Got a Remo Empror X on a Tama swingstar snare ( 14" x 5,5" )
Do you have the metal snare or the wood one?
I can't say it won't work, but I have never had success using a regular head. Although, I have only tried 1 time.
As for your problem, though, you would be better off just using a snare side and trying to tune your drum that way. However, make sure you aren't sacrificing your drum's ability to sing by tuning it that way. Some drums lose some tone and volume when tuned too low. Another point is that your drums sounds different, and typically lower, when you are away from the drum set.