I love this tamborine..i play it all the time in church and my tamborine can be heard over all the other tamborines in the church. Sometimes me and my daughters argue over who is gonna play it the longest in church. Now i know i gotta buy two more for my babies. Its sturdy, durable, light- weight and easy to play. The head of the tamborine has this special echo effect dat can be heard outside the walls of my church..once again..i love and cant get enough of my tamborine..i even named it James Brown because the mahogany brown color and resounding sound stands out from the rest and makes a statement. And with my tamborine i always put on a show at church.