Originally Posted by oddtime74
Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the rule of thumb the thicker a drum head the longer it vibrates because of the weight?
You have it the opposite.
Thinner is more *resonation* one of the reasons a thinner 1 ply head is often used as a reso, irrespective of whats used on the batter (1, 2 ply or thicker...).
If you take it to the limit, think how thicker and thicker heads will eventually result in a dead sounding drum because of the lack of vibration.