Tuning Techniques


Silver Member
Nice... I usually go lower on the reso head too, but not that much. I've tried tuning the other way with the reso higher than the batter and it just sounds really bad to me.

Peace, Defender

keep it simple

Platinum Member
It's another totally valid tuning method, & it's impact is well explained, but what I don't like, is the audio processing used to kill off the high overtones in the playing examples. You can hear this tailing off when his room / vocal mic switches in.


Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
To be certain, he has 4 or 5 videos on his Youtube channel with different tunings. I only posted 2. Look to the right of the vids for others.
I have used this style many times. I prefer a tighter head for better rebound and more note definition.

I also do even tuning on batter and reso; and also tune with higher reso and looser batter.

No right or wrong, just different styles for different sounds.