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Makes tuning quick, easy, and precise!

The Tama TW100 Tension Watch measures actual head—not tuning rod tension—on an easy-to-read meter, so you can record the numbers and duplicate your best tuning time after time. Or you can use the sample tunings suggested in the directions. Either way, the Tama Tension Watch lets you spend more time playing and less time tuning your drums.


Order your Tension Watch today and dial up fast, accurate tuning every time!

 
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TamaTW100 Tension Watch
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

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DON'T DROP IT!

I bought a tension watch a while ago. I loved it. It took no time to tune my drums. It especially helped with the low frequencies. Unfortunately, one day I came home from...Read complete review

I bought a tension watch a while ago. I loved it. It took no time to tune my drums. It especially helped with the low frequencies. Unfortunately, one day I came home from a vacation to find my tension watch with the pin stiffened. I found out later that when people came in to re-do the woodwork in my drum room, they knocked it on to the floor. ALWAYS PUT IT BACK IN THE CASE WHEN YOU AREN'T USING IT, and don't let anyone else touch it. It's an 80 dollar piece of equipment that breaks if you drop it. I'm buying another one though because it was so useful. It's especially nice to do a quick tuning before a show and not have to tell everyone around you to shut up as you listen for head pitches. It makes bad kits sound pretty good too. With a new set of heads, it brings any drum set to its full sound potential. The tension watch doesn't work on drums with die cast hoops though. It also doesn't work on marching snare drums with Kevlar or Mylar heads.

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Tama tension watch

I bought the Tama tension watch after reading reviews about it. None of them were negative. Sometime you can be apprehensive about buying an $80 tuner; you could get another splash or something for...Read complete review

I bought the Tama tension watch after reading reviews about it. None of them were negative. Sometime you can be apprehensive about buying an $80 tuner; you could get another splash or something for that money. It makes you want to just learn to do it better by ear for free. But the money was well worth it. Aside from the reverberations which shake the needle a little, tuning is quick and simple. Its even useful at gigs right before you go on or on the "awesome" house kits you are forced to play on. If mine breaks, I am getting another one right away. This one is not one you regret buying. Get it. My Chad Smith signature snare used to sound good. Now its tuned right and sounds incredible. Even my band was blown away and I didn't think they knew the difference...

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Product!!!

By Dagan

from Undisclosed

Comments about Tama TW100 Tension Watch:

After wearing my ears out trying to tune my new set, I got one of these and it has really changed the way I think about tuning drums. I used to dread having to tune 'em, but I just got done tuning my entire kit in less than 45 minutes!(and it's an 8 piece double bass kit) Now it sounds perfect!! All I can say is WOW!!!......wow man.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Tuning item-Easy to use

By D-B5wYm

from Wisconsin

Comments about Tama TW100 Tension Watch:

I thought with all my years off tuning drums I could do it quicker and easier with out an item like this. other than the dismounting- this is quicker than ever and right on. just figure out your desired pitch and go at it. any head can be replaced and with your top and bottom numbers- like nothing ever happened. A+!

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Tuner

Comments about Tama TW100 Tension Watch:

I bought this to help tune my new heads and i was surprised at how easy it is to use. You just put it on the head and tune away! In a half hour it made my kit sound great! This is a great innovation and is a must have . Great job TAMA!

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(10 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A must-have tool

By Max Figueredo

from Ottawa CA

Comments about Tama TW100 Tension Watch:

I was a sceptic, but I got my tension watch a week ago and my drums have never sounded better. After setting the tension on each lug to the same value in the watch (which took me about 10 min the first time), I took a drumstick and hit all around the skin: same pitch all over, I was like "WOW!, I guess it wasn't a waste of money", Only complaint is that it should bring the little bar like the drum dial to allow you to measure tension at the exact same distance from each lug. Also it's fragile, so always put it back in the box after use.

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(9 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Tama tension watch

By Matt-PoLLB

from Delaware

Comments about Tama TW100 Tension Watch:

I bought the Tama tension watch after reading reviews about it. None of them were negative. Sometime you can be apprehensive about buying an $80 tuner; you could get another splash or something for that money. It makes you want to just learn to do it better by ear for free. But the money was well worth it. Aside from the reverberations which shake the needle a little, tuning is quick and simple. Its even useful at gigs right before you go on or on the "awesome" house kits you are forced to play on. If mine breaks, I am getting another one right away. This one is not one you regret buying. Get it. My Chad Smith signature snare used to sound good. Now its tuned right and sounds incredible. Even my band was blown away and I didn't think they knew the difference...

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(39 of 70 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good concept, but....

By Hendra

from Bali

Comments about Tama TW100 Tension Watch:

Apart from drumming, I also play guitar which make me quite sensitive to the note differences.It's been a hard time for me to learn how to tune the drums well, especially to get an even pitch around the skin of drums, tried TAMA TW100 to eliminate the frustrating situation, and I love it, but the down side is that I still found pitch differences between the skin near each lugs.

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(32 of 58 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

DON'T DROP IT!

Comments about Tama TW100 Tension Watch:

I bought a tension watch a while ago. I loved it. It took no time to tune my drums. It especially helped with the low frequencies. Unfortunately, one day I came home from a vacation to find my tension watch with the pin stiffened. I found out later that when people came in to re-do the woodwork in my drum room, they knocked it on to the floor. ALWAYS PUT IT BACK IN THE CASE WHEN YOU AREN'T USING IT, and don't let anyone else touch it. It's an 80 dollar piece of equipment that breaks if you drop it. I'm buying another one though because it was so useful. It's especially nice to do a quick tuning before a show and not have to tell everyone around you to shut up as you listen for head pitches. It makes bad kits sound pretty good too. With a new set of heads, it brings any drum set to its full sound potential. The tension watch doesn't work on drums with die cast hoops though. It also doesn't work on marching snare drums with Kevlar or Mylar heads.

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(33 of 60 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This will revolutionize the way we tune drums!

By payne

from Texas

Comments about Tama TW100 Tension Watch:

The first time I used my tension watch, I tuned my entire kit in less then 20 minutes. I have an 8 piece kit. The cool thing is it saves so much time and head ache. After I tuned my first drum, which took me 5 minutes, I tapped the edges of my drums with a drum stick trying to hear if there was any variation in the sound. There was none! It was consistent throughout. If you're a drummer you must get the tension watch it will make your drums sound better in a lot less time. 10 stars out of 5

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(11 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A must have

By Alan-FuxTY

from Australia

Comments about Tama TW100 Tension Watch:

The Tama Tension Watch is the most useful musical item I have bought in a long time. Within 15 minutes I can accurately tune a 6 pce drum kit. I have been playing and tuning drums for 11 years but this device gives even skin tension a new meaning, especially if your kit is a couple of years old. The tension lugs may feel like they are being tightened evenly, but one stiff lug can throw your whole drum out. If you are a serious gigging musician or you are having difficulty getting the sound you want from your drums BUY THIS ITEM!

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(36 of 63 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Tama Tension watch is GREAT!!!

By Jimmy Ray Hale

from Atlanta, GA USA

Comments about Tama TW100 Tension Watch:

When you are really thinking about taking your drums(kit) to the next level, then it is time to get this little tool. Its not all as fast as they say but its faster and much much more efficient than standard tuning systems. I have tuned drums for years by ear, and I got pretty good at it, but the Tension Watch made things much better. I Love my new Tama Tension Watch and I'll never let this great piece of machinery go.

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