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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 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Functional (6)
  • Good quality (6)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

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

yes i would buy this product again!

By 

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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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

By 

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 

      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.

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        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.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Torgue drum key, not worth your time

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          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.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            A Drummer's Best Friend

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            from Fairview NC

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            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.

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              (2 of 2 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

              (3 of 3 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.

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