I traded in 2 cowbells for this bad boy and did not have to pay anything extra. Sam Ash has a super generous trade in policy. One of the trade ins was too high pitched. The other was so loud it would only be appropriate for a Foghat cover band. The Mike Johnston model is perfect for a variety of situations and comes with tuning magnets to really dial it in. The product is very musical and never overwhelming. Thank you Mike and Sam Ash.