Originally Posted by Les Ismore
Depends on what sound you're looking for. You could drop-in a deeper shell (5.5-6-6.5 etc.), all you need is longer tension rods up top. Shell could be any material, any thickness. All you have is options.
I know that all the Pearl, 14" free floating shells are interchangeable, but I wasn't considering going that far. With Diplomat's, I can get a snappy marching sounding snare with this drum the way it is and that's what I was after when I got it. I just haven't had any luck getting anything else out of it that I like. I think I'm going to try a clear Diplomat batter on the snare side today. For years I've wondered what a batter head on the snare side would sound like, but I've never done it. I'll find out today. Thanks for the response.