That's interesting. I wouldn't have thought mesh heads would make any sound wether you leave the resos on or not. What sort of sound does it make? The Gen 16's are quiet but they don't really sound like regular cymbals by themselves. You have to use the sound module with them and that's just more gear to haul around. Although I have thought about trying them.If you want quiet you can use mesh batter heads and keep the mylar reso heads. Tune the reso heads for the tone you want and you are good to go for the drums. For the cymbals you can use Zildjian Gen 16's. There's your quiet drum set. Definately 1/2 - 2/3rds quieter without reinventing the wheel.