This guys explains it very wellThanks for the tips, I read last night a plastic beater is good for the kick as well... but not sure where to find that? This is the kick pedal I was considering: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/HP200P--tama-hp200p-iron-cobra-200-single-pedal but that appears to have a felt head on it. Is there something I can just put on top of that component to cover the felt? Any other kick pedal suggestions?
I ordered a few sizes of nylon tipped zildjans after @the29band 's suggestion yesterday, glad to see another vote for them.