Had a drum delivered to me with a clear diplomat on the snare side. I just assumed it was a "diplomat 2 mm snare side head." Nope. It was a regular 7 mm diplomat batter head. The drum sounded like a cardboard box....complete trash. Imagine how bad a 10mm clear amb/G1 head would sound like?
Finally figured out it wasn't a snare side head which usually runs 2-3 mm. Problem solved. You might be able to get a fair dry sound out of 4-5mm head but it will be muffled/choked considerably.
Strange I never would have even considered it until...
Just bought a snare off of Reverb a month or so ago. Came with a clear AMBASSADOR on the snare side.
I didn't notice at first, and when I hit it it was like "Congratulations, you just bought the worst sounding snare drum in the world."
That was when I saw the Ambassador.
I contacted the seller (a drumshop) who replied that the previous owner LIKED it that way.
They offered $10 toward a new snareside head so not too bad I guess.