I bought this snare on Ebay. I took a guess on it. I saw that it had ten lugs and thought the price was right so I bought it expecting a knock around snare to practice with. I put new batter and resonant heads on it, tuned it in a matter of seconds. It is now 6 hours later and I am still in shock at how finely it tunes and sounds as good as most and better than some of the high end snares. I have a DW maple snare and it doesn't come close to the performance of this one. By all means...I highly recommend this drum.