no the other lugs do not come into play when you are turning equally from a center point. You are shifting the tension focus from the outer ring to the center. Once the wrinkles go away all lugs are equal, simple physics. Explanation of why starts at 9:00. The drum is tuned to the lowest possible tune in correlation to the shell. Hitting the sweet spot. Go up or down from there.I haven't tried this method yet. Lots of positive comments on youtube but I wonder about this approach - here's the quick summary:
- finger tight
- press palm into head to see wrinkles
- tighten one rod until the wrinkles disappear (he does about 2 full turns which seems like a lot - I normally tune in 90° or 180° steps)
- continue with other rod in any order, not necessarily "star-shaped" order
Doesn't this method stretch the heads too much in one direction? Are wrinkles really the thing to look out for when the neighboring rods also have a huge influence on the tension? I don't see how this leads to even tunings across all rods, especially when you use a rigid die cast hoop.