I've played a lot of the famous cast bronze snare drums and the thing that took me by surprise with the Tigra is the versatility. I knew it would respond to being played loudly, but it's warmth and throatiness when tuned down and played light is spectacular. A cast shell snare drum like this is an absolute necessity for any recording drummer.
That thing is a beast. Every time I cracked it, I felt it pulsate and vibrate between my legs for 10 seconds. Very, very substantial.
This instrument is clearly not for beginners. I've never played a drum so sensitive. Every varying stroke produces a different sound. I found it really exciting and I would have loved to have more time with it.
The tone is very clean and pure, it feels like the minimalistic hardware doesn't interrupt with the purity of the shell so notes are easy to hear and cut through. This snare is loud, sensitive and full bodied with great tone throughout. It fits perfectly into the style of music I play and feels like a versatile beast that would handle anything I throw at it. It is the most versatile bronze snare I have ever played and my favourite metal drums. I have owned 3 DW cast bronze snares (5,6 and 7 depths) and this sounds completely different, vastly superior and pure.