Best snare heads for sharp/cutting sound?
Hi all. Newbie Non-drummer here, posting for my son. I've noticed that his snare does not "cut" through the mix as well as the snares of other drummers when playing shows/festivals with other bands. I'm sure a big part of the issue is that he is just a kid (<100lbs), and he does not hit the drums as hard as adult players. But is there any kind of head that I can put on his snare to get a little more pop given his limited strength? The snare he uses is a Mapex black panther that he won in a drumming contest. It is wood (maybe maple?), and 13" in diameter. Or should we be looking for a different kind of snare (like a metal snare?)? Thanks!