Hi all. I have 3 sets right now and one is maple, one is Philippine Mahogany, and one is Birch. They all sound good but it seems with the birch set I can never get rid of snare buzz no matter how I tune the snare or toms and it drives me crazy. I have no problem getting great sounds from the Maple set and the Mahogany set without any snare buzz at all. I might mention here I'm using a 4" cast bronze snare 14" with whichever set I have set up at the time. Also it seems the birch has to be tinkered with a lot more often to keep them half in tune versus the other two sets. Is this common with birch shells and is there something you birch players figured out to tame these drums and get them sounding really good without the snare buzz? Thanks comrades.