I was looking to purchase a second and third snare drum for my studio, to have a variety of tones and colors to choose from - but this would have cost a fortune, and I would have been stuck with only 2 or 3 sounds. Instead, I picked up the DialTune snare, and now I have nearly infinite amount of snare sounds to choose from, for two main reasons: Obviously the ability to quickly tune the drum (both top and bottom heads independently) is a HUGE advantage - but furthermore, the ability to swap heads on the fly to test out new sounds is priceless. Now, instead of having multiple snares collecting dust around the studio, I have only ONE snare (which is solidly built, by the way) and a handful of heads to choose from. This saves time and hassle, so I don't have to pull mics off the snare drum, lug another one out of storage, swap them, set the new one up, tune it, and so on - possibly only to find out that it's not the sound I'm looking for. With the DialTune, it's just that easy - pick a head, dial in the tone I'm looking for, and HIT RECORD. Best purchase I've made in a loooong time! Highly recommend! (Plus, the owners are super cool and easy to catch on the phone with questions and support.) Thanks DialTune!
Completely blown away by this snare. It's one thing to have a cool new technology in place (perfect tuning now takes seconds, drum head changes take less than a minute) but the sound of this maple monster is ENORMOUS! Played this for a friend as soon as I got it and his jaw hit the floor. All we could talk about was how huge the snare sounded regardless of how it was tuned. You guys have done a bang up job of creating a new standard for drumming. As a recording studio owner, this thing is a gold mine for me. I can easily get all kinds of sounds tuning wise and now I also have a half dozen different snare heads at the ready which I can throw on at the drop of a hat which means super happy clients. I'm truly deeply impressed. I'll be spreading the word for sure!
Not only is it beautiful but this Snare is built like a tank. I'm a drummer and recording engineer and so impressed with how fast you can get it to sound as fat or funky as you desire in a matter of minutes. The tension on each lug is perfect no matter how tight or loose you want to tune and it gives you the ease of subtle adjustments without having to go around the head with a key and tap each lug. This is a game changer. I love it.
I love this snare drum! It’s the most versatile snare I’ve seen. You can tune the top head to an untentioned splat for a great effect (and no rattle from lugs) or you can crank the top head to the stratosphere. But it’s not just the top head, any aspect of your snare sound can be set just to your liking, incredibly quickly and with an amazing degree of finesse. Need to play with the bottom head to get the right ring? It takes a matter if seconds, no flipping the drum over and halting the session. The snare wires even have a 3 position butt plate to accommodate the wide range of tunings. Not only is this drum the most versatile I’ve owned, I’m constantly amazed by how quickly I can make any change I need to hear. Long story short: I love it!
Great drum, what a machine. That being said it's super heavy so I would recommend a heavy weight snare stand . That way it doesn't look like your drum has been skipping leg day .