True story. I was playing a gig a couple weeks ago when my snare drum suddenly sounded choked. I tried frantically to mess around with the tuning and snare wire adjustment between songs, but just couldn’t retrieve a lively sound. I noticed the problem between sets – two of my snare-side tension rods had backed out and were lying next to my pedals on the floor!
Sure, I reinstalled them and got my groove back, but it never would have happened in the first place if only I had been using TightScrews, the advanced drum tension rods with the patented nylon insert. These little lifesavers allow precise tuning and prevent de-tuning in any drumming situation, and now are available in 4-packs that also include a free copy of the company’s Tune Like A Pro, Sound Like A Pro drum tuning guide. This handy treatise features suggested tuning techniques, as well as sequential tuning diagrams for 5-, 6-, 8-, and 10-lug drums.
Whatever you do, don’t be like me – check out the new TightScrew 4-packs, offered in a selection of sizes to fit most standard drum sizes, types and models.