The first thing I noticed about this product was the amount of different ways you can play it. Having a tuneable pandiero is brilliant. The drum key is slightly cheap and flimsy but it does the job, just don't loose it. The drum head is a 12" emperor head so it can be changed inexpensively. Using this pandiero as a bass drum works really well just bare in mind it doesn't sound like a bass drum until you mic it up and purchase a cowbell foot clamp to fit it too. But once you have done this it sounds awesome. Especially for country music. A great product and well worth the price.