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planet waves tuning fork - key of a

Planet Waves Tuning Fork - Key of A

Planet Waves by Evans Tuning Fork produces a perfect “A” note. Tunes instruments easily and accurately. Precision-designed to offer extremely accurate tuning (440 Hz for A). Molded, ergonomic comfort handle is easy to hold. Color-coded...

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The fork is in tune!

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Isacctorres

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5.00

Nope

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The Wittner tuning fork is not only cheaper, but significantly better! I only ordered the Planet Waves one because the Wittners were out of stock and I really needed a tuning fork after I lost mine. To tune, I normally knock the fork on my knee and then stick the butt end of the fork close to my ear. The butt end of this fork hurts like the bejeebers next to or on my face. Also, it is very quiet. So quiet, that no matter where or how I hold the fork, I can hardly hear the pitch. It's nearly useless as a tuning fork. Everyone's experiences are different. My advice, after 20+ years playing timpani, is to save your money and just go with the 'ol standby, the Wittner.

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Olivia

Rating:

2.00

Great

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I don't see how a tuning fork could get any better. It's small, quiet, and accurate. The grip is great, and the color coded handles are useful in identifying which note is which when you have several of these.

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Cameron

Rating:

5.00

Essential for all timpanist

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This is by far all a timpani player needs to be able to tune. I love the grip on it since it doesnt muffle sound. I can also hear it clearly with a full ensemble right in front of me, I used it a lot this weekend at an honors band clinic. Great buy!!!

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Tati

Rating:

5.00

Good buy

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This is something to have if you are good with intervals, or even if you want to train your ears to hear intervals better. It's definitely not as loud as using a pitch-pipe, or hitting a mallet instrument. It's also not as disturbing during a quiet section during a movement.

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Posted By:

Chris

Rating:

5.00

It Works.

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If you cannot 'hear it' then you are either deaf or are just doing it wrong. The tuning fork should be struck not on something hard, but preferably on a hard part of the body, such as the kneecap, head, or base of the palm. You should not be able to hear it very well. To do so, while only holding the fork at the part that has the grip (to not muffle the vibrations), place the butt of the fork, (the side opposite the prongs) against the tragus of your ear, as if you are trying to close your ear with it. Now you should be able to hear it loud and clear, even with a full orchestra in front of you. This tuning fork works very well, having used it for concert band as well as orchestral timpani. Happy tuning.

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Posted By:

Samir

Rating:

4.00

Too Quiet

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When I got this tuning fork the first thing i noticed was that it was really quiet. If you want to buy this you should know that you can't hear it when other people are playing. For example if you have to use it in the middle of a piece for a tuning change, chances are you won't be able to hear it. Just thought I'd let you know.

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Posted By:

Jared

Rating:

2.00
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