Okay, either you are missing my point or I'm not making myself clear.Ok....I have a little time let's play shall we? Lol
1. Who said *anything* about a TIGHT reso? No one even suggested such a thing. You read that into my post.
2. Where did the OP say they wanted a "thuddy" tuning?
3. Who is trying to educate you? You did not ask for help. Am trying to help the OP, not indoctrinate you on tuning methods lol.
If-*if* you followed my directions to detune down to finger tight then tighten one half to one full turn on the batter, and then tuned your reso equal to or slightly higher you will NOT have a "basketball" sound. Period...
Equal or slightly higher reso tunings are THE normal tuning setting suggestion in the MAJORITY of tuning guides.
Never said a lower pitched reso won't work for some people, just stated the "generally" accepted view.
To steer a newbie away from "generally" accepted practice is not the best way to get them to a good starting point for tuning...in my opinion of course. My goal was to give the OP a basic place to start that would get him or her close to a usable tuning without having to read or watch videos *if* they just wanted to get going with their new kit.
Doing something for "30 years" doesn't change any of this.
I truly wish you the best, and like I said, always good to have a third option.
First off, I read nothing into your post. Saying that a tight reso always is a myth had nothing to do with what you said. I added that because there are people who think the reso should be cranked. This simply isn't true. I was only pointing out that sometimes a loose reso is okay.
What I'm getting at is this: if you want to change the body of the drum but like the attack and note, change the tuning of the reso. Sure you can do it with the batter, but then you also change the note and attack, as well as the stick response. Same thing with moongel or tape. If you change the reso tuning, you can keep the things you like and tune out the parts you don't. I'm not saying everyone should have a loose reso, I'm saying if you want a thuddy sound keep the reso loose. If you want a more of a boingy sound, tune the reso up.
Think about it this way, what happens when you take the reso off but don't touch the batter? The drum loses its body.