Is all about natural sounding, the normal felt is absorb too much of the vibration and made your cymbals doesn't sound the way it should be. Kenny, one of the very good drummer from Penang visited Drumstore and share to us about this matter, we recommended him to give Cympad a try. Cympad is design to enhance and controls cymbal's sound, isolates cymbal vibration from the cymbal stand , moderates sustain and increase articulation. Sounds cheesy ? Come on over and try it out! Kenny grab it and go home! See how satisfied he is! Thanks Bro!