Drum Dial Precision Drum Tuner for Banjo

Tom Nechville Custom Shop

Drum Dial Precision Drum Tuner for Banjo

Sale price$69.99
Pickup available at Banjos West Usually ready in 24 hours

Drum Dial Precision Drum Tuner for Banjo

Banjos West

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

441 East Main Ave
Sisters OR 97759
United States


A must have for optimal banjo setup. We don't inflate our tires by gauging the pitch of air escaping the valve, we use a gauge! 

*These need to be calibrated by setting the dial to 0 on a flat piece of glass*

Your milage may vary, but we recommend a tension of at least 90 on the dial, or else a lot of punch and power is lost. 91-92 seems optimal depending on other setup factors. Some prefer the sound of a very tight head, around 93+. 

If you do set the tension by ear it's a great tool to record your setup specs for future reference, say if you got a new head or swapped tone rings. New heads, especially renaissance heads, stretch out and are best measured and retightened for the first couple weeks after installation.