I have used this head for over a year of touring on my hammered black beauty. And no joke, people still ask me how I get my snare to sound so good. Keep in mind, I do have a super 30 strand snare wire on the bottom. I can tune it low, medium, or high. Sounds great. If you like low tunings, get this guy. If you dont want to worry about breaking your snare head during your whole tour, get this guy.