Jason has the mind of getting a better sound , it is very important for him as a drummer! The normal felt is actually block the cymbal from sound the way it should be,it is not natural. Thats what Cympad concern about! Comes with top and bottom, Chromatics and Optimizer, with both , the cympad isolate the vibration from the cymbal, makes it sound really natural when you hit it! Come over and let us demo to you! And thanks Jason!