This is a rare example of, "On a scale of 1 to 10 - it rates at 30 !". I've seen the videos from Sabian, heard the comments from Jojo Mayer, but only after actually playing one do I now appreciate just what the concept and result really achieved. You can really BASH this as a rock crash ! It doesn't fail to deliver as a ride, loud or gentle. It really is expressive ! There's no fear of damaging it with some hard hitting. I feel the price has been kept artificially low because people take a lot of persuasion to try something completely new/different/unusual.