I have played response 2 heads since I can remember. At one point I played Remo Ambassadors and pinstripes for a trial and I wasn't happy. I am a rock drummer, and if tuned properly, these heads will make any drum sound like it came out the the recording. If you are looking for more resonance than sustain in a drum head, I highly recommend giving the response 2 a try. I know they aren't the cheapest 2 ply head out there, but the sound is amazing if tuned properly. They also can take quite a beating. I know a few people that played daily and didn't change their heads for an entire two years! The coating holds up extremely well compared to other manufacturers. Again, I highly recommend these heads to anyone looking for a high resonance, low sustain sounding drum.