Originally Posted by jodgey4
Honestly, I don't even understand the point of the collar. I tried a Remo snare side ambassador without the collar once, and as soon as it was on, it stretched - and thus, a perfectly fitting collar was born. I feel like a deeper collar might work really well for some drums, but be awful for anything with a edge different from the standard 45. I've never tried a thicker batter head without a collar, but I would love to. Perhaps it would be too thick to stretch, but it sounds like a plausible idea in my head.
Same. I've never had any problems with any drumheads not fitting my drums, certainly not to the extent shown on the DW in that ad. And the head is just going to get stretched to that "perfect" shape when it's tightened onto the drum. I don't see this process making enough of a difference for me to switch from Remo or even care at all- but I guess we'll see when they're released and non-endorsers can offer their opinions.