So I could (and often do) go on and on about it but I'll try to keep it brief as I don't want to steal R2112's thunder.What is special about it? What makes you love it so much?
1. The tone is rich, complex and unique. Overtones vary according to tuning but always blend beautifully with the fundamental. I play this drum every day and while I've always loved practicing, this makes it super easy to spend the day in the woodshed. Granted, there aren't many times I have a full day available but the point is, it always leaves me wanting more.
2. It's super responsive, whisper to roar. Ghost notes have a tiny little pocket of tone under them and the drum never chokes when I'm slamming backbeats at the end of the fourth set. My experience is that the responsiveness actually makes the drum a bit more difficult to play because, to my ears, variations in velocity and positioning translate into wider sonic variations. Kind of reminds me of how some people say direct drive pedals are a little too responsive. Hopefully that makes sense.
3. The tuning range at which the drum sounds great is extra, extra wide.
4. It's freaking gorgeous!
And so much for being brief. I'm gonna go home and play my drum.