Many drummers struggle to get a fat-sounding tom sound. This blog post will show how to tune your toms for a fat sound. We’ll also share tips on muffling your toms for more tone control. Let’s get started!
As a drummer, you want your toms to sound as fat and punchy as possible. Here are four tips for tuning your toms to achieve this sound. These tips will help you create a fast, powerful bass drum sound with your toms!
Make Sure The Batter’s Head Is Tuned To The Correct Pitch.
It’s important to ensure the batter’s head is tuned to the correct pitch. If the toms are too high, they’ll sound thin; if they’re too low, they’ll sound fat. He likes to tune his toms, so they’re about halfway between those two extremes.
Hackett also uses a technique called “zooming” to help get a fat sound out of his toms. To zoom, he tunes the batter heads up until it starts to sound thinner, then backs off just a bit until it sounds full and fat. This technique of using batter head works especially well on floor toms sound. Hackett also uses a technique called “zooming” to help get a fat snare sound out of his toms.
To zoom, he tunes the batter head up until it starts to sound thinner, then backs off just a bit until it sounds full and fat. This technique works especially well on floor toms sound. Hackett also uses a technique called “zooming” to help get a bass drums sound out of his trombones. To zoom, he tunes the bass drum until it starts to sound thinner, then backs off just a bit until it sounds full and fat. This technique works especially well on.
Use A Drum Key Or Pedal Tuner To Ensure The Pitch Is Accurate
A drum key is essential for tuning your drums.
Step 1. Loosen the top and bottom heads until they’re finger tight. This will allow you to get a more accurate tuning.
Step 2. Next, use a snare drum shell sound key or pedal tuner to find the note you want to tune to.
Step 3. Tighten the top head until it’s in tune with the bottom head.
Step 4. Adjust the bottom head until it’s in tune with the top head. By following these steps, you’ll be able to get your tom-toms perfectly in tune and achieve a fat sound.
Tune Each Tom In Unison With The Other Toms
It’s important to tune your toms in unison to get a fat, full sound. Start by loosening the tension on all of the toms, then strike the drumheads in the center to find the pitch you want.
Once you’ve found the desired pitch, begin tightening each lug a little at a time until the head is tight enough that it won’t slip when you strike it. Be sure to check the tuning frequently as you move from lug to lug so that you don’t over-tighten or create a “dead” spot on the head. Once all the lugs are finger tight, strike the drumheads in the center again to check the tuning.
Use A Dampening Pad On The Resonant Head Of Each Tom To Control Overtones.
Using a dampening pad on the resonant head of each tom can help control overtones and produce a “fat” sound. To do this, tune the toms to lower pitches than usual. This will result in a deeper, fuller sound less prone to feedback.
Drummers can achieve great control over their tom sound by experimentation and careful listening. Also try different dampening materials on the snare drum, such as felt or gel, to achieve different sounds. With these tips, drummers can achieve a fuller, richer sound that will fill up any room.
Experiment with All Areas Around The Head To Find What Sounds Best To You
There’s no one-size-fits-all solution when tuning your toms for a fat sound. Hackett recommends experimenting with different areas around the center of the head to find what sounds best to you.
Once you’ve found a tuning that you like, Hackett advises using drawn tones and fundamental pitches to help lock in the sound. He generally starts with the batter’s head and works his way out. “I try different ways of tuning drums in the middle of the head and then each increment out until I find a happy medium,” he says. “It’s all about finding that perfect balance of tension and relaxation.”
“Drawing out each note will help ‘seat’ the heads,” he explains. “And once you’ve found a good fundamental pitch, use that as your guide for tuning the rest of the drums in your kit.” By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to achieving a fat, full sound on your toms.
Now that you know how to tune your toms for a fat sound, it’s time to put it into practice. Start by loosening the tension rods slightly so that the drumhead can move. Then, using your fingers, press down on the center of the drumhead and tune each tension rod until the pitch is low and deep.
Once the tension rod is in place, give the snare drum a good whack in the middle to test it out. If everything sounds good, you’re ready to rock! Thanks for following along, and happy drumming!