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RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key  

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  • Fast, accurate
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      Tunes any drum in a few seconds.

      The RhythmTech Protorq Drum Key puts any drum in tune with itself in a only a few seconds. Just set the desired tension on a numeric thumb wheel then adjust the drum's tension. Like a torque wrench, the Protorq drum key releases when the set tension is reached. Fast and accurate.

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      RhythmTechPro Torq Drum Key
       
      3.2

      (based on 24 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (5)

      67%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (4)
      • Functional (4)
      • Improves sound (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts (3)
        • Practicing (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Tech Pro + Drum Dial

        For a new tuner like myself, buying the Drum Dial had me biting off more than I could chew. To focus on every single lug that is just a hair off drove me...Read complete review

        For a new tuner like myself, buying the Drum Dial had me biting off more than I could chew. To focus on every single lug that is just a hair off drove me nuts. But once I bought this drum key, it was a breeze to get a great sound. I do have my toms tuned fairly high so I can understand others complaints about the tuning range.Once you figure out how the Drum key correlates with your drum dial, you can tune very quickly. When I found out which spot on the Drum Key tuning Dial correlated to about 79 on the Drum Dial I just pretty much use that setting for all batter heads. I just did all my toms in about 20 minutes. The Drum dial settings are 79 batter, 80 reso and they sound great!Sounds somewhat confusing but give it 30 minutes practicing on one tom and you will have it down pat.

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        Junk

        This key is flawed in its design. The torque on a tension lug does not accurately depict the tension of the head at that particular lug. Just because the lugs are torqued to the...Read complete review

        This key is flawed in its design. The torque on a tension lug does not accurately depict the tension of the head at that particular lug. Just because the lugs are torqued to the same spec does not mean the head is at the same tension at each lug. If you must use a drum tuning aid, a drum dial will at least get you close, but even the drum dial requires tuning by ear after. Bottom line is this key DOES NOT tune your drums, and it is only by a stroke of luck if it gets you close.

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        5.0

        Drum Key with Pull

        By WhiteRaven

        from Meadow Lakes, Alaska

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • On Any Keyed Drum

          Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

          This is for my little boy's (6yrs old) Pulse Drum set. It will aid him in learning how to tune his drums right...we start tomorrow...if it isn't up to snuff, I will be back to give further details. Both my son and I believe this drum key is a great aid.

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          4.0

          Not perfect, but still worthwhile!

          By Cami 001

          from Miramar, FL

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • Lacks A Little Precision

          Best Uses

          • Avoiding Overtightening
          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing
          • Quick Imperfect Tuning

          Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

          By imperfect, I mean that right away you may not like the sound of the particular drum you're tuning. HOWEVER, since all the lugs will be close to equally tightened, you can simply loosen/tighten each one the same amount and reach your wanted pitch rather quickly.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Junk

          By John The Fisherman

          from Central Coast, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

                This key is flawed in its design. The torque on a tension lug does not accurately depict the tension of the head at that particular lug. Just because the lugs are torqued to the same spec does not mean the head is at the same tension at each lug. If you must use a drum tuning aid, a drum dial will at least get you close, but even the drum dial requires tuning by ear after. Bottom line is this key DOES NOT tune your drums, and it is only by a stroke of luck if it gets you close.

                Comment on this review

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                waist of money

                By D.J.

                from Chehalis,Wa.

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • None

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use
                • Not Functional
                • Poor Quality

                Best Uses

                • Garbage Filler

                Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

                don't waist your money

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                5.0

                Should have bought it sooner !

                By Rick

                from South Carolina

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

                  This drum key really simplified tuning.

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                  4.0

                  Wonderful tool

                  By Jeff

                  from Connecticut

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

                  This is a wonderful tool for drummers looking for an easy, quick way to get consistent tuning on their kits. It's extremely easy to use, and makes tuning a snap. You can do some additional tweaking to get exactly the sound you want, but as a baseline this tool really gets you sounding tuned and balanced quickly and effectively.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Tech Pro + Drum Dial

                  By justin323032

                  from Las Vegas

                  Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

                  For a new tuner like myself, buying the Drum Dial had me biting off more than I could chew. To focus on every single lug that is just a hair off drove me nuts. But once I bought this drum key, it was a breeze to get a great sound. I do have my toms tuned fairly high so I can understand others complaints about the tuning range.Once you figure out how the Drum key correlates with your drum dial, you can tune very quickly. When I found out which spot on the Drum Key tuning Dial correlated to about 79 on the Drum Dial I just pretty much use that setting for all batter heads. I just did all my toms in about 20 minutes. The Drum dial settings are 79 batter, 80 reso and they sound great!Sounds somewhat confusing but give it 30 minutes practicing on one tom and you will have it down pat.

                  Comment on this review

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  It just doesn't work

                  By Grxanm

                  from Middletown NJ

                  Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

                  I am abig fan of torque keys for drums and use them all the time but this gadget just doesn't work on anything other than high tensions for snare drums. The design is such that wheel that sets the tension cannot be set low enough for toms and bass drums. It's also not easy to use and working out what number it's set on is difficult. The Evans torque key is far superior in every way - quality, design, function, ease of use.It is possible to modify this key so that it will work, but that involves surgery to give the wheel more room to move. It's easier to just buy the Evans key and enjoy it. Far superior in every way!

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                  2.0

                  wished it worked better...

                  By dotcomsean

                  from Nashville, TN

                  Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

                  I really like the idea of this key, but found that it does not work as well as I thought it would. The lowest setting (or notch) on the dial is too tight for tuning larger toms, and only goes tighter. No matter how hard I tried, I could not use this key to even get the floor tom in the ball park - it was always too tight. Used on a 16x16 Floor Tom w/ Emperor Coated (top) Ambassador Coated (bottom)

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                  5.0

                  Worth every penny.

                  By StealthDrummer

                  from Louisiana

                  Comments about RhythmTech Pro Torq Drum Key:

                  I find that it does take a little bit of practice using this tool, but it is a tool none the less. It does the job ,it just doesn't have be a very useful and precise tool, it just takes a little finesse.

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