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  1. Author of "Drum Tuning"

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    Default Finding the fundamental note of a drum

    If you want to know something about this issue, go HERE

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    hey nils, man your sound sample of just the drums is awesome. is that the kit your using now and if so what kind of heads you using because that is pretty much the sound I'm wanting to achieve. thanks, and very nice setup and groove.

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    Thank you!

    I wrote everything about that recording in this thread:
    My BRX/BLX-Sound

    The head combos are explained HERE

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    thanks a lot man, I've been planning on a new kit for some time and ran into some financial difficulties but I am working on getting my own business up and going so hopefully it wont be long until I have a new set. I'm looking at the new bsx in red glass so it should basically be sounding like yours with the head combo. Thanks again. Travis.

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    have you ever used a drumdial? If so what do you think of this tool ? thanks

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    Drum dial rocks. Kev is my bestest friend. He helped my "lounge". Get the DD man. I have it. Its awesome.

  7. Masterworks Player

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    Heres a video on tuning that some people may find helpful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhf64...elated&search=

  8. Deus Beatus Vos

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    Thanks for posting but that was awful. It's like drum tuning for people that know how to tune already. Ya think he could go any faster.

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    Great video - I don't think he was aiming for an indepth exposition on tuning.... the way Weckl describes it suits the way I want to tune... as low as possible.
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    Here a topic I started, hopefully it will turn out to be interessting:

    Drum Tuning - Notes, Pitches, Intervals
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    Great post...
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  12. Drum Fluff

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    Really simple.

    To me a 10" tom sounds awesome playing a "D" note. To achieve this, tune both the batter head and reso 4 semitones down from D, making it a B. When tapped quietly, you will hear a B, when the tom is played at performance level, the overall pitch will be a D.

    Tune toms perfect 4ths apart, as in "Here comes the bride" the interval between here and bride is a 4th.

    I try and tune my snare reso to a "G", tight enough for responce, loose enough to stop chocking. I tune the batter to "C" this alows a good crack, stick responce, harmony with the rest of the kit. Again not choking.

    I tune the bass to as low as possible as to when I get a audible note, then maybe a little higher. Seeing as most people fill the kick with pillows, or because its hard to determine what fundimental note it is creating, stick with what you think is a nice "boom" then dampen to your own taste.

    On all drums, tune batter and reso the same pitch. Regardless of whatever, my two cents is its mathmatically better.

    2 ply heads and diecast hoops make tuning easier than playing the drums itself.

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