Drum Tuning

Your drum just isn't sounding like it used to? Maybe it's new drum that has never been tuned before or maybe this drum is a new internet find? Haven't a clue what the Mali Weave is or how to pull a diamond?

We can show you how to tune your own drum. It looks complicated at first glance, but is pretty straight-forward once you get it.

If you'd rather not take on a task like this yourself, we'll assess your rope-tuned drum and tune it up for $10. Understand that this is when the goatskin is most vulnerable. There are lots of varables, so there's no way to know how long a natural goatskin will last. If the head splits during tuning, the $10 fee will be applied toward reheading costs.

Sometimes, the rope is the root of the problem. Inferior quality rope will stretch and may not keep even tension on the drum head. Heat and humidity can be another factor in the way a drum sounds, too.

TIP: Never leave your drum in a hot car! Temps inside a car can soar quickly in the summer time and lead to a broken goatskin head.

Two-handed rope puller