I have never played a set of these myself but every single recording I hear they have this beautiful low fundamental and thuddy focused sound. I'm especially interested in the superstar's pre-1984/5 that have the big round over bearding edges. What I don't get though is how such a thick birch shell can produce such low full notes? The floor toms alone sound like bass drums going off. I am very close to pulling the trigger on a set. I LOVE big drums and big low sounds out of drums but I also play fast and do double bass work as I play metal. The big wide open ludwig classics sound awesome and with proper heading and tuning I'm sure I could clean up any mud big sized drums bring to the table but those drums are really meant to sing I feel like and they sing forever. I am wondering if these thick birch superstars with the round over edges will be just what I'm looking for in terms of big, low, full, but focused and articulate. Any one have experience with these drums?.