New to the forum... I just got a used Dios Ash kit. The only drum I have tuned so far is the kick but I am pleased with it. Great punch and volume but not warm like maple. I think this will be a loud kit for sure. I did mess around with the snare some and while it is ok, it's not what I expected. Not much character, dry and not much overtone, kinda flat sounding... but loud. Maybe another head type??? It will have it's time and place one day but it is not nearly dynamic as my Yamaha tour custom.