The batter drum head of this set is the quintessential snare drum head for a reason. It can take the hard hit of a blast beat and respond to the soft touch of brushes. I play in a rock pop band, but I have also used this snare head for projects in other genres such as funk, grunge, punk and hard rock, and the sound I get from this snare head every time is the one I need. I kill unwanted overtones with some gaffer tape, which leaves no glue residue (gel pads being of course another dampening option).

The resonant head responds very well to the snares and resists high tuning. Don't crank it up too much, though: you want it responsive, not cracked.

Overall, a great set of drum heads that works for most situations.