Originally Posted by bobdadruma
There is nothing wrong with a clear head as a snare batter. If that is the sound that you like then use it.
Use any manufacturers head that is labeled as a "Snare Bottom". These heads are thin so that the snare wires will react easily when the drum is struck.
Just to clarify- do you mean as a batter head or redo head? I agree about the reso head, but I'd recommend something thicker on the top. Clear heads are fine by me, I use one regularly.