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Old 03-12-2013, 05:08 PM
forflex forflex is offline
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Default Re: drumdial vs tension watch setting

Originally Posted by Dre25 View Post
Well shouldn't that mean they're exactly the same.
Well... no... not necessarily. as per user mikeL on 2/19/2012

"The dials are essentially an engineering measuring device for machine tooling etc.

They are adapted for drum use. If the springs used are of even a slightly different tension, and they will be, in the same model and make of dial, you will get a different reading between dials. They were not designed to measure pressure (the head) but flatness/depth."

... I agree with Mike but was hoping there would be some consistency between the dials that could be compared.
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