I get asked a lot about tuning... A LOT! And even after 20yrs I’m still perfecting my methods! But this generally what I do for the sound I like to hear :
Snare - simple, just crank both heads, especially the bottom head (often overlooked).
Toms - Tune the wrinkles out when compressed in the middle, take the resonant up 1/4 to a half turn higher, tune the batter by preference of feel, then tune all tension rods even.
Bass drum - finger tight on batter, 2-3 turns on resonant, small pillow against batter.
Another tip is tune your kit every time you sit down behind it. You only get better by doing it a ton. You’ll slowly get more confident with what you’re doing for sure.
Here I’m using Remo Ambassador clears on both sides of the toms, CS Clear black dot on snare with Ambassador Snare Side as the resonant, and a Clear P3 on the bass drum.
Sometimes I use Clear Pinstripes and Coated Suedes also. 🥊🥊
The 14” has my custom BFSD on, I like it as a point of difference to the other toms and makes things interesting for kick and tom interplay.
@pearl_drums @zildjiancompany @zildjiansticks @remopercussion @allbirds @bigfatsnaredrum