That is the problem I'm going thru now. Long story short, I sold my older model Pearl kit to buy a mid level used set I had my eye on. But to my surprise some of my friends and band mates privately pitched in and surprised me with a brand new Rockstar set. I fully appreciated it. I have great friends, but the sound is........well, you know what I'm saying. And yes, no matter what heads I put on it, the kick drum sounds like paper. I'm so thankful for what my friends did but I have to get out from behind that kit without hurting their feelings.I bought a second hand Tama Rockstar DX.
Piano black, long lugs etc etc.
The bass drum was absolutely bloody awful.
The toms were lifeless no matter what I did to them.
Just a dreadful pile of plies and chrome.
Regret selling my Premier Genista......BIG time.