IL

      Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

      I found this drum key difficult to use. Very hard to see numbers on dial plus the dial does not turn easily. It actually broke after 4 uses. My advice is to look elsewhere or rely on your ear.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pretty Good

      By Nick-4nEDT

      from Cleveland

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      Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

      This seems to be a very diecent drum key/tuner, I have tuned my kit once with it and the overall sound and pitch of the toms sounds right. If you like to tune your toms low then don't use the same # on the key to do your snare. I belive the price is a little much for this item, other than that it is nice!!

       
      1.0

      Do Not Buy This You Will Damage Your Drums!!!

      By JD

      from Xenia, Ohio

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Not Functional
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

          I bought this and stripped out two lugs on a brand new drum kit. If I could hire a lawyer and Sue the company that made this thing I would.

           
          1.0

          I would not buy this product again.

          By D

          from Nashville

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • More like a toy than a tuning tool.

            Best Uses

            • None

            Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

            Never used a torq key before. I bought it because it was inexpensive. I got what I paid for. "Pro Torq", I don't think so.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Drum Key with Pull

            By WhiteRaven

            from Meadow Lakes, Alaska

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • On Any Keyed Drum

              Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

              This is for my little boy's (6yrs old) Pulse Drum set. It will aid him in learning how to tune his drums right...we start tomorrow...if it isn't up to snuff, I will be back to give further details. Both my son and I believe this drum key is a great aid.

               
              4.0

              Not perfect, but still worthwhile!

              By Cami 001

              from Miramar, FL

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

              • Lacks A Little Precision

              Best Uses

              • Avoiding Overtightening
              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing
              • Quick Imperfect Tuning

              Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

              By imperfect, I mean that right away you may not like the sound of the particular drum you're tuning. HOWEVER, since all the lugs will be close to equally tightened, you can simply loosen/tighten each one the same amount and reach your wanted pitch rather quickly.

              (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              waist of money

              By D.J.

              from Chehalis,Wa.

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              Pros

              • None

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use
              • Not Functional
              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

              • Garbage Filler

              Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

              don't waist your money

               
              5.0

              Should have bought it sooner !

              By Rick

              from SC

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

                This drum key really simplified tuning.

                 
                4.0

                Wonderful tool

                By Jeff

                from Connecticut

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                • Poor Quality

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

                This is a wonderful tool for drummers looking for an easy, quick way to get consistent tuning on their kits. It's extremely easy to use, and makes tuning a snap. You can do some additional tweaking to get exactly the sound you want, but as a baseline this tool really gets you sounding tuned and balanced quickly and effectively.

                 
                2.0

                It's not as good as they say!!!

                By streetfurious

                from sacramento, ca

                Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

                It is not as good because it will make some fo then tighter then he other one i can tell cause when i hit the drum it sound off beat so dont buy this product save your money and i would recommend you get a drumdial it is the best tuning device yet!!! So dont get thing tech memo key it is not as good as it sounds!!!

                 
                3.0

                Good for hi-torque apps

                By Traveler-aLz5F

                from Europe

                Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

                Cannot set wheel tension low enough for large toms/kick, but works well for snare or small toms when higher torque is wanted. If you're wanting to make sure all your lugs are set at the same tension, this is usefull for smaller drums (or higher torques on larger drums). However, it should be noted that identical lug tension does not guarantee that your drum head will have the same consistent tone at each lug!

                 
                1.0

                Don't Waste Your Time and Money

                By Koby

                from Iowa

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                Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

                I've just bought this key and its absolutely worthless. The wheel is confusing to use...no clear directions on how to set the tension. I set it at one (the lowest tension) to try it out and it wouldn't click after 3 or 4 turns. Even when I figured out how to set the dial and got the clicker to work correctly, the lugs were all at different tension anyway. Absolute dissapointment. It was faster for me to tune by ear than to use this worthless key.

                 
                5.0

                wow

                By Michael-oR5lf

                from Franklin, Ohio

                Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

                I love it flat out love it! I changed all my head bass, battery, toms, all of them in about 35-45 min. It was so fast and so easy. They where all tuned perfectly (or well close enough for me)

                 
                4.0

                Good tool

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

                I just received this tool in the mail last week and I tuned my entire set (5 pieces) in 40 mins. That includes changing the batter heads. It's tricky at first, but it's coming with me to every gig. Cheaper than the tension watch.

                 
                3.0

                I'm sorry, but this thing is overrated

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

                It doesn't work as good as they say. I don't know how, but this thing tightens some tension rods tighter than others. You still end up having to spend a bunch of time tuning.

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