At some point, you will get it louder while still having rebound, and for louder accents, forget
everything I said and beat the crap out of the drums!!!! seriously—I gave that advice because
one trick to being loud is to have a little headroom left to get louder when needed—NOT
—if you're always at 11, then dynamically you're at one place,
but if you have room to go, say from 9 to 11, then that 11 becomes effective.... plus, when
playing in a PA, you're volume is adjusted—so if you're at 11, they turn you down to 4. But if
you're at 6, then when you hit 1—that comes through,because you won't HOME
have been turned down as much, and you will seem louder! ! !

Also - If you're ALWAYS at the top, some stuff that can't be played that loud (certain rolls, etc.) so they will sound 'wimpy' as you drop in dynamics, but if
you start at a slightly decreased level; then play those parts hard so they
stay at that dynamic— those parts will also be at that level & you will sound
Basically if the regular level is a normal rock 'loud' those parts
will still sound strong, and you STILL have dynamics left for accents & really
killing it ! ! [See section on proper stick holding technique]