I am so satisfied with the punch, tone, rebound, and results of changing from the dead sounding EMAD-2 batter I had on my Pearl Maple Session Customs. This 22" coated bass drum easily tuned to a great sound within a minute. I have a logo front reso (no hole) and I have no patch on the batter, no internal muffling, just tuned the way it should be. It has a perfect balance of punch, with just enough sustain to produce a defined note and tone. The playability and control has never been better. Whether I play an open stroke or a dampened one, the sound is so musical. This is the head and the sound you've been searching for! Keep it tuned loose and don't crank it up when you're seating it. To seat it get the hoop on and just press a little in the center, then maybe 2 full turns on each tensioner. Wish I had done this years ago instead of being frustrated with the Evans or Aquarian heads. I play everything from jazz to fusion to rock and this sounds right in all these styles. If you want greater volume, get the Clear version and use a patch too. Enjoy!!
Jack of Speed