My "go to" snare for years. I own a couple. Brass as well as chrome plated aluminum. These are classics. I t does not take much work to make these sound great and you have to work hard to make them sound bad. They also have a great feel to them. My only gripe is the strainer has been made cheaper over the years. But replacement strainers are cheap, so I keep one on hand as a spare. Dont drop the drum, especially on the strainer, or its goodbye strainer and a dented shell. Be good to this drum and it will outlast you.