Re: What else have you guys used besides Moongel?
That ring and overtone are why you buy a brass drum in the first place. I just got one of those $99 Aces, myself. I put put a Vintage Emperor and a hazy Ambassador on it. I switched out the snares with a Fat Cat 30 strand. It does have more overtones than I am used to but I like it. In a close mic'ed situation, it might need a half inch of gaff tape but other than that,I would keep wide open. I hate 0-rings!! :)