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Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner Black

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A first for percussionists, the Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner from Overtone Labs is a quick and accurate method to tune your drums. With a simple clip to the hoop and strike of the drum, the tuner wi... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

A first for percussionists, the Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner from Overtone Labs is a quick and accurate method to tune your drums. With a simple clip to the hoop and strike of the drum, the tuner will filter out overtones and give you a measurement of the pitch of the individual lugs in Hz or notes. This new invention is about to change the way you tune your drums, and more importantly, change the way your drums sound.

Features
  • Lug pitch measurement
  • Overall pitch measurement
  • Frequency and note modes
  • Overtone filters
  • Difference mode
  • 80+ Save Slots
  • Easy to read display with backlight
  • Drum hoop clip
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Review Snapshot

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Tune-botElectronic Drum Tuner
 
4.3

(based on 75 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (34)
  • Improves sound (33)
  • Easy to use (28)
  • Good quality (27)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (9)

Best Uses

  • Concerts (13)
  • Practicing (13)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (30), Professional musician (11), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Product

This product works very if you have average intelligence and can READ instructions. For years I have tuned by ear and still do in most cases, however the Tunebot works very well at dialing...Read complete review

This product works very if you have average intelligence and can READ instructions. For years I have tuned by ear and still do in most cases, however the Tunebot works very well at dialing in a close tuning if you tune to a specific pitch. I play DW Collectors drums and each shell is stamped with a resonance pitch. I tune very close to what DW recommends and usually by 3rds depending on the key of the majority of songs I'm playing to. For the folks who have problems with using this device I would suggest (1) reading the instructions and follow each step exactly. (2) buying new drumheads (3) buying a drumkit that actually produces a percussive sound and tone or (4) start playing guitar. The Tunebot is not meant to replace your ears, but will put you in the ballpark relatively quickly and EASILY if you follow instructions. I will agree that it does produce some erroneous readings from time to time, but commonsense adjustments with the unit should remedy most of these. Using this, I've been able to completely retune a 5 piece kit in under an hr. It works far better than a drum dial or torque key. One of the most useful drum tuning products to come along ever. It will not replace your ears, but it will get you closer to where you want to be much quicker than any other method out there.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Tune-Bot Not!

I bought this product out of curiosity more than anything. And I got sucked in because I like new tech. I was interested to see what musical notes some of my drums represented...Read complete review

I bought this product out of curiosity more than anything. And I got sucked in because I like new tech. I was interested to see what musical notes some of my drums represented (to see if those shell frequencies stamped inside my drums actually meant something meaningful... They don't BTW). Now I feel ashamed that I was taken for a ride. It was a mistake. Ah, but there are no mistakes in life, just lessons...

As a practical and easy tuning device, this product is a waste of money. It has a hard time zeroing in on frequencies. It is easily affected by overtones, even with the filter. It doesn't work well on bass drums or snare-side heads especially, and you will not be able to use it in any type of noisy environment, like backstage, or if you have to change a head between sets. The Tune-Bot takes something very simple and makes it very, very complicated. It applies too much science, where science is just not necessary. We are tuning drums here, not flying the Space Shuttle.

Drums are not perfect pitch instruments, they are made of wood (a non-perfect, natural material), with polyester film stretched over them. So what if one lug is 5 Hz lower than another? If the drum sounds good, why over manage it? It will just make you nuts.

I've been playing drums for over 35 years. I'll share some simple, friendly advice to those of you less experienced: Learn to tune by ear and feel, and trust your ears. It's not as complicated as all the voodoo you see on the internet, or as all the folks with miracle tuning devices (like this one) make it out to be. The only tool you need is a drum key. Tuning is not that hard. And with just a little practice you can get really good at it, and get great drum sounds. No mathematical formulas, pitch measurements, filters, ratios, charts, etc. You shouldn't need a calculator to tune your drums!

Honestly, save your money and buy something you really need, or something to add to your kit to make more music. There is a lot of cool drum and percussion gear worth your hard-earned money. The Tune-Bot is not.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Legit Tuner and a step up from Drum Dial

By Sam J

from Portland, Or

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup

    Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

    This thing is very accurate. I use it as a fine tuning reference. It has made my ability to tune my drums drastically better.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Product

    By ComputerDude

    from Little Rock, AR

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

      Great product. Gives and easy to use tuning guide and ability to save each drum. Good tuning really improves overall sound.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would recommend this to my drummer buddies

      By Yus

      from Brunei

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

          A tool that every drummer must have!

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Totally dig the Tune-Bot!

          By dave

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Electronic Drum Tuner:

          So easy to use. So versatile. Great, simple features.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          i would buy this product again.

          By dc

          from saint joseph, mo.

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Electronic Drum Tuner:

          tuning drums

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I would recommend this tuner to my friends

          By Kevin

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Electronic Drum Tuner:

          Good tuner, easy to use.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Tuner.

          By dave

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

          Once again MusiciansFriend delivers with perfection. Fast and easy. The TuneBot is my first attempt at electronically tuning my drums. So far, this item is awesome!

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Old School is Gone

          By GreenScreen Drummer

          from Traverse City Michigan

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

              I learned how to tune my entire kit by ear when I started playing over 20 years ago and I am glad I did. This is a great tool, but it takes away the drummers ear. I remember spending 15 - 20 minutes tuning my kit before each gig and each practice. At the time, I didn't realize it but spending all of that time with kit I really got to know my kit and the personality of my drumset. While this is great to use in a pinch to get everything tuned up fast, please also spend the time to tune by ear, you'll learn your kit and you'll have a unique sound to you.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              21st century tuner

              By joe

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

              Tuning drums has entered the 21st century. Finally, what guitar players have been enjoying for years, comes to the drum community Weather its lug tension, pitch or notes - you get it all here in a easy to use package.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome tool. Kit sounds great!!!

              By CC

              from MI

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Tune-bot Electronic Drum Tuner:

                I just picked up the Tune-bot and used it on my 5 piece with a 20" bass drum. It really helped me focus the tone and my kit sounds the best it ever has!

                To start with, I used some of the suggested settings from the manual. This is a great way to get used to the Tune-bot operation and the stock tunings from the manual were awesome. As an added bonus, the feel of the kit also improved and the 16" x 20" bass now sounds like a deep 22" and plays like butter.

                I've read some negative reviews concerning ease of use but A) if you spend a few minutes up front reading the manual and B) have basic math skills (only for some of the advanced features), you shouldn't have any issues.

                I own a few tension style tuners but the Tune-bot is in a completely different class. I'm very happy with this purchase and look forward to the prospect of my drums never having a "bad day" again.

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