Hey guys, I've been playing drums for about 18 months now and ive recently purchased a mapex saturn kit. While I was at it I picked up the Chris Adler signature snare. If you're unfamiliar with it, its a 12x5.5 walnut snare. I play metal, and i was hoping somebody could help me on developing the right sound. I'm not the best tuner of drums by any means, but i do manage tuning to an extent. I understand the different ways to change the sound of a snare, but i cant seem to get the right feel. I'm looking for more of a wood sounding thump/crack. Obviously i have this thing cranked pretty high and although it has a great and loud sound, it decays VERY fast and almost gets a metallic sound to it. Im not sure if this is my doing, or even if anything can be done due to the snare structure. Ive also tried getting the sound out of the standard 14 saturn snare, but the adler BP blows it out of the water in all departments, with the exception of real estate and striking area. I was hoping if somebody could explain a tuning method to give it more thump without giving me too much buzz or flatness. Thanks, sorry for the long post.