Can you use your own snare????
Yup, we do the same. We run a click along with performance tracks (extra strings, pads, etc.) with auditory cues as well which helps.Do you play with a click? This is the first church where I've played to a click and I love it. There's no e-drums or super quiet playing. It's in a drum cage with in-ears and a click.
Cool. Probably cranking the actual batter head helps too.UPDATE:
I got to go check it out yesterday, and it actually plays, rolls, and sounds great! I was really impressed. The guy who changed out the heads recently tuned them really well, and there's no need to take it off. Is there a difference in rebound? Maybe a slight difference. However, it sounds good and I think it's going to work well.