My personal choice is coated ambassadors. I think a 10 mil single-ply is a good place to start, but the various brands are different in tone and feel. Pick a medium tom size (12, 13, 14....) and order singles of the various brands to demo. I've gone this route, and can't recommend it enough. There are lots of good quality offerings out there, but we all have our preferences. For me, the ambassadors have a tone and liveliness that I prefer.