My Favorite Drum Key

Posted: August 27, 2010 01:42 AM

Andy Doerschuk_1

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At one time, not that long ago, a key was a key. Things have changed. I now loyally use Evans’ Magnetic Head drum key. It doesn’t fly off of your tension rod as easily thanks to the good old laws of physics, and feels weighty and substantial in the hand. What kind of drum key do you prefer?


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Posted: August 29, 2010 10:08 AM


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my favorite drum key is the one that I can find. I must have like twenty by now and I can never find one lol


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Posted: September 12, 2010 11:38 AM


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My favorite is the Gibraltar Tri-Key Multi Tool for application purposes. For looks, it would be my Zildjian Z key.


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Posted: September 29, 2010 10:40 PM

Dan Cunningham

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My favorite key would have to be my Evans magnetic. It is the first key I ever bought. I have had it for about 6 years now and everyone that has used it just loved it. It’s very comfortable to use and I like the knurled top (though when I take out my tension rods I usually just loosen them and then leave the key on and just spin out the rod from under the rim of the drum where the threads are).

Posted: November 16, 2010 02:06 PM


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guarilio989 - 29 August 2010 10:08 AM

my favorite drum key is the one that I can find.  lol

For tuning I’ll go with the Evans mag.
For swapping heads, I like the Gibraltatr speed key.


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Posted: April 26, 2012 10:47 PM

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My drum key is my tried and true Pearl drum key and my DW one I got with my rack which I can`t find