I'd ordered this monster last year, or so. Waited for it to arrive and when it did; tuned it to perfection and 'pounded the crap of it' while mainly staying in tempo. :)
Truth is, THIS snare is wonderful: great, best ever rim shots; great for hard rock; and, in my case, jazz with the odd offbeat. . .
Stellar, all the way; AND, with every style of music, imo. Albeit hefty, the tones outta this snare are often so unlike most commercial stuff. . . /smh
Sure, you may not like it. It can be temperamental, but so can most drummers. -No lie, this snare won't be one of those, "It's okay", kind of snares. This snare mixes well, and can be easily heard in the back of nearly any room, even without amplification.
You wanna beat on it? Great. You wanna tease it with a brush? Works either way.