My Tama Starclassic Birch Performers came with that head combo....I used G2 clears over G1 clears on a Pearl Masters Studio. Tried out a lot of combos, that was the best for my music at the time. I think the diecast hoops help in cutting the overtones, pinstripes were too dead to me.
Mine too. Tried all sorts but always came back to Pinstripes. My Pearl BLX & MLX were the same as wellWhen I had my Recording Customs I was working in a music store. I was able to buy heads at dealer cost, so I tried a bunch of different heads on them. In the end, I ended up refitting them with the heads that Yamaha delivered them with - Remo Clear Pinstripes. Absolutely nothing came close to making those birch shells sing with such authority.