Ok thx. Will experiment a little with it. Yes its pretty cranked. I don't really have good feeling on loose snare head. Rim shots just dont feel good to me and I think its not cutting enough cause we are playing loud.In terms of a snare's dimensions, "pitch" is more influenced by diameter than by depth. How are you tuning your maple shell? If you're cranking it, try dropping to a medium range. You might be surprised by how much body you can get from a 5" depth.