I play rock music, so I was looking for Tom sounds that were loud, boomy and clear. This isn't the easiest of combinations, but the Remo 12" Pinstripe was perfect for me.
The sound quality is was you expected from a company of this stature, they are used worldwide for a reason. The difference this made compared to my old heads was incredible, I just wanted to keep playing and playing songs that had good tom fills!
The quality was fantastic, they do mark quite easily but that is only on the surface, I have no concerns about the skin breaking any time soon!
In the studio I used Moon Gel to tighten up the sound, as to not overload the mix, and some sound guys have asked for this live too. It all depends on the sound you are after