I use a 13x3 pearl steel piccolo as my main snare. It cracks very well especially with an Evans genera dry on batter and an Evans 300 snare side. These drums are also not terribly expensive. If you check the used section on guitar center there's usually a couple in there for a pretty good price. I hate ringy snares and this one has no internal muffler which is why I went with the genera dry on top to cut out the overtones. But it also sounds killer with a remo ambassador on the batter, but you will get overtones with that one.