Thread: Bill Stewart
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:25 PM
RobertM RobertM is offline
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Originally Posted by oops View Post
Does anyone have any tuning tips on getting a sound similar to this tom sound?

His 12" is tuned to about an F#, should I be tuning the batter head or the reso head to that pitch, and how should I tune the other head to get that tone?
Regarding jazz tuning, I had jazz guru Steve Maxwell tell me to always aim for tuning the batter side a half turn or so higher than the resonant head. I've seen a lot of folks recommend tuning both heads the same or the bottom head higher than the top, but Steve argued that having the bottom head a bit lower allows the tom to breathe more and push the sound out to the audience.
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