Just wrote a nice long reply and closed it by accident!
Sorry if this one seems blunt but i'm just getting straight to the points
Metal "click" comes from micing REALLY close, using hard beaters, lots
of effects, there's no drum skin that naturally creates that sound.
tuning your kick really low, just taking the creases out. If you don't do this usually
then you might be surprised, reduces sustain.
Most skins give a good sound,
and it's more to do with the age of the skin, a worn out skin won't give out a nice
G2's are good skins, would sound lovely. But for a really nice punchy
rock sound i'd go for these:
Evans EC2 with SST (coated or clear).
Resonant heads really aren't that
important. Some people will disagree, but i change mine once for every 5 times i change my
batter maybe. But check out the evans EC reso's:
compliment the batters nicely if you have the cash to spare!
Super nice head! Nice deep and punchy sound providing it's on the right kick. I prefer a
smaller kick (20 rather than 22") for a punchy sound. Tighter and more controlled, less
Hope that helps. But like I said, skin types are sometimes overrated.
As long as they're suitable (by that i mean not using a double ply oil filled skin when
you're going for a really open resonant high tuned sound), it's more important for them to
be in a nice sounding room, correctly mic'd, and most importantly, correctly tuned.
Consider these first before deciding whether the coated or clear G2 will suit your tom
better. (And obviously a good drummer will make a massive difference!)