I bought a Tama kit of some variety around 5 years ago. A year or two ago I was told changing my heads might make the kit sound better. Everything is still as it was.. I did buy a new pair of sticks recently because my old pair is a bit chewed up, but the drum kit itself has seen any wear. My only problem is with the tom tom heads, but even from day 1 they were extremely high pitched and sound more like a guitar string being plucked then a drum.