I have TAMA Artwood snare that is sounding off-pitch (a bit tin-ny - like Lars' snare in St.Anger) after replacing the TAMA stock heads (i believe made by REMO?). I use EVANS drumheads in all my drums from years and never had this issue with other snares, or any drum at all.
I've been playing this snare for over a year with the stock heads and it sounded great. About 2 months ago, I replaced the batter head with an EVANS Hydraulic Snare head and the reso head with a EVANS Resonant Black. And now the drum sounds thin-ny. Here are the things that I have tried without success:
Tune the heads very high for a day. Detune them and let them sit for day and then re-tune both heads:Tin sound still there.
Put up to 4 gels on the batter head: no difference
2 Gels on reso head: tin sound there but more in the background.
Replaced the reso head back with the stock head and keeping the new hydraulic head: Tin sound is there.
Replaced the batter head with EVANS ST Dry (from another snare) keeping stock reso: Tin sound got less perceptible, but still there, specially when hitting the drum "normal"
Replaced the batter head with a new EVANS Onyx (my go-to head) keeping stock reso: Tin sound got less perceptible, but still there, same as above.
Replace the stock snares with a PURESSOUND 24 strands set (also from another snare): Tin sound got a bit less perceptible when single hitting the drum. If I do a flam, a double, or a roll, you hear the tin sound.
Add gels to both batter and reso heads: the tin sound is almost gone when playing the whole kit. However, it comes through when drums are miced.
Any advice is appreciated.