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Banjo Drum Dial

by Jake Stogdill July 19, 2018 9 Comments

Banjo Drum Dial

Take the Guesswork Out of Head Tuning with a Banjo Drum Dial!

A banjo's head tension is one of the most important factors contributing to its tone, and improper head tension is often why banjos do not sound to their potential. There are various methods used to properly adjust head tension, including the tap-tuning method

However, even a proper tap-tuning can fail to uncover deeper issues sometimes present, such as uneven tension across the surface or even a broken head. Check out this video where Jake Stogdill, manager of Banjo Ben's General Store, demonstrates a surefire way to ensure perfect and even head tension–every time!

Be sure to purchase your Drum Dial!!!

 

To see a more detailed video on the process of tuning with the dial, click here

 

Jake Stogdill
Jake Stogdill


9 Responses

Todd
Todd

January 30, 2021

Thanks for the video. I bought the Drum Dial at the Banjo Ben General Store open house, Jake even gave me a lesson on hiw to use it.

Walt Loew
Walt Loew

January 29, 2021

You mentioned that the DrumDial measures pounds. Does it? Or does it measure something else?

For example: http://www.mikedrums.com/drumdial.html

Thanks for this really helpful video about using it.

Jim McGreevy
Jim McGreevy

January 29, 2021

Jake — enjoyed the video tutorial on the drum dial. Do you set any different head tension on an archtop vs a flat head ? Thanks for your insight. Jim

George D Kenney
George D Kenney

August 27, 2018

I Live to Win and learn to play

Tom Milazzo
Tom Milazzo

August 08, 2018

Thanks a lot! Just used my new drum dial, and banjo sounds better than ever!

Ben Clark
Ben Clark

July 26, 2018

Hey Fred! Check out this video to learn more: https://youtu.be/E7u8-rS4Asg

Fred
Fred

July 25, 2018

Great tool but how do you adjust for low or high numbers? You obviously tighten the brackets, but how many and in what sequence?

Jake Stogdill
Jake Stogdill

July 25, 2018

Howdy Evan,
Thanks for contacting us. I’ve not really heard of this issue before, as the Drum Dial is a very robust tool and seldom had any issues, but I sent you a follow up email requesting a little more info so I could try to help you out. Thanks again!

Evan Sands
Evan Sands

July 24, 2018

I have a drum dial, but the pin extended out and won’t go back. Is that fixable?

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