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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...Read More

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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 79 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (13)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Functional (12)
  • Improves sound (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Concerts (8)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (8), 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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4.0

Does what it's supposed to do.

By James B

from Sacramento, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

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.

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5.0

good product

By jeff

from new hampshire

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

    makes tuning easier

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    3.0

    Not a bad thing to have.

    By Wes

    from Grayson, ky

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    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.

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      5.0

      Fast tuning no guessing

      By cusano

      from Texas

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      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..

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        5.0

        Great for "fine tuning" your drums!!

        By Jared

        from Crossville, TN

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        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.

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          5.0

          Works very well

          By Thomas

          from undisclosed

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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

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            4.0

            Great product

            By Magic Mike

            from St. Petersburg, Florida

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            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.

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            4.0

            yes i would buy this product again!

            By johnnyp

            from wv

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            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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            5.0

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

            By Rob

            from Rio Vista, CA

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            Verified Buyer

            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.

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                5.0

                I Needed Another One!

                By A-Frame

                from Minnesota

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Keeping Your Drums Tuned

                Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

                The 1st time a friend showed me this I said it would never work. "I've been tuning drums by ear since the 60s"! WOW... this was SEVERAL years ago and it's been in my gig bag ever since. Because I work with several bands and I'm constantly moving gear around... I just bought another one. No need for me to even look at anything else. I'm that happy with it.

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