I was asked to try out/jam with a new band and didn't want to lug my kit for just a couple of hours, so I took the Z4. So, after only a few months and not enough practice on the Zen and a sense of incredible under-preparation, I plugged in and looked at the guitarist expectantly.
"Let's try Santana's 'Black Magic Woman'," he said. This is a song my other band does really well - but it's always a bit tricky in the intro doing the cymbal roll and the start of the beat simultaneously on the kit. That's why Santana has more than one drummer! On the Zen, it was perfect - and together with my TD-20 "Live Timbales" kit, it was perhaps one of the best performances of that song I've ever done. The rest of the guys were dumb-struck.
The rest of the jam was blues and "pub rock" items - simple doof-doof-chick stuff, which is fairly easy on Z4.
Bottom line is that they were all blown away by this cool instrument and when I left, they were talking to the studio manager about the Zendrum.
As for the band, I don't think I'll be joining despite their enthusiasm. A couple of them are good musos, but their vocals are shocking and I almost cringed during every number. It's hard to believe they have regular gigs without any vocal ability.
But the point of the story is to encourage other Zendrummers to get it out there.