Hi Folks. Just wanted to check in about this drum. I took delivery of the new Ludwig 8 lug 5x14 BB. Its the regular version, not the anniversary gold hardware version. They've got a winner here. It feels absolutely great to play and sounds insanely good. It came with a Ludwig Heavy snare head and ive been playing it for a few hours. What a great drum. I never liked the five inch BBs too much because they felt a little constricted to me. This drum is just fantastic. If youre on the fence about one of these, do not hesitate!