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Yep. When it's all said and done, I'm not sure it's really that much of a time saver. But if you care about the better result and are willing to invest the time (and sometimes frustration) in getting that little extra awesomeness out of your drums, then it's worth it.
Yeah , I was surprised how close I already was .
But it’s the ability to tune in intervals that has me excited ……
 

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I almost threw mine in the trash last night I got so frustrated.
The videos on YouTube weren’t much help
I found that when you get close to the target frequency, that "filter" button makes life so much easier. I'm not sure what is causing you issues, but if I forget to use the filter, it seems like a struggle.
 

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Yeah , I was surprised how close I already was .
But it’s the ability to tune in intervals that has me excited ……
Are you talking about the interval between the batter head and the reso head, or the interval in fundamental pitch between toms?
 

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I found that when you get close to the target frequency, that "filter" button makes life so much easier. I'm not sure what is causing you issues, but if I forget to use the filter, it seems like a struggle.
Exactly. Once I get all the lugs really close to 1hz apart without the filter, then I turn it on and fine tune from there.
 

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I was surprised that once you get the #s to match you can go even further and find out if you are flat or sharp …..

Holy Cow ….

@JDA you gotta try one !!!
 

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Overheard at JDAs next gig ….

“ hey you think Joes drums were just a bit flat tonite ?”

“ Yeah , I heard it too , wish that old curmudgeon would break down and get a tuner already ; it is the 21st Century!”
 

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“ I swear next time Joe says “ that’s not how Papa Jo did it “ I’m gonna choke him “
 

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Overheard at JDAs next gig ….

“ hey you think Joes drums were just a bit flat tonite ?”

“ Yeah , I heard it too , wish that old curmudgeon would break down and get a tuner already ; it is the 21st Century!”
And what was that he said about getting off his lawn? ;)
 
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“ hey you think Joes drums were just a bit flat tonite ?”
Gretsch drums take 35 years and sometimes never go flat. Other non-die cast hoop drums maybe/yes.
No one's ever said that nor do I recall experiencing a Gretsch Cast hoop drum go flat. Notice a little softening after 17 years is about it if that

They just don't loosen up.
Heads might stretch but Rods never reverse. They reverse at the speed of tectonic plates.
 

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More times than not I thought Buddys drums didn’t sound so good ….
 

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evidently so does pop drummers.
and those that aspire to be a pop drummer. It's big with them.
Huge. They even have devices.
Notes; secondary. Well 3 or 4 is ok.
 

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evidently so does pop drummers.
and those that aspire to be a pop drummers. It's big with them.
That makes sense , I would consider myself a POP drummer more than anything .
 
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finally getting somewhere ; )
we put 2 + 2 - this topic & the style together
Not that Jo Jones or a jazz drummer neglects tensioning
 

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finally getting somewhere ; )
we put 2 + 2 - this topic & the style together
Not that Jo Jones or a jazz drummer neglects tensioning
I always figured jazz guys turned the rods until they squeaked then done ……

Tension /Tuning means the same thing to me being a drummer and all .
 
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..pretty much : )

it's the drums dimension that's going to give the tone almost irregardless
but some can really muck up a drum


"You can adjust the tension but you can't adjust the dimension."

I just copyrighted that.
 
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