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    How does this guy have his toms tuned.. Especially the floor tom. Is the top head tight? fast forward this video til he starts playing and listen for the floor tom. I curious about the floor tom tuning in the second vid as well. I just got some Evans EC2 clears and the first vid he is using them..Thanks!

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    The first video he only hit his floor tom like twice lol but from what I gathered from both videos they have the toms tuned low to a rock type tuning, not much resonance out of any of the toms so I would keep the bottoms tighter than the batters.
    Just a guess.
    Last edited by Ruz4life; 11-12-2009 at 11:41 PM.

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    Yeah, I'm not loving that FT sound in the 2nd one. Almost no note or tone to it, just plasticky attack.
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    Tune it nice and low.
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    I think the kid in the second video had a good sound, considering the fact I didn't see any close mics on his kit, which leads me to believe this was recorded from a distance with one, possibly two mics. With that kind of setup it's very hard to get a good low end sound from your kit.

    On floor tom tuning - both of them seemed to have more of a rock tuning... tuned low, just above the point where the head is fully tensioned without rippling. It's how I have mine tuned and they sound like thunder. Also no dampening or muting either.
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    By the way, in the first video, he is using Remo Pinstripes if I'm not mistaken. And he does have moongel it appears. But, it is very close to the rim so it barely dampens the drum.
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    I agree, that first vid looks like Pinstripes on the toms.


    It's difficult to tell exactly how they have them tuned but the best way I've found to do it, as Halon mentioned, is to tune it just above where it starts to produce a solid tone, usually 1/2-1 turn after finger tight. Thicker heads help to get that lower sound to. That EC2 should do just fine.

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