Hi Fellas , Old & young , people of all shapes and sizes . I've been playing drums for the past 35 years and have tried many many a snare sound .. Nothing & I repeat myself ...NOTHING will get close to coming near the sheer all round tone & build quality of this one ...and to top it all ...It's got the free floating system . Get it and you'll be floating with a constant smirk on your face for the rest of your playing days & more . Whenever I play this friendly monster , all i get is an array of open mouths from people , sound techs and other drummers . If you manage to get your hands on it , keep it tight cause it'll be your loyal snare for life !