After accidentally ordering this smooth finish head instead of the desired white coated head, i was pleasantly surprised to fine that it sounded equally as good! All remo ambassdor heads are my go to for big-kick sound. tighten the batter with towel for dampening, and keep this resonant head at a low-med tuning for some big, bonham style kick sounds that give you the full tonality of the shells you're using whilst still satisfying a lot of the spectrum. Punch and attack for days, whilst not being too resonant and 'ringy'. Love this head!