Don't wait - save for it and get it. I had the 3.1 chip previously, and it was great. But with the Draken
, I was part of the lucky 'dirty' dozen who got not only the 4.1, but also the 4.2 and finally the 4.3 circuit boards!! The Inspector even let me replace the last circuit board myself. Great chance to see inside the Draken. I do not
recommend anyone open up their Zen without Dave's authorization.
Recently while waiting for a new band, I've been attending local 'county pickin' jams at the VFW halls, where the average age is 80 and '2' on the amp means 'TOO LOUD'.
This is where you'll be able to fully appreciate the new Z4 sensitivity. I've had to turn my volume way down, and really learn how to so gently touch the pads. This has been a great learning opportunity for me, as I have gone back and re-calibrated a few pads in the process. I have also found that the pad's surface adhesive coefficient is also a factor. Playing lightly after eating some fried chicken is totally differant that with perfectly clean hands and slick free pads. Still working on the perfect cohesive factor.
The Z3 is great and will serve most for a long long time. The Z4.3 is well worth the upgrade if you really want to expand the Zendrums potential.