We're kindred spirits, I think. ? I'm running an EMAD on the batter side with the small ring and the included DW pillow just barely touching the resonant head. The other pillow is resting in the bottom of the drum but not touching anything. Remo heads everywhere else.Apologize if I missed it, but what head are you using on the batter side of your bass drum? I’m a Remo guy for everything else, but running an emad with the small ring along with an Evans eq pillow just touching the bottom of the reso. I was rewarded with a very deep, punchy, fat kick sound at he gig. What a great feeling to have that power under my foot.