nice! what brand is the 28? is it vintage?I use a 26X14 for about every application. It works quite well. I also use a 28X14 just as often and that also sounds amazing in every application, Including studio recording. I left my 28" in the studio for about a month and half the bands recording in that time opted to use that instead of the 22" that was there already as it sounded killer.
I use powerstroke 3 on both drums.
Mole Skin works great too. Just about impervious to even the 'old school' hardwood bass drum beaters. Simply shape to your Single/double bass drum pedal impact point(s). They last for years on end. Scissor-cut to size. Sticky backed to stay.I could use my 16x26 for that kind of music easily.
I just use a Coated Ambassador batter and good tuning (smooth white front). A muffle roll I made myself goes between the head and pedal post. I use a 3" x4" piece of Coated ambassador material taped to the beater impact point. Very old school way of doing it