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Drum Tuning Aids
DrumDial quickly and precisely tunes all drums by accurately measuring drumhead tension NOT tension rod torque.
Timpani, snare drums, rack toms and bass drums are all easily tuned without even hitting the drum head. DrumDial does this by measuring Timpanic Pressure - not tension rod torque. All drum users will appreciate the ability to accurately tune their drums, again and again, especially in loud environments
Tama Tension Watch
The Tension Watch measures actual head (not tuning rod) tension on an easy to read meter, you can record the numbers and duplicate your best tuning time after time. You can also use the suggested sample tunings in the directions.
Either way Tension Watch lets you spend more time playing and less time tuning.
There are a number of tools on the market that are used to measure the tension on a drum head.
The two most popular of these are the Drum Dial and Tama's Tension Watch.
The principle is that when tension is even at all points across the drum head, the head will deliver a single pure tone. It is normally recommended that tools like these are used to get you in the ballpark but really, you cannot beat your own ears for fine tuning and deciding what sounds good!