I bought this cowbell because I was always looking for Dave Weckl's cowbell sound, and this is the exact model he uses.
The cowbell has a big surface so it is easy to get some dynamic sounds from it and allows it to be played musically, it isn't a one sound cowbell, you can get around 3-4 sounds from it depending on how you play it, while most cowbells can be ignorant and bury the band if you are not careful, watch any Dave Weckl footage that you can get your hands on.
The build is solid, and the wing nut has yet to come loose on me at any time during a performance.
This is ideal for Funk, Latin and Pop playing, it doesn't have a specific note to it, so it never clashes with anything melodic or harmonic that your band could be playing, where as a bongo, cha cha, or salsa cowbell could give you problems.
This is the cowbell to have for all situations, it is yet to let me down or give off a brash or harsh sound in any musician situation.