The Drum Dial has become a hugely popular drum tuning device that allows drummers to quickly get their drums in tune. It's not a replacement for learning to tune by feel and ears, but it does help speed up the process, allowing you to spend more time playing your drums. It's also useful for finding a good drum sound, as you can take note of the tension measurements and use them as a reference when tuning your drums in the future.
The device is made of a high-quality metal, and it's precision made in the USA. It feels robust and well-built, so it should last a long time if you're careful with it. It comes with a small, foam-lined box that protects the drum dial during transport.
Value For Money - 9/10
The drumdial is very affordable, and it offers a lot of value for the price. It helps you tune your drums quickly, and it's very easy to use. It's worth buying if you're struggling to tune your drums by ear, or if you want to save time when tuning your drums before a gig.
The drumdial works best on drums with double-flanged hoops. It won't work as effectively with die-cast hoops, although it's still useful. The reason why the drumdial doesn't work as well with die-cast hoops is because they present a more consistent force when being pulled through a hole. This can sometimes cause them to read differently than triple flanged hoops, but it's not a major problem.