I tried several tambourines from LP much more expensive than this, and I didn?t found the exact sound that i was listening in my head till I found this. Funnily enough, a much more cheaper tambourine, but with less lasting components. The jingles are starting to get small points of oxide after one year, unlike the Meinl TMT1R Tambourin Red that I also have and like. The problem with the Meinl for me is, it is more suitable for a much more noisy environment, in a loud stage, and I needed one for an acoustic and smaller setting. For that purpose the millenium sounds and fits perfectly for me. I just wish I had the same sound with more lasting components.