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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
 
4.7

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Back-up (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

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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5.0

I Needed Another One!

By 

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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5.0

great service as usual

By 

from Duluth MN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

    gets you to the even tension fast, just minor tweaking there after.

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Most useful drum key I have!

    By 

    from Bowling Green KY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

      I didn't think this key would make much difference but after changing 14 drum heads in one afternoon I'm sold. Nothing replaces good tuning practice but I found that this key allows me to tune as well or better in half the time. Every drummer who is going beyond the beginner stage should try this. I believe you will be amazed.

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Torgue drum key, not worth your time

      By 

      from trenton NJ

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • None

      Cons

      • During First Use
      • Plastic Handle Broke
      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

      • Aviod Cheaply Made

      Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

      avoid, cheaply made, not worth the time or money

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      5.0

      It gets alot of use

      By 

      from East coast

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

        I just used it to put a head on my Ludwig snare and the key got my snare in tune in no time. Snare sounds great now.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A Drummer's Best Friend

        By 

        from Fairview NC

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • In the studio

          Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

          A well-tuned set of drums is a necessity in the studio, and the Evans Torque Key makes it easy. It's very well-constructed, with marked click-stops on the torque control dial, allowing accurate and repeatable tuning for any drummer with an ear.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Best tool for the price that there is!

          By 

          from Indy IN

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy to use for anyone

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • All of the above

          Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

          Best tool for the price I've seen in 25 yrs of playing the drums!

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Great Idea

          By 

          from Wesley, FL

          Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

          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.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome key!

          By 

          from over the hills and far away

          Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

          VERY useful, I've read a lot of reviews that say it doesn't work or that it doesn't tune all the way, but I've never had to do any fine tuning after using this and my DW's sound great! The only hard part is finding the right tension that makes the drum sing but once you have the setting make sure you write it down to remember it'll save a ton of time! Highly recommended!
          very easy to use
          VERY solid construction
          A little pricy for what it does, but still worth it

          Comment on this review

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good to get started

          By 

          from Killington, VT

          Comments about Evans Torque Drum Key:

          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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