I notice especially in metal you often hear a snare sound that is very "thunky" with almost no discernable snare wire sound, but still not fully resonant as if the snares are off. Often kind of deep sounding too. I wonder how that sound is achieved? I've read about people customizing their snares to have fewer wires, but not sure if that's the trick. Incidentally, the Gavin Harrison signature snare comes with an 8 wire snare, but I haven't found anything close to that low of a count off the shelf (16 is what I could find without looking super hard).