Re: It's Been Awhile, But Look at What I Got!
Congrats on a beautiful snare! You won't be sorry once you get it dialed in the way you like. I have a 2009 LM400 Supraphonic, and it is an amazing snare drum.
For the muffling, or having a bit more control over the ring, I've been using an Evans Genera Dry batter head, with an Evans Glass 200 snare side, with 42-Strand Snare Wires. That combo lets the drum sing, but keeps the overtones in check without making the drum sound dead.. Also, try 42-Strand snare wires! Holy snare-slap Batman!