#1
yeah i got a drumset recently, but have the slightest idea what to do when im tuning it?
also, theres this annoying ringing overtone when i hit any of the drums.
help please?
#2
Find the drummers thread. You'll get help there, but here, you'll just get "lolol gutar is easey 2 toon"
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#5
Damper pads will help the ringing they're pretty cheap and stick right on the drum head.
#6
The main thing to remember is this.

The snare should sound nice and tight.

And if you have 2 floor toms, THE SECOND FLOOR TOM IS TUNED LOWER THEN THE BASS DRUM
#8
Set it on the ground so that the bottom head is muffled, then go around and hand tighten all the lugs, then tighten one lug by X amount of turns, then go across and do the same, always go across, then get a stick and tap on the head near the lug and listen to the pitch it should be identical all the way around the head. It takes a really long time to do it right, if you want to get serious about drums I would recommend a tuner. If you have more questions PM me.
#9
Ringing overtone? Try using gel dampeners.
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#10
from the little info i have collected about drums, you need to hit the drum near the lug nut on one side, then hit the one opposite, if it sounds different, tune it until they sound the same. then go around all of them and repeat, then u can change the sound to one you like. its a long process but worth it and u wont have to do it often.
#11
There's no really correct way to tune them. It all depends on your taste. But the toms go from high to low from left to right if you have a normal setup. So

High tom (smallest tom): Highest sounding tom

Low tom (the middle size tom): Lower

Floor Tom (The one on the floor): Lowest tom

But that's pretty much for a 5 peice
#12
Just for a reference, never tighten a drum in a circle(it will warp the head.) Always start at one nut, go across, move to the right, go across...ext.
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#13
put the batter head on first tighten the rods in a star form until you head a tone from the drum. then go a little tighter. put on bottom head make it a little tighter than the top head. and it should sound ok
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Set it on the ground so that the bottom head is muffled, then go around and hand tighten all the lugs, then tighten one lug by X amount of turns, then go across and do the same, always go across, then get a stick and tap on the head near the lug and listen to the pitch it should be identical all the way around the head. It takes a really long time to do it right, if you want to get serious about drums I would recommend a tuner. If you have more questions PM me.


ok thanks
and also, where can i obtain a drum tuner for a reasonable price?
#16
What you want to do is go out and buy a real nice drum tuning. Odds are you're going to want to tune your Hi-Tom, Mid-Tom, and Low Tom. If you have other toms, you should tune those as well. You're not wanting to tune to a certain note, per se, but your going for a better over all sound.

Take the tuner, start at a lug of your choice, and tighten it one full turns. Do they exact same on every other lug, and then go back and tap each part of the head near the rim and close to the lugs. Tune up every lug to the one you started with. Play the drum a couple of times, and if you like the sound, keep it. If you don't like it, ask your self two questions. Is it too high? or is it too low? Adjust accordingly. Repeat for all your toms if you wish.
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#17
The toms should be tuned until there are no ripples in the head. This allows for more precise tuning, and more coordination with all the toms. As has been said, twist the lugs in a star pattern, to prevent extra tension. Tap the part of the head closest to the lug to check tuning, and attempt to tune them all the same.
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Damper pads will help the ringing they're pretty cheap and stick right on the drum head.


Yes, but they cost money.

What you need is Gaffa tape, and some tissue.

Fold the tissue untill it is about 3 cm by 3cm (1 and a half inches).

Push the tissue right up next to the rim of the drum, then put tape across the rim of the drum and the tissue. So it's stuck to the drum head (skin on the side that you hit).

Then just tape down the other side of it.

It should help, but it won't completely fix it.
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