I have an LP Salsa Line conga and tumba which I play seated. I wanted a solution to open up the bass tones as these are just damped out when playing directly on a carpeted floor. What can I say? This is just a fantastic piece of kit. It lifts the whole tonality of the drum to new heights - one small lift for the drum - one huge leap for your sound. It is easy to tilt the drum whilst on the platform and there is no slippage. If you turn your drum when tuning up or down you do need to remove from the platform as the grip otherwise makes this difficult - though this is no inconvenience in the big scheme of things. If you play seated with your congas on the floor - get this -it's simply excellent.