I was told the venue last night had a drum kit, even so that makes me worried. This is a Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute. I've never played a birch kit but i will say this thing was killer! Nice cymbals too Quick Beats and a killer ride, Ludwig Atlas hardware and a DW5000 pedal. I did bring my own throne and pedal but used their pedal ( same as mine). The only thing was i couldn't get a good snare sound. Both heads were cranked and the snares were cranked but it was a dead thud with no snare wound. I messed with it for a while but it never really sounded good. I regret not bringing my snare, next time!