Two misconceptions about kick drum sound and mic-ing. One; turning up the low end on the eq will solve a 'lack of bass' problem. In fact, a good drum with a good mic in the right place will sound full and great with minor tweaks on the eq. Two; a looser bass drum batter head means lower, punchier sound. In fact, the words punchy and low are two distinct frequencies, complementing one another. Experiment with a tighter batter head and various light muffling of the resonant head to reduce overtones.
A punchy bass with a head tight enough to bounce the kick pedal on, combined with a well placed mic with minor eq tweaking (off mids, a little high boost, maybe a 'little' low) means one thing - killer live sound.
Of course, then you need a good system. :/
p.s. - opinions on kick drum tuning mics and eq and fx are like....well, everyone has one. Of course, some ARE better than others.