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Tuning frequency for 10, 12, & 14" Session Custom??

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  • Tuning frequency for 10, 12, & 14" Session Custom??

    I'm rather new to owning my 1st drum set and I'm not really sure what the best tuning should be.
    I have 2004 maple Session Customs with new Remo Pinstripe Clear batters & Remo Weatherking Ambassador res heads.
    Tried following YouTube videos on drum tuning, & I also have the iDrumTune Pro app.
    I end up with my 10" @ 104Hz, 12' @ 98Hz, and the 14" comes in @ 78Hz.
    The DrumTune app suggests 130-146Hz for the 10", 110-123Hz for the 12", and 98Hz for the 14".
    Am I really that far off & need to tune these things that much higher??
    It would be sweet to tune them at a correct interval apart from each other so they're musical with each other.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated!
    Heineken Pete
    Last edited by HeinekenPete; 03-20-2021, 03:29 PM.

  • #2
    The tuning of drums is quite vast. As you know there
    are tons of talks, videos and books about the subject.
    Do your research and take it from there. My thought
    was if the drums sound good then they are in tune.
    Have fun with your tuning and keep in mind that
    drum tuning is not written in stone. All the best.
    Eric G : Pearl,pAiSTe,Remo,Vic Firth,SKB,Roc n Soc,Roland V-Drums. Masters MCX Chestnut fade.
    22"x18",10"x8",12"x9",16"x16". Ian Paice Snare.sigpic Why not ...


    • #3
      Thanks for the quick reply, Eric.
      Again, it's my 1st acoustic set & I'm learning as I go. I keep fiddling around with trying to tune them & go from too loose to too tight,
      then back everything off & start over. It's the journey of discovery & I'm enjoying the learning process.
      My drum teacher says that after owning his Tama kit for 25 years now he knows "what they like to sound like" & can quickly dial them in.
      Ok, back to the woodshed!