If you're lookin for a nice punchy bass drum sound, I recommend the Aquarian Super Kick II. I swear by it and play it. It will only run ya about 30 bucks. Then another 5 or 6 for the Aquarian slam pad, similar to the Remo slam pad. the pad gives ya a little more punch and attack.
I use an Aquarian Super Kick II with a Danmar metal click plate, but I play metal and I like that punchy sound with some machine gun sounding click. But that's my preference.
Super Kick II and the Aquarian slam pad should work out well. The head has it's own muffle and tone ring on it. I just throw a towel in my kick, sometimes a pillow.