Tuning Your Satori Drum

 

First things first:

Make sure there is no shmoo, goop, chunks or bits in the cuts of each note. These can cause rattles and most unwanted noises. If there is carefully wipe, dig, or coax it out to have the purist sound possible. 

Each Satori Drum can be kept in perfect tune by using these easy steps

Check the magnets: 

It is pretty common for a magnet or more to disappear. Sometimes they end up somewhere else inside the drum or children love to use them for other types of projects. 

There should be at least 1 magnet per note. If you are missing magnets do not worry. You can order some here.

Order Magnets Here

Tuning Your Satori Drum steps:

  1. Start with note #1. Finish the steps for note #1 then move to the next note. 
  2. Play the note and take note of the tuner. If note is sharp go to step 3. If note is flat go to step 5.
  3. If tuner shows a sharp note then slide that magnet slightly to the tip of the note.
  4. Play the note and take note of the tuner again. If note is sharp then repeat step 3. If tuned go to step 7.
  5. If tuner shows a flat note then slide that magnet slightly to the base of the note.
  6. Play the note and take note of the tuner again. If note is sharp then repeat step 5.
  7. Once that note is tuned then move to the next note and repeat step 2 until finished.

 

Need a Tuner?

You can use just about any type of chromatic tuner to tune your Satori Drum like:

There are plenty of free and paid versions of apps for Android, Apple, and PC

Chromatic Guitar tuners available in all shapes and sizes.

Personally I use a paid version of a tuner available on Android. These seem to work well with this instrument and are pretty accurate.