The Drum Dial is okay, but it pales in comparison to the Tune-Bot. It's better than nothing but if you really want great sounding drums, the Tune-Bot is the way to go.Well I use the actual drum dial. If you look up some instructions from drum dial on you tube that may help. When people say table top tight that means absolutely nothing to me. One thing it does do for you it gets you consistent. I mean if you want a lower or higher tone you have a reference point. Half way decent or cheap drums, some common sense and I think you might like it. Good luck.
This is coming from a past (and present) Drum Dial owner. It's no contest.