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Old 02-10-2013, 12:39 AM
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Default Beginner drummer needing help - tuning

Im a beginner drummer as the title reads, i have a Hohner LEX kit, now being a teenager and there being no jobs i don't have the money to buy the greatest kit going or the best heads or the best cymbals, but what i was wondering is the best way to tune my toms, the snare and the bass drum is in a tune which i like and it sounds great, but i cant get my toms to sound good, im struggling to get a good sound from them, I have seen many ways on how to tune them and when i do what they say, they still don't sound great. is it a case of spending along time trying to get a good sound from them as practice is good or take them to someone who knows what they are doing. another thing i ask is, what is your opinion on taking the bottom head of the toms?
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:49 AM
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Default Re: Beginner drummer needing help - tuning

Hi and welcome to the forum.

Please try to ALWAYS make thread titles clear enough so people would know what it's about. That's why I added "tuning" to the thread title. Else the thread could be about anything. You see?

Then there's a "search" function (typical feature of pretty any forum). Now if you use that function and look for "tuning" you'll find tons of existing threads. Look for them, read them (you know, people have already answered on this topic a million times, in a structured and knowledgeable way, why not use it?) and come back if you still have questions.

There's various methods to tune, it's also a matter of preference and what sound you like/want to achieve. As taste may differ there is no single 'proper' way how to tune but a few ways people usually agree on. Do a search and you'll find it. Plus the sonic result you're getting not only depends on the drums but also on the combination of heads. So if your question is on tuning exclusively I'm assuming you already found the heads you like most. If not - there's a plethora of heads to choose between (manufacturers, models).
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:04 AM
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Hi there

Check out my drum Course @ www.britchops.co.uk

It'll be right up your street.

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Old 02-10-2013, 01:56 AM
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Default Re: Beginner drummer needing help - tuning

You can play without bottom heads but it is much better to learn how to tune.
What kind of heads are currently on your toms?
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:40 AM
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Default Re: Beginner drummer needing help - tuning

There is lots of drum tuning advise on youtube..it helped me quite alot.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:34 AM
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Default Re: Beginner drummer needing help - tuning

first, get you rosanant head table-top hard, then tap a few sponges to the bottom.

next tune your batter heads as loose as you can, it's flappy, then put some good old fashion ducktape right in the center, and maybe a few sponges along the rim.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:30 PM
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Default Re: Beginner drummer needing help - tuning

Tyler...find someone locally that teaches drums or someone that's an experienced drummer and get them to help you tune them so you begin getting an idea what they should sound like.

Try to find someone locally that does not tape up their drums, some drummers can be great drummers yet have no clue how to tune or dampen their drums tastefully.

Check at your local music stores who they recommend to help you tune.
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