This butt plate is almost perfect. Unfortunately, you will have to try out various tunings of the bottom snare head in order to get the most vast difference between the three settings. In addition, be cautious of what thickness of shell you are going to put this on. The screws that come with this butt plate, as well as the ones that come with the partnered throw off, were not long enough to go all the way through my 16 ply shell. However, don't let these points put you off buying this. The build quality is second to none, the colour really stands out (unlike some items that claim to be gold yet are just a yellow copper looking colour), the system is really easy to use and is as easy to install. As is with the throw off, this can get dirty rather quickly, and so would recommend a clean every now and then. With the right tuning, the difference in sound between each setting can be incredible. The ability to switch throughout a song is a capability all drummers should have. Try it and you won't be disappointed.