Nice snare. I play a Gretsch kit with a ludwig supra snare
as well, and love the combination.
On the snare muffler portion of the thread....
I've always attached a cymbal felt to an overhanging piece of gaffers tape. That way, when I hit the snare, the felt jumps off the head, allowing for the full attack and tone of the snare, and then settles down to cut off the resonating overtones. It has the same duration-shortening effect as moon gel, but lets the full "whack" through better. YMMV. Ever since I got the supra, I haven't used dampening because I love the overtones.