Last August, I posted "Tuning drums with Tune-bot," which consolidated a number of Tune-bot tuning tips from prior posts. While that post is by far the most popular page in this blog, a number of you are looking for more details about tuning snare drums, especially Ludwig snare drums, using Tune-bot.
This is not a surprise--after all, there are a lot of Ludwig Supraphonic, Black Beauty, and Acrolite players out there!
|Ludwig Acrolite Classic Reissue in 6.5x14|
features a seamless aluminum shell
Darin's Ludwig Acrolite
6.5x14 snare drum Tune-bot tunings:
|Fundamental drum note:||Tune each reso lug to:||Tune each batter lug to:||Reso:Batter frequency ratio:|
Heads: Evans Level 360 G1 Power Center Reverse Dot coated batter, Evans Level 360 Hazy 300 snare
Supraphonic tuning frequencies may be slightly lower due as the Supra's chrome plating brightens the tone of the shell.
Also, be sure to check out "Darin's Top Ten Tips for Tune-bot Tuning" in "Tuning drums with Tune-bot." These tips provide general guidance that will help you avoid common drum tuning issues and get the most out of your Tune-bot.
My Acrolite really sings between 3f# and 3a, so I can cover Zeppelin or crank it up for No Doubt or Katy Perry.
Side note: I've noticed that my Acrolite seems to be really touchy about drumhead seating--has anyone else noticed this with Ludwig snares?