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The popular Neary Drum Torque drum-tuning tool works like a standard mechanic's torque wrench. By measuring the twisting force applied to each drum tuning lug the Drum Torque greatly simplifies the dr... Click To Read More About This Product

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The popular Neary Drum Torque drum-tuning tool works like a standard mechanic's torque wrench. By measuring the twisting force applied to each drum tuning lug the Drum Torque greatly simplifies the drum-tuning process, making it easy to set all the lugs to equal tension. The Torque's meter measures between 2 and 25 pound-feet.

The Drum Torque is made of high-impact black plastic and contains a precision-calibrated heavy-duty spring to ensure accurate adjustments. This T-shaped tool fits on your drum's tuning lugs. Simply grip the outer edge of the dial and place the chuck over the drum lug and turn clockwise.

Neary ships the Drum Torque with a 2-pronged adapter that fits over drum keys for tight lug-hoop clearances.

Features
  • Use like a standard mechanic's torque wrench
  • Meter measures between 2 and 25 pound-feet
  • Made of high-impact black plastic and contains a heavy-duty precision-calibrated spring
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NearyDrum Torque
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Improves sound (5)
  • Functional (4)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Neary rocks

Seems pricey, but I Guarantee that its worth every penny. Precisely tunes each tension rod to perfect match. It takes only minutes to tune your kit. So much quicker than the "tension...Read complete review

Seems pricey, but I Guarantee that its worth every penny. Precisely tunes each tension rod to perfect match. It takes only minutes to tune your kit. So much quicker than the "tension watch" and torque keys. Its great for retuning right before a gig because its so fast and accurate. I've had two. (my first was stolen) I'd buy another if anything ever happens to the one I have now. This is a great product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

gets you close

The Neary is easy to use. For a torque tool I think I like using the gage and watching the pointer on the Neary. However, don't expect that just setting the torque will...Read complete review

The Neary is easy to use. For a torque tool I think I like using the gage and watching the pointer on the Neary. However, don't expect that just setting the torque will get you a tuned drum. This will get you close. I think my first mistake was buying into the assumption that all lugs have the same friction and they don't. Even after oiling each and every lug. I also think my set has something that grabs the lug when installed so there is even more friction for the Neary to deal with. But, you just use more torque to over come this. This Neary gets you close but the drum will not be completely in tune. Some lugs at the same torque will have slightly higher tones than others because of the difference in friction between the lugs. What I do is torque all the lugs to the same tension then find the highest pitch because that lug has the least resistance (friction) and I presume it to be the most correct pitch. Then I use my ear to adjust the rest of the lugs to the one I picked as my reference.If you want perfectly tunes drums and you have the budget then get the drum head tension tool. Otherwise, using a torque tool gets you close and your ear will get you the rest of the way. I am going to borrow my buddy's tension tool and then measure and record my torque settings.I had to use one of the adapters with the drum key. The standard socket would not fit over the lug next to the ring holding on the drum head. No big deal but it baffled me for a couple of hours thinking I needed a lug nut extension. The neary comes with an adapter that allows it to work with your drum key. Just put the thing on that likes like a couple of spikes and viola, you can now torque the lugs with your drum key and the Neary!

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5.0

awesome product. makes things easier and faster

By Bizkit

from Illinois

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Neary Drum Torque:

      This comes with instructions and even a few torque suggestions for the pitch you are looking for

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      muscians friend

      By banjopicker

      from tennessee

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Neary Drum Torque:

      There was a piece missing. I called muscians friend and they have done nothing about it. I am very disapointed with them and will NEVER use them again. Thats my experience.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for easy and consistent tuning!

      By drummindan

      from Glen Burnie, Md.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Neary Drum Torque:

          I've been using this same Neary Drum Torque for over 20 years! Once I had the tuning "value" I liked for each drum, I wrote it down and kept in a bag with the tuner. Before each gig or set-up I just referenced my "cheat sheet" and tuned very quickly. Its made of plastic so you can't beat it up but I've had the same one for over 20+ years. Makes tuning fast and easy!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent tool!

          By Andres

          from Mission, TX

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • Plastic Dies

          Best Uses

            Comments about Neary Drum Torque:

            It helps a lot for tuning! but the plastic dies are not that robust

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Worked great while it lasted!

            By Marc

            from Ontario, Canada

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Neary Drum Torque:

            The torque wrench itself works great! Tuning a whole set is extremely fast and easy with this thing. However, the tips are made of plastic and can easily be stripped when tuning tight snare or hi tom drums. Mine is stripped and has been rendered completely useless to me. I hope i can find a replacement tip or find a good one with a metal tip!

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I've Tried Them All and Love This Best!!

            By NDNplanner

            from Albuquerque, NM

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Neary Drum Torque:

                I've been playing drums for a # of years now and for whatever reason i've never had any kind of 'ear' to be able to tune my drums, guitars, etc by ear. I've always had to rely on various gadgets to get my instruments in tune. I've tried other drum tension tuners, the Drum Dial, etc and while all these other products work well, they are time intensive. Anyone who has owned the Drum Dial will tell you that they work great, but it takes several mins to dial them im. With this Torque tuner it now only takes me a min or two tops to tune my drum heads and they sound the same each and every time.

                Granted when you 1st get your drums ready for the Drum Torque you will need to spend some time oiling and taking apart all of your drum lugs, which will take awhile, but one you complete this chore it will repay you in spades because you will be able to tune your heads quickly and effectivly each and every time. Great product.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Neary torque gauge - Thumbs Up

                By Mr Dana

                from Central Arizona, USA

                Comments about Neary Drum Torque:

                In the past I have hand tightened my banjo heads, I will never do that again. The Neary tool answered my nagging questions about how tight is too tight and too loose.
                I love mine, use it to tune my Banjo heads. It sure could use another adaptor for different size sockets that use 1/4 inch drive handles. So I made my own.
                Worked first time I used it. I've heard all the jokes you can't tune a banjo but now now I know you can tune the head very acurately. Now, if I could just tune my fingers.
                Some people mix up the $ they pay for a tool with the perceived value. A $100 tool with $10 value is a bad deal. The Neary gauge IMHO is worth more than I paid for it. Before I learned of the Neary gauge I was already thinking of ways to assemble a torque wrench from the hardware store but couldn't find one with a low enough dynamic range. Now I think this torque gauge would have been a good deal at twice what I paid.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best Drum Key Ever

                By Bryce Job

                from Denver, CO

                Comments about Neary Drum Torque:

                This is seriously the best drum key/tuner I have ever used. Tunes my drums perfect every time. I made a laminate with all the tensions for my 3 kits that my drum tech wore until he got them down. He ran up and tuned them before sound check and after and the first hit of every night was perfectly in tune and my drums sounded conisisten through the extent of tours until my heads needed changing. Seriously Buy It! SOOO WORTH IT!

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Product!

                By Randy

                from Atlanta, Ga

                Comments about Neary Drum Torque:

                These things have been around forever! I bought one about 20 years ago and it's all I used to tune with. It actually helped me develop my ear for the sound that I wanted because it was always "taking me there"... as well as the feel for the right tension of the lug. I've been out of the "scene" for a long time due to ear damage but now that I'm getting back in I'll be buying another one.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                gets you close

                By tsbergman

                from Southern California

                Comments about Neary Drum Torque:

                The Neary is easy to use. For a torque tool I think I like using the gage and watching the pointer on the Neary. However, don't expect that just setting the torque will get you a tuned drum. This will get you close. I think my first mistake was buying into the assumption that all lugs have the same friction and they don't. Even after oiling each and every lug. I also think my set has something that grabs the lug when installed so there is even more friction for the Neary to deal with. But, you just use more torque to over come this. This Neary gets you close but the drum will not be completely in tune. Some lugs at the same torque will have slightly higher tones than others because of the difference in friction between the lugs. What I do is torque all the lugs to the same tension then find the highest pitch because that lug has the least resistance (friction) and I presume it to be the most correct pitch. Then I use my ear to adjust the rest of the lugs to the one I picked as my reference.If you want perfectly tunes drums and you have the budget then get the drum head tension tool. Otherwise, using a torque tool gets you close and your ear will get you the rest of the way. I am going to borrow my buddy's tension tool and then measure and record my torque settings.I had to use one of the adapters with the drum key. The standard socket would not fit over the lug next to the ring holding on the drum head. No big deal but it baffled me for a couple of hours thinking I needed a lug nut extension. The neary comes with an adapter that allows it to work with your drum key. Just put the thing on that likes like a couple of spikes and viola, you can now torque the lugs with your drum key and the Neary!

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