Have You Seen This Tom Tuning Vid?

ricky

Senior Member
All that said, after using this method on my 6" toms, I'm no longer convinced that it even works. I can't even see the wrinkles in the beginning stages of the procedure. ;):)
I do think it's easier to see wrinkles on some heads more than others. I found that shining a light on an angle at the head helps you to see them pretty clearly.

Having said that, I used the method, and I think the rack tom turned out fine, but I didn't like the floor tom...though I suppose it was fine.

Went back to my tunebot. :p
 

BigDrew

Junior Member
That was never said, nor even implied. I believe you may have skipped over 22 posts and/or taken things out of context. No big deal; it happens occasionally all the time here.

The air was cleared and I was politely corrected. Bob wasn't the first on Youtube (since youtube didn't exist when he first went public with it) and this particular method apparently been has used for roughly 15 billion years, possibly even longer.

All that said, after using this method on my 6" toms, I'm no longer convinced that it even works. I can't even see the wrinkles in the beginning stages of the procedure. ;):)
Come on man…seriously? You implied that this was “Bob’s method”. Why else would you get bent that Rob didn’t give him credit?
And anyone who saw this, viewed it on YouTube. As far as the 6” tom goes….that’s really what you are using as your example? You have to know that a tom that small can’t be tuned just beyond wrinkle. It probably doesn’t even have a reso head.
 

J-W

Well-known member
Come on man…seriously? You implied that this was “Bob’s method”.
That I certainly did. Erroneously, and admittedly. However, you said that Bob didn't invent tuning drums.

I'll quote it yet again:
Gatzen has great videos and techniques. BUT he did not invent tuning drums.
I agree with both statements and never said anything to the contrary.

As far as the 6” tom goes….
The wink following my "observation" indicates I was being facetious. Rob's method involves putting your palm in the center and pressing down. My hand covers the entire tom so the wrinkles wouldn't be visible. I don't use that method on small toms regardless. Anyway, it was a joke. Admittedly a poor one at that.
 

yammyfan

Senior Member
I may watch some videos on this. I use a Drum Dial on my snare sometimes, but I don't use it too often. Thanks for the suggestion! :)
It's a game-changer, brother. Perfectly tuned drums in minutes - no wonky overtones to mess with and intervals between toms that make your kit sound like Simon Phillips tuned it himself.

Better still, when you find tones you like you simply write them down and return to them at will. Head changes are a breeze and you can experiment freely without worrying about screwing up your kit and never getting it sounding the same again.

These guys used a Tune-Bot while testing 5 different kits. The consistency between them is striking. You may prefer to tune your drums differently but the point is that once you find something you like, you can repeat it endlessly and effortlessly. That's a huge plus in my books.

 

PorkPieGuy

Platinum Member
It's a game-changer, brother. Perfectly tuned drums in minutes - no wonky overtones to mess with and intervals between toms that make your kit sound like Simon Phillips tuned it himself.

Better still, when you find tones you like you simply write them down and return to them at will. Head changes are a breeze and you can experiment freely without worrying about screwing up your kit and never getting it sounding the same again.

These guys used a Tune-Bot while testing 5 different kits. The consistency between them is striking. You may prefer to tune your drums differently but the point is that once you find something you like, you can repeat it endlessly and effortlessly. That's a huge plus in my books.


I love that video. It verified my choice in picking Classic Maples out of their entire inventory, including the more expensive Legacy kits.

I ordered a tune bot last night! I should have a chance to work with it before my next gig! I’ll let you know how it goes.
 

yammyfan

Senior Member
I love that video. It verified my choice in picking Classic Maples out of their entire inventory, including the more expensive Legacy kits.

I ordered a tune bot last night! I should have a chance to work with it before my next gig! I’ll let you know how it goes.
The Classic Maples were my favourite too. I can only imagine how happy they must make you.

Like anything, there is a learning curve to using the Tune-Bot but once you master it, you'll likely love it. Your tuning skills won't atrophy either; if anything they will get better.

When science meets art, the results can be amazing.
 

J-W

Well-known member
Wait, do you think that Bob Gatzen invented tuning drums?

holy cow dude

Either your reading comprehension or your trolling abilities are weak. Either way, I'm done playing.
Good day.
 

NouveauCliche

Senior Member

It's funny, I've dicked around with tuning so much...this guy makes me feel like a fool!

Haven't used the tom tuning because I like a higher pitch with some resonance - but his bass drum method completely changed my whole life. So easy and consistent.
 
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