I know its been discussed but i got to give Pearl credit. Ive owned a few Pearl snares from Sensitones when they first came out to Dennis Chambers snares,all performed great and with consistency. I got a Modern Utility when they were introduced several months back for a jam i was hosting. Folks,i played that snare this weekend at two gigs and did it deliver! The thin maple shell and 1.3 m hoops,the sound was very much like a 3 ply snare,cracked when needed,articulate and punchy,responsive and throaty! Meat and potatos type drum like a Sensi. Great bang for the buck! Keep it up,Pearl!