Drum Tuning

GruntersDad

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I was watching a video today from a, not to be mentioned drummer, and he had, I guessing 10 and 12 toms tuned relatively high, and a 14 or 16 floor that was ultra low. Anyone else tune this way? Asking for a friend..
 

C.M. Jones

Well-known member
I've never aimed for such contrast. I like tonal unity between my toms (12" and 16"). Both are tuned low or maybe medium-low, depending on whom you ask. The same goes for my bass drum.

You can tell your "friend" to remain at ease and tune his toms however he wishes. Nothing says toms require fixed intervals or even similar frequency ranges. They can be as compliant or as rebellious as you desire.
 
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