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Old 01-08-2018, 03:33 PM
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Well, we'd all better go out and buy a tune- bot because
Dennis Chamber endorses them!

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Old 01-08-2018, 03:54 PM
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PortaJohnny... you are the kind of person that ruins forums.

I realize you must be an amazing drummer who tunes like Buddy Rich and makes Dennis Chambers look like an amateur... I mean the guys is only worth about $20,000.000.00.

If you don't have anything nice to say then go play the drums and let us poor beginners have a discussion about a piece of equipment that might help us reach your supreme percussive brilliance some day.

Thanks!

Let's see if the ignore list works!
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:31 PM
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That will only come in the practice room. A Tune-bot is not gonna make you a better drummer. I did some research and it will cost you around $80 and you still have to use a drum key!
I'm just saying, don't fall for all the new and latest gizmo to waste your hard earned money on. These guys are getting payed good money to entice you to buy something you don't really need.
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:44 PM
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It wouldn't take much to reach my supreme percussive brilliance.
These guys get payed a lot of dough to entice you to spend your hard earned money on something you don't really need. I did some research and it will cost you about $80 and you still have to use a drum key! That's 7 or 8 pair of sticks or some new heads that would serve you better than some drum tuning gizmo.

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Old 01-08-2018, 06:09 PM
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Don't like the idea of a Tune-bot? Don't buy one.

I tuned drums for many years without the use of one and did well. One day, I had extra money to burn, had seen a few videos of its use, and decided "what the heck?" and bought one.
It's a tool, not an end all. What I found was that my tuning was pretty close. The advantage that it gave me was it saved me time in tuning between intervals. Yes, there are tonal notes that drums produce, though more percussive in nature. In some tunings, it really opened up my toms. It helps with tuning in 5ths, 3rds, or whatever tonal scale interval you'd like. Or.. tune the drum how you like it, then use the Tune-bot to record the frequency of the drum head and save it, so that you can refer back to it.
Jim asked a question and we gave him our experiences with the tool... if he likes what we have to say, and has the extra money, he'll buy one.
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Old 01-08-2018, 06:11 PM
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Tune-bot Studio should be here Wednesday. We got a studio day coming up end of next month. Iíll put the tune-bot to work on the Tower kit with new heads. Iíll do a little review from unboxing through the studio gig just for discussion sake. Need to review the tuning suggestions to see what matches up best with my kit and our music. Always fun to get a new tool.
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Old 01-08-2018, 06:13 PM
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I just donít have all those years of experience tuning... any edge will help me developing a better ear.
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Old 01-08-2018, 06:51 PM
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I'm just telling you what I think, you don't like it, fine. I know what works and what doesn't for me. .
When I brought up BR, it had nothing to do with how great a player he was, it had to do with his philosophy on drums. He's my favorite drummer, not just because of his playing, but how he approached drums and life in general. He was a very intelligent man and I tend to agree with most of what he said.

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Old 01-08-2018, 07:07 PM
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If any tune-bot users have suggestions for tunings on a vintage 20-12-14 kit playing classic rock Iím all ears.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:14 PM
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Don't like the idea of a Tune-bot? Don't buy one.

I tuned drums for many years without the use of one and did well. One day, I had extra money to burn, had seen a few videos of its use, and decided "what the heck?" and bought one.
It's a tool, not an end all. What I found was that my tuning was pretty close. The advantage that it gave me was it saved me time in tuning between intervals. Yes, there are tonal notes that drums produce, though more percussive in nature. In some tunings, it really opened up my toms. It helps with tuning in 5ths, 3rds, or whatever tonal scale interval you'd like. Or.. tune the drum how you like it, then use the Tune-bot to record the frequency of the drum head and save it, so that you can refer back to it.
Jim asked a question and we gave him our experiences with the tool... if he likes what we have to say, and has the extra money, he'll buy one.
Well said Justin. I see both sides here, Jim just wants input on the device and Mark is just saying it's not necessary. Just matter of opinion. Sure an experienced drummer can tune without any fancy devices but there are some guys that struggle with it (like me) and appreciate the tools designed to aid them in their craft. I bought a drum dial a while back and find it very helpful, do I need it, no, but I like it. Technology has influenced all of us and we need to use it or ignore it. Would Buddy Rich have used a computer to post threads like we are doing, who knows. Some people are gadget people and some are not.
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