- 6.5x14" available in 1.2mm black nickel-over-brass or raw brass shell
- dialtune patented cable tuning system
- Die cast metal lugs
- Independent tuning dials for top and bottom drumheads
- Braided Kevlar cable rated at 700-lbs, doesn't stretch and carries no memory. Restringing cable takes between 5-15 minutes
- Patented quick release hoops
What makes dialtune different?
dialtune’s fully patented system uses two tension dials to independently and evenly tune the top and bottom heads while keeping a clear and consistent tone.
dialtune’s cable and pully system eliminates unwanted vibration and hardware rattle at lower tunings, expanding the tunable range of the drum
Tuning each head independently allows you to explore the audio relationship between the top and bottom head in real-time, even while you play!
Swap Heads Fast
dialtune's quick release hoops allow you to detune, change a drumhead, and retune in under a minute.
I have looked at these drums for over a year and never pulled the trigger just because I only play at home and they aren’t cheap. Low and behold, my wife buys me one as a wedding gift. They are EVERYTHING and more as described and as reviewed. I have spent a lot of money on other brands/shell materials and this drum lives up to the hype. Well worth the investment. Sounds amazing tuned low, medium, or high, muffled or unmuffled. Just, wow. Once you throw on an Evans ST Dry batter head, I would put this snare up against any other snare on the market. Well done guys!
Mere words can’t do this invention justice. Nevertheless I’ll say a few things. First and foremost it sounds full in all registers. With other snares, I’ve spent a lot of time tweaking and tuning each lug in order to get it feeling and sounding good. When the sticks fly off a well tuned snare drum, it’s a great feeling and opens your drum skills to a higher level. This drum does that in mere seconds and always sounds great. As a professional who has played a lot of high profile gigs in the last 45 years, I can honestly say this is the best snare drum I’ve ever played. If sounding good and/or being versatile and saving time are important to you then you want to have this drum. It’s worth every cent of its price tag and much more. I hope they develop an entire ‘dial tune’ drum set.
Impressive design. This snare drum is incredible. It feels great no matter what you tune it for and you can tune it in seconds. It’s a ‘game changer’. Especially when you’re playing a lot of different genres. :)
At the time of writing this review, ALL reviews for ALL models are 5 stars. There's a reason for that. This drum is actually THAT good!
(And if someone ever posts a less-than-5-star review, I will only have one quesiton for that person: Dude, what is wrong with you?)
I won't be describing the actual benefits of this drum - the other reviewers have done a fantastic job doing that. Please be sure to read those.
I suppose my only complaint would be that my absolute favorite snare drum muffler - Snareweight #5 (not the leather one, the big heavy metallic one) - does not stick to the rim. That thing is held by magnets, and this drum's rim is not magnetic. Not a deal breaker though. Although I'd appreciate some sort of solution for this.
The other complaint would be that the drum is super-heavy. But boy does that pay off for cross-sticking! All that extra hardware weight certainly rings very nicely during cross-stick playing!
This drum is everything it promises and more. Nicky Bagz’s demo really sold me