So I've been thinking about this today: I have a 13" Supralite which is steel and a 14" maple which is obviously wood (both Ludwig's). I like a loose sound on the maple and a very tight sound on the Supralite. On the steel snare it feels like when tightening you reach a point where you'd be scared to crank it anymore. I've always been scared of this as I don't know when it's too much. I'm afraid to break it. On the maple, I never have to go that tight and since it's wood, it feels like the lugs have more give. When would it be to much? Also, I use a drum dial. What tension numbers would you use for that steel snare for it to be really tight? (Batter & reso) Maybe using those numbers would help me not being scared to break it because I would have a stopping point. I've set them at 85 and then I've gone more on my own without the drum dial. With the drum dial it seems like it maxes at 95 and doesn't move anymore beyond that 95 setting.