I play live music in a band with lots of musicians and, amazingly, two drummers! That's right, we have two drumsets setup, and we often play in unison; other times we play different parts. Anyway, our drums are never mic'd. I'm trying to make my bass drum sound very powerful. I've tried different batter heads, and my favorite is the simple Remo Coated Emperor. For muffling, I stick some of those Remo Foam Dots on the inside of the batter head. Right now, my resonant head is the Remo Powerstroke 3, with no hole. I'm fixin' to try a Remo Smooth White Ambassador for my resonant head. What do you all think?