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Old 07-27-2009, 06:34 AM
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Default Re: Drumdial/Tama tension watch settings?

The thing I found with the dial...if you have a lug that's way out of whack, (assuming your bearing edge is true) that means the hoop is not parallel to the bearing edge. Means you have to loosen up and start over and be really careful to tighten that hoop down slowly and evenly always keeping in mind that for a good sounding drum, that hoop needs to be as parallel as possible to the bearing edge from every angle. I always go around the circumference turning 1/8th or smaller turns rather than cris cross because the drum is round and you have to take that into consideration. It's like putting a lid on a paint can, you go around the outside to seal it up. You gotta respect the roundness when tuning.
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