I've used this drum head in a range from Heavy Metal bands to Jazz/Funk groups. No matter the environment, this drum head delivers AMAZING sounds. Played with some hard hitters before, and this head has withstood against a guy who dented a Remo Ebony Pinstripe bass (which, btw, is RIDICULOUSLY thick). In a few simple words, This bass drum head has made even a Groove Percussion set sound like a Tama or Pearl. That, should be about enough said.