Agreed: it can be too tight (when ghost notes barely get any snare resonance - that can be a useful way to measure it...)How tight would you say? I'm starting to think maybe my definition of cranked might have been excessive.
I just backed it off until the drum opened up. And i got none of the issues you would associate with a truly loose bottom head. It's still plenty tight and focused, just minus all the downside associated with a (possibly excessively) tight snare side head.