Re: Snare batter and resonant head suggestions?
I use an Aquarian Hi Velocity batter over an Aquarian Hi Performance snare side on my Tama Rockstar snare. I don't normally use 2-ply heads on metal snares but this particular head on this particular drum tames down the ring just enough so that it's still lively but under control and gives the tone a little more meat.
I've also used an Aquarian Modern Vintage medium and an Evans ST on this drum and liked them both as well. The Rockstar snare is no frills but it's a solid all-around drum, and it responds to a lot of different heads and tunings pretty well.