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Drumdial Drum Tuner  

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Overview
  • No whacking necessary to tune your drums
  • Accurate and quick
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $99.95
  • Your Savings:
    - $40.00
  • Your Price:
    $5995

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      Drumdial

      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 241 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (206)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (19)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (5)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (5)

      90%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (27)
      • Good quality (27)
      • Functional (26)
      • Improves sound (25)
      • Fast (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts (12)
        • Practicing (11)
        • Back-up (9)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (19), Professional musician (7), Novice (5)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        A must for new drums or re-skinning.

        Purchased it for my son's new drum set....wish I had one fifty years ago when I started playing.

        Purchased it for my son's new drum set....wish I had one fifty years ago when I started playing.

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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

        I am hooked!

        By loomex

        from Ithaca, NY

        About Me Experienced

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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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          5.0

          Fantastic

          By stmelodius

          from Nashville, TN

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          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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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      DrumDial, a banjo's best friend!

                      By Cruzin

                      from Alachua, Florida

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Drumdial Drum Tuner:

                          The DrumDial is very easy to use and is a must for serious banjo players. Follow directions for zeroing in the DrumDial and check tension 3/4" from the
                          tension hoop an you can be assured the tension is even. I even found a problem when I found a very low reading in one spot. Turned out to be the head separating from it's ring. Would not have discovered it were it not for the DrumDial.

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                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great drum tuner

                          By Praetorian-Prefect

                          from Brisbane, QLD, Australia

                          About Me Novice

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Drumdial Drum Tuner:

                            Very good product. Useful, simple, quick, incredibly accurate

                            Comment on this review

                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Stop complaining!

                            By Mike

                            from Little Rock, AR

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Accurate
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Studio
                              • Studio Tuning
                              • Tension Equality

                              Comments about Drumdial Drum Tuner:

                              This is a device to get the tension of the drum perfect, not the tuning. You will have to tune millimeters by ear. That will take practice but I'm sure you can find a instructional video. If your tension is not even on all lugs then your drum will come out of tune after playing frequently. This will not tune your drum. Keep that in the back of your head before you purchase. To get the tension equality you need this device is perfect!

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                              (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Unnecessary, gimmicky device

                              By Bubba Baggins

                              from Cleveland, OH

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                              • Unnecessary Gimmick

                              Best Uses

                              • Paperweght

                              Comments about Drumdial Drum Tuner:

                              Many drummers have quite rightly observed that this device "gets you into the ballpark" for your tuning, but does not aid in fine tuning any better than even mediocre ears can. So why bother with the thing? Getting "in the ballpark" is easy; it's the fine tuning that takes time and effort and practice, and no device can teach you how or do it for you.
                              I find that simply proceeding according to standard head mounting and tensioning practices will "gets me into the ballpark" more quickly and accurately than using the Drumdial, because the Drumdial's readings can be misleading and send me in the wrong direction.
                              Fine tuning by ear will be the same painstaking, experimental process anyway, no matter what method gets you started.
                              Keep your money - or spend it on a few extra heads - and practice your tuning. The world does not need this product.

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