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Tuning Timbale heads

I did a little research on tuning and found great advice from
Toca tuning Timbale heads.

https://tocapercussion.com/support/tips

Tuning

“Toca timbales come with high quality plastic heads. Your timbales will need to be tuned as they do not come pre-tuned from the factory. First, assemble drums on the stand. Use tuning wrench or drum key depending on the model timbale set you have and remove any ripples in the head that may appear. Pick a tension rod to start at and give it a turn counter clockwise. Do this to all tension rods, moving in a clockwise direction until you reach the point that you started from. Continue this process until you obtain the desired pitch. Once the desired pitch is achieved, tap the head 1″ in from each lug to get the head in tune with itself”.

**There are many different tuning possibilities depending on your preference. The interval of a perfect fourth between the two drums is the most common tuning, however drums can also be tuned to the interval of a perfect fifth.

We recommend the following tunings using a piano keyboard.

  • Macho F 1 octave above middle C – A
  • Hembra C 1 octave above middle C – E

Choosing the best Snare Drum – Guitar Center Riff page (Online article)

I saw this information last month and wanted to share it with others. Reading the Snares by Genre content is a different way looking at choosing a Snare drum, as well as the obvious Wood or Metal material of the Snare drum.

The Article is below highlighting these areas:

Table of Contents

Parts of a Snare Drum
Snares by Material
Snares by Genre
Snares for Beginners
Best Budget Snare Drums
Best Piccolo Snare Drums
Best Vintage Snare Drums

Pictured: Ludwig Supraphonic Black Beauty Snare Drum 

I hope the information helps when purchasing your next Snare Drum.

https://www.guitarcenter.com/riffs/buying-guides/drums/best-snare-drums#SnareGenre


Pictured: Ludwig Jazz Fest Snare Drum