Tuning with the Evans Torque Drum Key is painless, thanks to its useful handle dial design. With it, you can pre-set the Torque Drum Key to release at a specified tension - that way, you will ensure even tuning and each and every lug. O...
This key has made getting a consistent sound when tuning my heads so much easier
It's by ear and feel (I remember a story about Buddy Rich getting annoyed at a guy for adjusting the wrinkle out of the outer head of his kit because he thought that the wrinkle looked bad, and Buddy said " that WAS the best bass drum sound I've had in a long
At least, this is how I used this key and it seems to work for me as my drums sound pretty good
Not to mention that it was not rare to have one tom with a nice, full sound, and the one next to it sounding a bit like a plastic trash can
My son was able to easily re-torque all of the heads on his kit, and get a better sound from the kit overall.
I love this thing, it makes tuning/replacing drum heads 100% less stressful
I used Remo BA coated heads on top and BE clear heads on bottom (planning to switch bottom heads to BA coated as well).For the price, I definitely think this is worth the money, assuming it continues to work for me long term, which I expect it will.
I recently bought my son a nice new PDP drum kit and I wanted to make sure he had a good head tuner
As we all know, the head-to-bearing edge tension really dictates the tone of the drum NOT the lug tension
The best thing about this tool is that you set the number you want, and can tune both heads to this number, then fine tune afterwards if you would like to.