My Pearl SSC birch/kapur 20x16 is very lound with a clear PS3 batter and ebony Ps3 reso with 4” hole. Nothing inside, narrow felt damping the batter about 4” from the bottom. Tuned JAW but is louder when I go up another 1/4 turn.
Lots if great replies. Don’t let it get you down. These things happen for good reason. Soon you will find yourself in a better band.
PS, as much as it helps to talk about your health issues, putting them up on the interweb will cast a negative bias on your image.