search_all
Tuning FAQ

You can add your own FAQ Items on the main Site FAQ

Many of the questions will be answered by reading the appropriate section of the tuning guide, however these are the most common questions

Q: How do I tune my Drums?

Read the tuning section of the FAQ, it's all there, read here for specific issues


Q: Why does my snare drum rattle or buzz when I hit my toms, or from the bass
guitar?

A: This type of rattle is called sympathetic vibration. It is caused when the snares (metal strands on bottom) vibrate or resonate in harmony with the same frequencies produced by the toms or bass guitar, or similar sound source. It can be reduced by changing the tension on the toms, snare or both, and by dampening either. It never goes away entirely, and can be heard on many professional recordings. It is a character of your drums, since they are acoustic instruments, and should be regarded as such. This rattle is generally not noticeable in a live sound situation, such as a concert or show. If the snare rattles when you strike the snare drum, please refer to the snare tuning section of this FAQ.  - Blair Pemberton ©1999





Articles by this Author:

Frame Drum Notation
Frame Drum Scoring - Introduction With many of the more ancient forms of drumming, the traditional patterns have been passed from generation to generation in an oral form, i.e. that the rhythm is spoken....
Read More >>
Common Head Selections
Common head examples/selection chart: Most percussionists and salesmen are familiar with these names, and they are a good starting point. While we acknowledge that other Remo has universal...
Read More >>
Equipment ReviewsEquipment Reviews
Reviews of equipment These are Independent Objective reviews. Reviews are carried out by end-users of the products.  The reviews reflect the personal opinion of the reviewers...
Read More >>
Drum Corps
  Drum corps   Switchboard leading to articles and reviews relating to drum line, corps, marching percussion and related areas Can you write with authority on this subject? ...
Read More >>
logo footer   Designed by Marshallarts (c)1999-2010 - All Rights Reserved
Account Suspended
Account Suspended
This Account has been suspended.
Contact your hosting provider for more information.