Fat funky sound
I wanted a dry, fat, clean snare for funk/ jazz hop genre, and man did I ever get it. As another reviewer said, this is NOT a do-it-all snare- the sound is pretty specialized- but it does what it does PERFECTLY. That's not to say it's limited, it's not, but if you need some ring-a-ting this ain't the drum. You can use this for a wide range of music, as long as a dry woody sound is appropriate. Also, for the price, I think you'd be hard pressed to top the quality. The drum is gorgeous, the ash is highly figured, rims are castalicious, and the snare adjusts from both sides with the nicest system I've ever used. Top marks for fit, finish, and feel. IMHO, equals or exceeds boutique drums at 3x the price... Get you some.