Short term, I'd suggest a small piece of Moongel, or gaff tape. Or, perhaps, try to strike it differetly. I have a 60s Zildjian 22" ride that has a roar that can quickly dominate everything, but learning to approach it with more grace has it playing along much more nicely. ;)
Great info, as always. Thanks. :)
As far as size, they measure 13.25", if that helps at all. I can take more pics, just tell me of what and how to frame them. I've taken a couple of the bell(s), but I don't know what would help most.
They sound washy and old-school, like the hats on older jazz and classic rock records. Searching youtube the closest sounding 13" hats were similarly weighted 50s Zildjians. I know these definitely aren't that, but I didn't expect them to be. ;)
I kinda figured they weren't anything special, but...
I recently picked up a ddrum 13x7 Dominion snare, birch with an ash veneer. Seems well built, good edges and seams, decent finish, decent hardware.
Sounds pretty good, too. Needs new heads, though.
Definitely a good drum for a hundred bucks. ;)