Originally Posted by poika
No it's pretty loose actually. I have a Remo ps3 and I like it low, it gives a nice thud to it.
I play the bass drum with a lot of force sometimes, and I think it's just a case of not enough pressure getting out, causing the batter head to bounce back a bit too much.
That seems odd to me. I tend to play very hard, and bury the beater all the time, and never have an issue as long as my head isn't too tight.
I guess there are many more factors to take into consideration (beater type, kick drum size, type of head, internal/external dampening, etc.)