I've been looking at the Uptown. Glad to hear that you like it. My only qualm is whether it's loud enough for classic rock.. I had a 20" Custom dry and love it's sound but couldn't get enough volume and the Uptown sounds and feels the same as the custom dry except 18 instead of 20"....????
For solo practice and in a rock band rehearsal setting (assuming everyone isn't blasting) it is plenty loud. For live performance I personally find it to fall just a bit short volume wise, however every person I've shared the stage with and friends 'in the know' in the crowd have always commented on it sounding great. It records like a dream. The bell is small but has a pleasing bark to it when given a good whip. Overall I really enjoy it, I've been playing one cymbal (besides hats) set up for many years and it's by far my favorite to fill that spot. I don't think it would replace a k custom dry if you already have one but if you need a smaller alternative and/or a very complimentary cymbal for a larger set up it would be perfect.