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Evans drumheads is now offering drummers a magnetic-head torque key for tuning up their drumsets.
The Evans Torque Key has an ergonomic grip for maximum comfort, a knurled knob for quick spinning and a slip-resistant magnetized head that holds the key in place for fast tightening and loosening. The magnetic head also prevents the Evans Torque Key from rattling during play when left on a drum lug for convenience.
The key's torque handle can be set to a desired tension, so when the lug reaches the pre-set tension it will release, making for even tensioning and helping drummers attain more accurate tuning. The Evans Torque Key is not recommended for use with drum hardware. "Our new torque key takes the magnetic head of our popular drum key and expands on it," says Evans Brand Manager Michael Robinson. "Having a key that indicates when the desired tension is met for each lug is extremely valuable, not only for the beginner, but also for the seasoned pro. With the torque key, tuning isn't such a mystery."
The Evans Magnetic-Head Drumset Torque Key (item # DATK) retails for $29.99 and can be found in music dealerships beginning in September of 2001.
For more information, visit their web site at www.evansdrumheads.com