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DrumDial Drum Tuner  

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With the Drumdial Drum Tuner, timpani, snare drums, rack toms, and bass drums are all easily tuned without even hitting the drumhead. DrumDial measur...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Makes tuning easier.

      With the Drumdial Drum Tuner, timpani, snare drums, rack toms, and bass drums are all easily tuned without even hitting the drumhead. DrumDial measures tympanic pressure, not tension-rod torque. As a drummer you'll appreciate how easily and accurately you can tune your drums with the Drumdial Drum Tuner.

      FEATURES
      • No whacking necessary to tune your drums
      • Accurate and quick

      Get those skins in tune, and save money doing it. Put it in the cart.

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      DrumdialDrum Tuner
       
      4.7

      (based on 245 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (209)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (19)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (5)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (6)

      89%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (31)
      • Easy to use (30)
      • Functional (29)
      • Improves sound (27)
      • Fast (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts (15)
        • Practicing (13)
        • Back-up (12)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (23), Professional musician (7), Novice (5)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        worth its weight in gold

        've been drumming and tuning by ear for 30+ years. This thing really works! you have to set up a head correctly - seat it properly and give each lug screw a half-turn...Read complete review

        've been drumming and tuning by ear for 30+ years. This thing really works! you have to set up a head correctly - seat it properly and give each lug screw a half-turn or two using the traditional radial pattern. Then go around to each lug clockwise, using the dial making SMALL adjustments until each one reads excatly the same. Once you get the head at equal tension, you should have a well defined tone, and can go up or down from there based on personal preference. This process has taken the 'magick' out of getting just the right tone and pitch out of my drum. I really can't say enough about its impact on how my drums are sounding and thus how I'm playing them as well.
        Nothing fancy - well put together tension dial that is easy to read. Has a few slideable reference marks. comes in a decent cardboard box with foam - would recommend finding a nice wooden box or similar to keep it safe.
        Built with solid, heavy feeling metals. Spring loaded tension gague and rotary dial are well put together, but should be handled carefully.
        Worth its weight in gold. you will get longer life out of your heads by using this tool and maintaining even pressures.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Quick and dirty

        This is the only drum tuner that I've owned, and it does what I expected. Obviously, it isn't hearing frequencies, but testing tensions, so it will never get the drum as in...Read complete review

        This is the only drum tuner that I've owned, and it does what I expected. Obviously, it isn't hearing frequencies, but testing tensions, so it will never get the drum as in tune as the ear will. The major issue, I find, is that after getting all of the lugs to matching tensions with the DrumDial, they will not be in tune when played. A pair of lugs across from each other will always produce a higher or lower pitch than the others. I always have to do a bit of tuning afterwards. I tend to use the product to get my drums in a ballpark range of where I want them, which comes in especially useful when switching between genres that demand higher or lower tunings.
        It works great to quickly tune a drum to a certain pitch, but without a good ear to do fine tuning, the DrumDial will leave you with drums that don't sound as good as they could.

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        5.0

        good to an easy way to tune

        By Antonio Paz

        from Mexico, Coah

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Drumdial Drum Tuner:

          yes it work to more professional tune

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          5.0

          Well worth the money!!

          By Ron4950

          from Missouri

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts

            Comments about Drumdial Drum Tuner:

            This thing is awesome!! I had a major head change operation after purchasing another set of drums. That's why I purchased the Drum Dial. Something that used to take me forever, was a breeze. You also have the option to change the tones to your liking and record them quickly and easily. Break a head and you can quickly replace it and adjust it to the same tone of your preference. Wish I would have purchased it sooner!

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            (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Deaf and can't tune?

            By MusicCleaner

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use
            • Not Functional

            Best Uses

            • Looks Cool I Guess

            Comments about Drumdial Drum Tuner:

            If you know absolutely nothing about tuning, don't know what sound you're going for or what each drum is supposed to sound like, or you just want to waste money and own every drum accessory possible, then this is the item for you.

            So I went about 17 years tuning my drums by ear and feel, and thought one day, "maybe I should try a drum tuner." Absolute waste of time and money. If you're a scientist and trying to control the tension of a drumhead for some experiment, this could come in handy. If you want to make music and are looking for a more balanced, controlled drum pitch, this will do you no favors. Trust your ears. They will do a far better job assisting in your drum tuning than this contraption.

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            5.0

            the best

            By BIG DEE

            from BROOKLY PARK MN

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Drumdial Drum Tuner:

              go and get one some of the best drummers in the game have one your love it its gets the job done

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I am hooked!

              By loomex

              from Ithaca, NY

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing
                • Quick Head Change

                Comments about Drumdial Drum Tuner:

                Usually tune by ear so buying this was an added benefit. I was able to get the readings and right them down, remove the head, sand down the bearing edges and reinstall the head and tune it very quickly to the reading I had written down. Took less than an hour for 6 toms and a snare.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fantastic

                By stmelodius

                from Nashville, TN

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound
                • Tune Your Drums Easily

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Drumdial Drum Tuner:

                  quite litteraly, this changed the sound of the drum kit from 'okay' to 'awesome'....so easy to use, what a difference it made. toms especially....

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                  4.0

                  High Quality

                  By Biz

                  from Tulsa, OK

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Drumdial Drum Tuner:

                    I haven't had it long enough to fully test it but the quality is A+ and it was delivered on time.

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                    5.0

                    Great for Banjos.

                    By Twangbanger

                    from Nashville

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Professional Setups

                      Comments about Drumdial Drum Tuner:

                      Bought to tune the head tension on a few banjos. Made an amazing difference to the tone/resonance. Folks in the band and crew that didn't know the work performed earlier in the day came up after the show to comment how much better the banjos sounded in their ears that evening. Definitely worth the money!!

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      gets you close, but does not tune

                      By Bobcat

                      from Montana

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Drumdial Drum Tuner:

                        I will just ECHO so many other reviews, the Drum Dial is great to get you close, but you will still have to hand tune your heads, Pro drummers know this, but you novice drummers that think that the drum dial will tune your heads, IT WILL NOT! It will only adjust the tension. if you set every lug to the same tension, your drum will most likely still be out of tune. this Drum Dial is great to get you CLOSE!

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        A must have for precision tuning.

                        By Smoke

                        from Ithaca, NY

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Drumdial Drum Tuner:

                            My set never sounded as good as it does after using the Drum Tuner. Really woke up my snare drum as it was set way too soft. I didn't know what to expect because I am a beginner but boy am I glad I bought the tuner.

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