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Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner  Black 

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A first for percussionists, the Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner from Overtone Labs is a quick and accurate method to tune your drums. With a simple cl...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      A revolutionary new mechanism to help drummers find the optimal tone for their kits.

      A first for percussionists, the Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner from Overtone Labs is a quick and accurate method to tune your drums. With a simple clip to the hoop and strike of the drum, the tuner will filter out overtones and give you a measurement of the pitch of the individual lugs in Hz or notes. This new invention is about to change the way you tune your drums, and more importantly, change the way your drums sound.

      FEATURES
      • Lug pitch measurement
      • Overall pitch measurement
      • Frequency and note modes
      • Overtone filters
      • Difference mode
      • 80+ Save Slots
      • Easy to read display with backlight
      • Drum hoop clip

      Tuning your drums is no longer an all-day event. Order today!

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      Tune-botElectronic Drum Tuner
       
      4.4

      (based on 50 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (35)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (4)

      88%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Functional (30)
      • Improves sound (29)
      • Easy to use (25)
      • Good quality (24)

      Cons

      • Difficult to use (8)

      Best Uses

      • Concerts (11)
      • Practicing (11)
      • Back-up (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (26), Professional musician (11), Novice (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Product

      This product works very if you have average intelligence and can READ instructions. For years I have tuned by ear and still do in most cases, however the Tunebot works very well at dialing...Read complete review

      This product works very if you have average intelligence and can READ instructions. For years I have tuned by ear and still do in most cases, however the Tunebot works very well at dialing in a close tuning if you tune to a specific pitch. I play DW Collectors drums and each shell is stamped with a resonance pitch. I tune very close to what DW recommends and usually by 3rds depending on the key of the majority of songs I'm playing to. For the folks who have problems with using this device I would suggest (1) reading the instructions and follow each step exactly. (2) buying new drumheads (3) buying a drumkit that actually produces a percussive sound and tone or (4) start playing guitar. The Tunebot is not meant to replace your ears, but will put you in the ballpark relatively quickly and EASILY if you follow instructions. I will agree that it does produce some erroneous readings from time to time, but commonsense adjustments with the unit should remedy most of these. Using this, I've been able to completely retune a 5 piece kit in under an hr. It works far better than a drum dial or torque key. One of the most useful drum tuning products to come along ever. It will not replace your ears, but it will get you closer to where you want to be much quicker than any other method out there.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Tune-Bot Not!

      I bought this product out of curiosity more than anything. And I got sucked in because I like new tech. I was interested to see what musical notes some of my drums represented...Read complete review

      I bought this product out of curiosity more than anything. And I got sucked in because I like new tech. I was interested to see what musical notes some of my drums represented (to see if those shell frequencies stamped inside my drums actually meant something meaningful... They don't BTW). Now I feel ashamed that I was taken for a ride. It was a mistake. Ah, but there are no mistakes in life, just lessons...

      As a practical and easy tuning device, this product is a waste of money. It has a hard time zeroing in on frequencies. It is easily affected by overtones, even with the filter. It doesn't work well on bass drums or snare-side heads especially, and you will not be able to use it in any type of noisy environment, like backstage, or if you have to change a head between sets. The Tune-Bot takes something very simple and makes it very, very complicated. It applies too much science, where science is just not necessary. We are tuning drums here, not flying the Space Shuttle.

      Drums are not perfect pitch instruments, they are made of wood (a non-perfect, natural material), with polyester film stretched over them. So what if one lug is 5 Hz lower than another? If the drum sounds good, why over manage it? It will just make you nuts.

      I've been playing drums for over 35 years. I'll share some simple, friendly advice to those of you less experienced: Learn to tune by ear and feel, and trust your ears. It's not as complicated as all the voodoo you see on the internet, or as all the folks with miracle tuning devices (like this one) make it out to be. The only tool you need is a drum key. Tuning is not that hard. And with just a little practice you can get really good at it, and get great drum sounds. No mathematical formulas, pitch measurements, filters, ratios, charts, etc. You shouldn't need a calculator to tune your drums!

      Honestly, save your money and buy something you really need, or something to add to your kit to make more music. There is a lot of cool drum and percussion gear worth your hard-earned money. The Tune-Bot is not.

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      5.0

      Excellent Product

      By ComputerDude

      from Little Rock, AR

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

        Great product. Gives and easy to use tuning guide and ability to save each drum. Good tuning really improves overall sound.

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        5.0

        I would recommend this to my drummer buddies

        By Yus

        from Brunei

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

            A tool that every drummer must have!

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Totally dig the Tune-Bot!

            By dave

            from undisclosed

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            Comments about Electronic Drum Tuner:

            So easy to use. So versatile. Great, simple features.

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            5.0

            Great Tuner.

            By dave

            from undisclosed

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            Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

            Once again MusiciansFriend delivers with perfection. Fast and easy. The TuneBot is my first attempt at electronically tuning my drums. So far, this item is awesome!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Old School is Gone

            By GreenScreen Drummer

            from Traverse City Michigan

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

                I learned how to tune my entire kit by ear when I started playing over 20 years ago and I am glad I did. This is a great tool, but it takes away the drummers ear. I remember spending 15 - 20 minutes tuning my kit before each gig and each practice. At the time, I didn't realize it but spending all of that time with kit I really got to know my kit and the personality of my drumset. While this is great to use in a pinch to get everything tuned up fast, please also spend the time to tune by ear, you'll learn your kit and you'll have a unique sound to you.

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                5.0

                21st century tuner

                By Joe P

                from NYC

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

                Tuning drums has entered the 21st century. Finally, what guitar players have been enjoying for years, comes to the drum community Weather its lug tension, pitch or notes - you get it all here in a easy to use package.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome Product

                By Scott

                from Rochester, NY

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

                  This is an awesome product. Took some time to fully understand it, but now it has become essential. I recommend watching Michael Johnston vid on how to use it. Got my recommended frequencies via the website. You can adjust sustain, pitch etc to your preferences. I then put it what it suggested and it's absolutely perfect. Was great for recording. Engineers often struggle trying to get consistent drum sound between tracks, but a quick tune before the session and you sound just like when you started. Great for live application too. I don't even use moongels anymore cause it sounds perfect. So happy I bought this. Buy it immediately.

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Yes I would buy this again.

                  By Michael

                  from Greenville, NC

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

                      Makes tuning so much easier..

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Some Trouble with the tuner

                      By drummer6258

                      from Texas

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Use

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

                      I bought this tuner and hoped it would improve my drum sound. It didn't work on my toms very well. Had to use my drum dial on them but it works great on tuning the snare drum.

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                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Be patient~!

                      By Dr Dave

                      from Mississippi

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

                          After 10 yrs drumming, you want the best sound, YOUR sound. This isn't a set it right quick and forget it tuner. But together with your ears it's a slammin' combination. First you get fundamental pitch of each drum to build on. Above all be very patient and you will be rewarded with 3 essential sounds, full resonant, note bend, and high attack lower resonance. The mistake most are making is lugs only need tiny tweaks, as in 1/16 to 1/8 lug turns or less when matching lug frequencies. This is serious gear and gets you 90% there, throw in your ears and it teaches so much about tuning each drum in YOUR kit and sound you want. Highly recommended~!

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