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Overview

  • Lug pitch measurement
  • Overall pitch measurement
  • Frequency and note modes
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      Tune-bot

      A revolutionary new mechanism to help drummers find the optimal tone for their kits.

      A first for percussionists, the Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner from Overtone Labs is a quick and accurate method to tune your drums. With a simple clip to the hoop and strike of the drum, the tuner will filter out overtones and give you a measurement of the pitch of the individual lugs in Hz or notes. This new invention is about to change the way you tune your drums, and more importantly, change the way your drums sound.

      Features

      • Lug pitch measurement
      • Overall pitch measurement
      • Frequency and note modes
      • Overtone filters
      • Difference mode
      • 80+ Save Slots
      • Easy to read display with backlight
      • Drum hoop clip

      Tuning your drums is no longer an all-day event. Order today!

       
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      Tune-botElectronic Drum Tuner
       
      4.2

      (based on 36 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (22)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (4)

      83%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Functional (22)
      • Improves sound (20)
      • Easy to use (18)
      • Good quality (16)

      Cons

      • Difficult to use (6)

      Best Uses

      • Concerts (7)
      • Practicing (7)
      • Back-up (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (19), Professional musician (8), Novice (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Product

      This product works very if you have average intelligence and can READ instructions. For years I have tuned by ear and still do in most cases, however the Tunebot works very well at dialing...Read complete review

      This product works very if you have average intelligence and can READ instructions. For years I have tuned by ear and still do in most cases, however the Tunebot works very well at dialing in a close tuning if you tune to a specific pitch. I play DW Collectors drums and each shell is stamped with a resonance pitch. I tune very close to what DW recommends and usually by 3rds depending on the key of the majority of songs I'm playing to. For the folks who have problems with using this device I would suggest (1) reading the instructions and follow each step exactly. (2) buying new drumheads (3) buying a drumkit that actually produces a percussive sound and tone or (4) start playing guitar. The Tunebot is not meant to replace your ears, but will put you in the ballpark relatively quickly and EASILY if you follow instructions. I will agree that it does produce some erroneous readings from time to time, but commonsense adjustments with the unit should remedy most of these. Using this, I've been able to completely retune a 5 piece kit in under an hr. It works far better than a drum dial or torque key. One of the most useful drum tuning products to come along ever. It will not replace your ears, but it will get you closer to where you want to be much quicker than any other method out there.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Tune-Bot Not!

      I bought this product out of curiosity more than anything. And I got sucked in because I like new tech. I was interested to see what musical notes some of my drums represented...Read complete review

      I bought this product out of curiosity more than anything. And I got sucked in because I like new tech. I was interested to see what musical notes some of my drums represented (to see if those shell frequencies stamped inside my drums actually meant something meaningful... They don't BTW). Now I feel ashamed that I was taken for a ride. It was a mistake. Ah, but there are no mistakes in life, just lessons...

      As a practical and easy tuning device, this product is a waste of money. It has a hard time zeroing in on frequencies. It is easily affected by overtones, even with the filter. It doesn't work well on bass drums or snare-side heads especially, and you will not be able to use it in any type of noisy environment, like backstage, or if you have to change a head between sets. The Tune-Bot takes something very simple and makes it very, very complicated. It applies too much science, where science is just not necessary. We are tuning drums here, not flying the Space Shuttle.

      Drums are not perfect pitch instruments, they are made of wood (a non-perfect, natural material), with polyester film stretched over them. So what if one lug is 5 Hz lower than another? If the drum sounds good, why over manage it? It will just make you nuts.

      I've been playing drums for over 35 years. I'll share some simple, friendly advice to those of you less experienced: Learn to tune by ear and feel, and trust your ears. It's not as complicated as all the voodoo you see on the internet, or as all the folks with miracle tuning devices (like this one) make it out to be. The only tool you need is a drum key. Tuning is not that hard. And with just a little practice you can get really good at it, and get great drum sounds. No mathematical formulas, pitch measurements, filters, ratios, charts, etc. You shouldn't need a calculator to tune your drums!

      Honestly, save your money and buy something you really need, or something to add to your kit to make more music. There is a lot of cool drum and percussion gear worth your hard-earned money. The Tune-Bot is not.

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      5.0

      It's the time for excellence!

      By aaltin71

      from Istanbul Turkey

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

          I've waited for a long time such a tuner like Tune-bot. The sound quality is so important for me so that I bought the Tune-bot and I'm happy with Tune-bot easy use by highly functionality and very good quality which improves my Tama Starclassic Maple Drum Kit by 10 pieces. I would like to thank you the Overtonelabs for this product. You can buy Tune-bot ıf you're meticulous for the your sound. Best wishes.

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Nice, but not necessary..

          By OCDDrumFeel

          from Lumberton, NC

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Great Feel From Drums
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • Crutch For Tuning
          • Difficult To Use

          Best Uses

          • Feel
          • Precise Sound

          Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

          Basically, this does exactly what it says it does. You can, indeed, tune your drums and get very good tuning and sounds with it. Primarily, I got this because I was curious.

          Here's the main positive from me: I can tune my kick drum with it so that not only is there short sustain, but it has a great rebound! That is truly the best thing that I will get out of this, and why I will continue using it.

          Now, what are the cons? well, it costs a pretty penny for one. Not really worth it unless you tune your drums with great scrutiny, like I do. Second, whenever I tune a bottom head on a snare, I have to basically "reset" the bottom head to get a pure tone. It IS possible to tune kick and bottom-side snares with this, but you have to know how. And frankly, most people will not have the patience to go through the processes.

          It gets 3/5 stars because it works, I like it, but not everyone will. Plus, it doesn't train you to listen and tune by ear. Would I recommend to a friend? Yes, but only if they are just as OCD about their drum-tuning as myself. Otherwise, you're better off using your ears and two drum keys.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          There are cheaper alternatives

          By Videditor

          from Ohio

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

            Cons

            • Extra Gear To Carry
            • Over-priced

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

              Basically it's an over-priced unit compared to the number of Smartphone Apps that are out there doing the same thing. Why carry this around, I already have my phone on me, with several tuning apps to choose from. This product is just out of date. Lost in the fast paced technology driven world.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Does not live up to its claims

              By D4G

              from U.S.

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Check Drum Note

              Cons

              • Doesnt Do What Mfg Claims
              • Very Innacurate

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

                Simply stated this device, in my opinion, does not do what the mfg claims. I could not get a consistent or accurate reading at the lugs, even with the filter on and in differential mode. I worked on this for well over 2 hours on a 10" tom. The mfg suggests getting within a range of .5 in differential mode for tuning yet, no matter how consistently I struck at 1 inch from the lug as recommended, I would get lug readings that varied, at times, over 20 full points. This is on the same lug and not between lugs, fairly new heads, on a fairly new Tama set with perfect edges.

                I am really confused by all the high reviews wondering if employees of the manufacturer populated these as I could not get it to work even with instructions and online videos.

                I returned the device and am back to using my trusty analog "Drum-Dial". I was hoping the Tune-Bot would shorten the time to fine tune my drums but, for me anyway, it failed at all levels.

                Other comment, the online video demo was done with a pre tuned drum, which made it a convincing video. Also, the person demonstrating mentioned having your drum pretty much tuned before using the device, using the device to "fine tune", which to me seems to defeat the purpose of plunking down that much cash for a device to tune your drums.

                I'd love to hear from the manufacturer comments or suggestions.

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                (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Product!

                By Bigdaddy

                from Iowa

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

                    This thing makes tuning so much faster! You have to buy this!

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Best tuner I've used. Could be better.

                    By DrumsPR

                    from Mayaguez, PR

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

                        This is an excellent drum tuner. My drums sound better than ever. It is fast and fairly easy to tune your drums with great precision. This drum tuner isn't perfect. So far I have three issues with this tuner. (1)It is supposed to store the frequency you set for each drum but for some reason if you let the tuner power of automatically it will erase any saved drum settings that you had. (2)I can not manual set the frequency that I want to tune my drum to. I have to slowly tune the drum until I get to the frequency I want and then set it in the tuners memory. This is a great feature but I wish I could also manually set the frequency for times when I want to tune my drums to specific notes. (3)Sometimes it has problems with overtones which gives you a reading that is very different from what it should be. I found that placing the tuner next to the log that isn't reading properly normally fixes this problem.

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                        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best Drum Tuner on the Market

                        By CamLee

                        from West Virginia

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • There Is None

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

                          This thing keeps my drums sounding great. I own a Studio in Wv. and also have been a drummer since the age of three. Drums for me is one of the hardest things to record, and worse when they sound like hitting trash cans. The Tune-Bot is very quick and easy to use. Gets my drums sounding good everytime I use it. All around great product.

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                          (21 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Tune-Bot Not!

                          By Drum Monk E

                          from Hartford, Connecticut

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Cannot Think Of Any

                          Cons

                          • Overkill For Tuning Drums

                          Best Uses

                          • Door Stop

                          Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

                          I bought this product out of curiosity more than anything. And I got sucked in because I like new tech. I was interested to see what musical notes some of my drums represented (to see if those shell frequencies stamped inside my drums actually meant something meaningful... They don't BTW). Now I feel ashamed that I was taken for a ride. It was a mistake. Ah, but there are no mistakes in life, just lessons...

                          As a practical and easy tuning device, this product is a waste of money. It has a hard time zeroing in on frequencies. It is easily affected by overtones, even with the filter. It doesn't work well on bass drums or snare-side heads especially, and you will not be able to use it in any type of noisy environment, like backstage, or if you have to change a head between sets. The Tune-Bot takes something very simple and makes it very, very complicated. It applies too much science, where science is just not necessary. We are tuning drums here, not flying the Space Shuttle.

                          Drums are not perfect pitch instruments, they are made of wood (a non-perfect, natural material), with polyester film stretched over them. So what if one lug is 5 Hz lower than another? If the drum sounds good, why over manage it? It will just make you nuts.

                          I've been playing drums for over 35 years. I'll share some simple, friendly advice to those of you less experienced: Learn to tune by ear and feel, and trust your ears. It's not as complicated as all the voodoo you see on the internet, or as all the folks with miracle tuning devices (like this one) make it out to be. The only tool you need is a drum key. Tuning is not that hard. And with just a little practice you can get really good at it, and get great drum sounds. No mathematical formulas, pitch measurements, filters, ratios, charts, etc. You shouldn't need a calculator to tune your drums!

                          Honestly, save your money and buy something you really need, or something to add to your kit to make more music. There is a lot of cool drum and percussion gear worth your hard-earned money. The Tune-Bot is not.

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                          (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Tool

                          By TheWays

                          from SW Washington

                          About Me Experienced

                          Ask me a question

                          Pros

                          • Functional
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

                              I have had this tuner for several months and tuned 3 different drum kits with it. I can tune each drum on my rock kit(bass and 5 toms) in about 30 minutes then about 10 minutes of fine tuning after I get the kit back together. It sounds great.

                              Two key things for me:
                              1. The big issue this solves for me is to get each drum very close to in-tune AND properly spaced in relation to each other. I used to get each drum to sound great by itself and then put the set together and the sonic spacing between drums would be uneven. Not a big deal on my jazz kit with only two toms ... but a big deal on my rock set with 5 toms.
                              2. Be realistic about the tuning you're trying to accomplish ... I can't get a super low fundamental tone at the low reso setting ... just too big a spread between top and bottom heads ... the low tuned head won't hold the pitch. I have had much better success with the high or mid reso spread ... in tune the resonance sounds so good I have rarely had to use other muffling.

                              My best advice is go directly to their web site as soon as you get this and read both the 7 page manual and the 10 page tuning tips. Once you understand the concept of fundamental pitch and spacing the top and bottom heads to control resonance, use the tuning calculator to dial in the tuning you're after.

                              This is a great tool ... understand how to use it to accomplish what you're after and it's worth every penny.

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                              (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Just makes tuning very simple and easy.

                              By Leo

                              from Atlanta, Georgia

                              About Me Novice

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Drum Tuning
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Tune

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Practicing

                                Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

                                Simply the easist method I have even seen and used for tuning drums. Usually do it be ear but this product has shown me how much better the drums can sound when tuned properly.

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