I've had great success with Evans
Emad batter head. On the church drumset (pearl birch master session w/22" x 18" bass), we have an emad batter head and EQ3 resonant head with a DW
pillow inside. The resonant head has a 5" hole in it which gets rid of the "boing" sound that non vented big bass drums can have. It now provides a great big THUMP sound.
My own dw
drumset has a smaller 18" x 16" bass drum. On that, I have an Emad batter head and the stock (no hole) dw
resonant head(I believe that head is made by remo
). A smaller drum can get away with not having a big hole for air to escape.
Sometimes though, you may have to just spend some extra cash and buy a few different kinds to find the one you like. It'll be money well spent if you're picky on how your drums sound.