Music is all about timing, but replacing a worn drum head can be a serious interruption. This is especially true for professional musicians, drum techs, or teachers who need to regularly care for multiple drums. The process is time consuming and tedious, requiring numerous “keys” that hold the head in place to be loosened and then carefully re-tightened with identical tension around the drum. Jason Truda, inventor of the TruTuner, knew there had to be a better way.

“I have worked with SPARK for about six years now. Their attention to detail, execution and professionalism impresses me every time. That is why they have been, and will continue to be, the company I use on every project!”

Jason Truda

(President/CEO, Head On Innovations, LLC)


Head On Innovations first approached SPARK with an idea to revolutionize the process of drum head replacement: With a device that could turn all of the tension rods simultaneously, the replacement time could be cut to a fraction and the new head would be perfectly tuned every time.

However, the original concept was overly complex, using gear-driven, extendable arms, and SPARK immediately recognized it would be far to complex and expensive to be a successful product. SPARK ideated on alternative means for achieving Jason’s initial vision, allowing him to test prototypes and provide feedback along the way. The result was a much simplified, molded disc that was easy to use and cost effective for production.

The TruTuner is a simple and elegant solution to revolutionize the process of drum head replacement


SPARK supported Head On Innovations through manufacturing, coaching the client on what to expect at each stage of production. After finding success with this first product, Head On Innovations has now teamed up with SPARK to develop several more drumming accessories which have caught the eye of notable musicians across the country.

TruTuners can be purchased in stores such as Sam Ash, Sweetwater, GuitarCenter, and and have been endorsed by drum technicians from bands ranging from Motley Crue to Black Sabbath to Outkast.