Was looking to buy the maple or bubinga snare , till I started researching this walnut snare from Tama...Watching and listening on line to several demo's and reviews, I finally decided with the help of Adam, at Sam Ash Music. His opinions and recommends were greatly appreciated. After a short back order ,I recieved it...Very pleased, could not be happier. The build and looks went perfectly with my kit, ( after tweeking and adjusting) the bad A., snap ,crack andPop!!! . Thanks to Adam ,and folks @ SAM ASH , Can't stop playin !