For the last song I recorded, I tuned the snare very wet, since it sounded much drier on recording than in person. I ended up getting a good sound, but when I went to mix the song, I found that the snare really had 2 fundamentals- one which dominated for rim shots at about 195Hz, and one which dominated for taps at about 170Hz.
Now, it turned out that I could use heavy eq to remove the "doofy" 170Hz tone, leaving only the higher fundamental and barely affecting the rim shot sound. The end result was good, but how did this happen in the first place?
I also came across this sound in a professional track too- The snare in "Resister, Resist Her" sits around 200Hz, but there's a small tap section at 1:08 where the "doofy" sound comes through, and the fundamental is around 180Hz. Very similar to what I experienced.