I had several different kits and I never even thought about the lugs affecting the resonance of a drum. The heads you choose and how you tune the drums affects your sound. Of course the shell material does play a part in drum resonance. To me what ever drum set you happen to have, or material it happens to be made out of, you can get it sounding the best it possibly can sound, just by the right head and tuning combination, it's usually trial and error, to get the way you like it. I like my kits to resonate to it's fullest. That means, thin heads, no muffling of any kind (unless its designed into the head) (No blankets, tape) and tune the batter head correctly and the resonate head correctly for your perticular sound. It's something you will always experiment with because they are always coming out with new types of heads and equipment.
I use the Emac evans
head for the bass drum batter head, and any single ply on the front head. For all my other batter heads, single ply, snare bottom head as paper thin as possible. For the most part it work's for me.