That method leaves the toms lower than I like. I generally use this method as my starting point and tune higher from there.
I’m the same way and have to fight the urge to fiddle with the damn drums instead of playing them. These days I just keep it simple. “Head on, tuned up, sounds good…Go!”The psychotic side of me says...to easy. The other NOT so psychotic side says tune the damn drum and go..stop pondering this shit for days. I can get just stupid twisted over this stuff with a straight jacket near by but Rob is the side that helps with my fanaticism.
Maybe Rob doesn’t know. Tuning tips like this have been passed around for decades. I used to visit Bob’s shop in CT all the time and he was always willing to give helpful tips and advice. In all the times I visited, he never said here’s a method I invented or took credit for anything. He’d just say “Try this”. Even Bob didn’t care about getting credited for ideas. He was just happy to share.I know you guys are probably tired of hearing this from me, and I love that Rob's sharing this with the drumming community, but I really, really wish he'd credit who originated this concept: the great Bob Gatzen.
When he says "there are going to be a lot of hardcore 'experts' saying that this is actually the wrong way to do it", I'm thinking "No they wouldn't, because the one and only hardcore expert is Bob Gatzen, you know, the guy you got this, and many of your other concepts from! "
The more I see these videos, the more I start losing respect for Rob Brown. Give Gatzen the credit he deserves.