Re: So I got a 28 inch BD.. Now for the heads..
Good advice here already but I'd personally go with a black dot on the batter side and a white coated ambassador on the front (or clear, depending on what you want). Before you even use a felt strip, try tuning it down. Generally I find on the big drums, if tuned down, the ring is so low when the whole band starts playing that you can't hear it. Heck, even if tuned up with the band at full volume, you won't hear the ring, either.