Ok, so kids are out of college, out of the house, and after 40 years of rocking 6 strings I've decided to buy myself a drum kit. I'm not a drummer, and I've never played. So I bought an old tama swingstar 5pc, complete with cymbals and hardware for 150 bucks. Set it up, and at the advice of some drummer buddies, I bought all new skins. Remo pinstripes for batter, and standard clear ambassador for reso heads.... and what a nightmare. Simply couldn't get them tuned, or a decent tone, and after 2 weeks of tweaking i broke down and ran to a local music store and bought coated ambassadors. Don't know If using coated heads as reso heads is a thing, but at least I was able to get something that didn't sound like to garbage pails tumbling down a flight of stairs.... and although I was able to get these heads to all get along and sound ok, I can't help assuming there are better choices. Maybe you guys can help me out with good known head combinations for an old 5pc kit running 12 13 and 16 inch toms. I've spent 2 weeks reading and watching videos, but being inexperienced, I don't quite have enough knowledge or hands on to look at 30 different drum heads and know what works well with these tama tom sizes. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.