Great kit for a little space. Easy (10 minute) set-up and tear-down for not-at-home practice sessions and small gigs. I use this kit to accompany a flute ensemble. It can be played loud, but it plays softly very well. The bass drum sound isn't all that low; at E2(82.4Hz) it feels more like a low tom, and using the "sound director/pad" kills the resonance (sounds very much like a pillow in a normal bass drum). That is using the supplied head, though (which many recommend to replace with an Evans EMAD 18" _tom_ head -- it uses tom hoops, not bass drum hoops). Note that not using the sound director means that the 16" tom above the bass drum will also sound when the bass drum is played (at least when using a sitting position). Figure on spending a couple of hours tuning the kit and setting things up -- particularly the snare, which sounds horrible out of the box, but tuned up to sound excellent with superb response at low volume. Set up the bass drum pedal slightly off center for better tone. Add a moon gel to each tom and this set is very playable. For those that wonder, the bass drum pedal is included, the cymbal arms are not.