I've been using them for over 30 years. There is also the hazy version:Any body had any experience with the no collar snare side heads. Don't care much for the collar ones as they draw down too much when cranked.
Same here. They sound great and take away any worry of drawing down too much on any snare.They are all I use.
I don't have to do anything different with them. There is enough material to catch the edge and tighten up normally. I think these are great for those who love to crank the snare side, but you don't have to do that to use them.So is there actually no collar or is there something to guide it on to the head? What is the usual application?
Nope, it's perfectly flat. Looks like a little frame drum.So is there actually no collar or is there something to guide it on to the head? What is the usual application?
I tried a diplomat SS head once on my Teardrop snare. The hoop bottomed out before I got a decent snare response. Added another hoop on top and it bottomed out again. Pretty funny looking head with 2" deep profile. Have stayed with ambassadors or Aquarian SS heads (which stretch less than Remo) since.Nope, it's perfectly flat. Looks like a little frame drum.
The main application for the clear SS Ambassador is marching snare drums -- you used to have to double-hoop the standard (hazy) ambassadors, because they'd get pulled so low that the snare side hoop would bump into the bottom edge of the bottom lugs. The flat/collarless clears gave you longer before you'd "bottom out" the head.