Once I threw on some pinstripes, this thing finally sounded good- like really good in my opinion. Tuned up, no uncomfortable resonance. I do not use the stock snare, because it isn't too hot. I now have coated heads, and I removed the highest tom (because who really uses those these days) and its a great kit to be behind. Not too big and not too small, just comfy. The 20" Kick is the perfect amount of boom.