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Forum: Drums 06-03-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,620
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Sonor's build quality- not what it used to be.

Hey man, even my cheapo $400 Force 1007 Sonor beginners kit is flawless, seriously, flawless! It's almost ridiculous. I'm shocked at how good the finish and build quality is for such a low end kit....
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,011
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Are Payware Plug-in's Worth the Money?

After using many freeware and demo plug-in's I'm thinking of just spending the money and buying some quality payware plug-in's to record my drums. Freeware plugs work fine but some of the payware...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 58,311
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Attention Tune-Bot Owners!

Oh, hey buddy, and a Flooratama to you! :)
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 58,311
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Attention Tune-Bot Owners!

Funny how many times I've heard 'dont waste your money on gimmicky devices and simply learn to tune by ear, like, like I had to do, dammit!'. Well, it's this very device that has taught me to tune...
Forum: Drums 04-20-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 807
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Sonor Smart Force

Hi. I bought an entry level, cheapo, older base model Sonor kit, a Basswood 4pc Force 1007 for under $400 new. I love it. The workmanship, hardware and finish is much better than should be expected...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 58,311
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Attention Tune-Bot Owners!

I'm glad to see you give it a try, you can always return it if you don't like it. Since you have a day or two it would benefit you to read through the posts in this thread. There's allot of good info...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 58,311
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Attention Tune-Bot Owners!

Thanks Big.

Though, with use, I've gotten much faster at tuning up my entire kit, there is, as with any other product your not familiar with, a learning curve. As usual, the more you use anything...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 58,311
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Attention Tune-Bot Owners!

Cool, it's been a couple weeks since I demo'd one at their shop, they seemed pretty stoked on it. Once they get them on the shelves it would be a good excuse for drummers to stop in and support their...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 58,311
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Attention Tune-Bot Owners!

Not surprised another major online vender has taken notice. The Tune-Bot is not perfect, it has some areas it can be improved on, but keep in mind as far as we know this is only the basic version 1.0...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 58,311
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Attention Tune-Bot Owners!

Hi Mike.

In my opinion this device is perfect for someone with no experience, little experience, poor tuning skills or great tuning skills that want to fine tune their drums.

I would love to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 58,311
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Attention Tune-Bot Owners!

Thanks Soupy. Confusing, but not so much anymore.
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 58,311
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Attention Tune-Bot Owners!

Thank you Davo. See ya over at ML! :)
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 58,311
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Attention Tune-Bot Owners!

I'm having trouble understanding something. If I want to tune my kit to thirds then i should be able to follow the chart supplied with the Tune-Bot but it's not making sense to me. I understand the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 58,311
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Attention Tune-Bot Owners!

Ya buddy, keep'in mine too :).

Yup, I just discovered the San Diego Drum Shop about a month ago, glad I did. Bought my first acoustic kit from them the same day ( I had a Hybrid Acoustic/Roland...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 58,311
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Attention Tune-Bot Owners!

It's definitely time consuming Dennis, and to be honest I really didn't like the Tune-Bot initially. I was getting inconsistant number values at the same spot. But, for me, the more I used it the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 58,311
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Attention Tune-Bot Owners!

I added the Snare numbers to the list. I know I have always tightened down my snare heads but I was surprised by how much I had to really crank down the head to get to a B note. Also, I don't care as...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 58,311
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Attention Tune-Bot Owners!

Ya, that's the one thing I have not tried with the TB yet, tuning the Bass.

If anything, the TB has allowed my ears to hear what a drum should sound like at a given Note, something I had no ear...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 58,311
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Attention Tune-Bot Owners!

Yup, definitely have the other head muted.
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 58,311
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Attention Tune-Bot Owners!

Two of the most obvious possible human inconsistency's that could prevent accurate and consistant reading are the striking of the drum head at each lug, which should be done at exactly the same...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 58,311
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Attention Tune-Bot Owners!

Hi Wayne.

I spent a few hours today using the Notes for Drum Sizes Guide referenced earlier and these are the values I came up with.

10" (10x8)-- Batter Lugs/ Reso lugs-- Drum...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 58,311
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Attention Tune-Bot Owners!

Glad to help Big.

I printed that chart and added the frequencies to it starting with C= C2/65.4Hz up to B= B3/246.9Hz.

Your right about tuning the bottom and top head to a certain Hz but the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 58,311
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Attention Tune-Bot Owners!

I'm newer to tuning my kit to Notes so the following webpage helped. Using that chart and the Note Frequency Chart supplied with the Tune-Bot I have been able to tune my kit to have each size drum ...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 58,311
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Attention Tune-Bot Owners!

Used the Tune-Bot for a few hours yesterday. The more I use it the better it seems to work. I'm getting much more consistant numbers now than when I first brought it home. Some key things have been...
Forum: Drums 03-10-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,676
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Sonor Force 2003

I've got a 1007 kit. Surprisingly great drums for being Sonor's lower end kits. Great sound, great hardware. Ya, I'd get them if I were you.
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 58,311
Posted By Mike Armstrong
Re: Attention Tune-Bot Owners!

One thing I noticed about this video is that the red light indicating a reading has been taken does not occur when rapidly striking the head. I would think you would want to strike the head evenly...
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