I now have two of these drums, and I can not praise them enough. I use them for shamanic journeying work, and when I have drummed for other people, they have often remarked at how surprised they were afterwards to find out that there was just one drum drumming. This drum produces a very rich sound, and can be played delicately or at volume for shamanic trance dance. I have used this outside in the British climate, and it has stood up well. I also feel that these drums are manufactured with high integrity, and even though they are synthetic it is still possible to build a relationship with them over time, just as you would with a drum made from real skin.
I thought I would write a little review. I have given these 5 stars BUT they are 5 star for what I am using them for which is recovering from a knee anthroscopy (knee operation). I have been hobbling around the house and for this use they really can not be faulted. I do not know how they would stand up to rigorous use on tough terrain, but for lighter use they are superb value for money.
I am learning Portuguese and am using this as my main dictionary. However, my partner is Brazilian and when we try and explain words to each other, we sometimes find that the definitions in this dictionary are inaccurate. There do not seem to be too many other dictionaries available, so although this is OK, it is by no means perfect and there is room for improvement. The actual layout is clear and it is easy to read.