These drums are INCREDIBLE. They sound great, are easy to tune, and look as good as they sound. Tama really knows what they're doing with the Starclassic series. The Birch/Bubinga hybrid is loud and punchy, and beautiful. Let's not forget the price! You can get a set of drums this caliber from DW for $2000+; or you can spend less than $2000 and get these.