Re: Trying to get a wide variety of sounds
My local GC had a kit out recently fitted with Black Chromes on the toms.
The sound dynamics were clearly deep and defined.
Based on this, I put a BC 16" for my Sonor Safari bass drum-batter head and it did deepen up the sounds, more bass depth than stock. The BCs also tuned up fairly easily.
I think you'll like them.