I use it for about 1 year. I previously had a pearl D2000. I chose the Yamaha because I wished to have, like the pearl, a seat with 4-foot bases. On the manufacturing front, it's legit, but below pearl and gibraltar in my opinion. It is very comfortable, their weight and 4 bases provide him perfectly stable, careful though tightening, you really tight like a bully, otherwise it loosens which can quickly be annoying. The price is in the middle of what is actually cheaper than a pearl or tama; but more than Gibraltar. I recommended in the problem, though I try to separate myself because I will wish to return to a classic round seat.