I just got a Drum Dial as an early birthday gift and used it today. I only tuned the rack tom, set it to 75 for both batter and reso. Even though the tension is supposed to be the same on the hoops at every rod, it didn't feel like the force I exerted with the tuning key was the exact same at every rod to get them there. It was mostly even but for one or two it was more, and for one or two, way less (as in almost none at all). Correct me if I'm wrong but that sounds like an imperfection somewhere (heads, hoops, bearing edge, lugs, etc.). I haven't had a chance to hear it yet though. My two year old son would've thought it was time to drum and it breaks daddy's heart to say "no" to that So, I'll give it a test spin later. Anyway, what are the thoughts from some of you vets out there? Uneven angular force on the tension rods = imperfection somewhere in the drum?