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Old 06-14-2010, 08:55 PM
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Default Uh oh. I need tuning help NOW!

There is this band Im gonna play a show for in about 2 weeks because there drummer pretty much screwed them over. I would explain how but I dont feel like typing it all BUT If they dont play this show they have to pay the venue a few hundred dollars because of the contract (but If we play they have to pay it still but at least it wont be for no reason.

Im pretty much the only drummer they can find that can actually play the drums, be on time, is able to to learn the songs within the short time blah blah ect. ect......

But I remember that I DONT EVEN KNOW IF I TUNE GOOD! Cuz im self taught.
I know how to put on the heads and stuff thanx to youtube but I dont really know what to tune them too or anything. So here my setup

Its a Pearl Forum with:

22" x 18" bass
12" x 9" Tom
16" x 16" floor tom
5-1/2" x 14" wood snare

TOMS: I have Evan onyx heads as batters on the toms with Remo Weatherking CLEAR Ambassadors on bottom

SNARE: Remo Weatherking Coated controlled sound Ambassador as the batter and a Weatherking ambassador on the bottom

BASS: I have to replace the batter. What do you suggest? And a Evans Emad is the reso head

Oh ya I almost forgot...Some sound guy dude that came to my house tuned it for me about a month ago. Could the tuning still be acceptable? Cuz i practice atleast 4 hours a day.
And the music I play is ussually Funk, Rock and Fusion
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:33 AM
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Default Re: Uh oh. I need tuning help NOW!

The SEARCH function is your friend....please use it.

In the meantime, these will get you started:

http://home.earthlink.net/~prof.sound/:General Overview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxm3QunDjUs: Snare


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga8Q12mKYxI:Bass drum

The rest comes down to practice. You've got 2 weeks mate....time to get busy.

Good luck.
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