How To: Tune the timbales

Tune the timbales

Take heart, aspiring timbaleros and timbaleras. Eguie Castrillo, having played with everyone from Tito Puente to Steve Winwood, is one of the world's most prolific timbale artists. In this installment of his video tutorial series on the fundamentals of timbale playing, Eguie will walk you through the process of tuning your drums.

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Eguie -- you're fantastic! As an aspiring timbalero myself, I'm curious about how you'd go about tunning a 2-pair set up (e.g., 4 drums)? Also, what is the lowest pitch cowbell that they make? I have a Rock Ridge cowbell and it doesn't sound as deep as the one used on Santana's "Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen"?

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