Re: Thick snare side heads?
I tried an Evans Glass 500 and really didn't like it on either of the snares I tried it on. It made the drums really boxy sounding.
In my experience using pretty much everything including 2-mil, 3-mil, 5-mil, clear, hazy, opaque, and Renaissance-film heads that it's really hard to beat a 3-mil snare-side head.
My two go-to heads are a Remo no collar clear Ambassador and an Aquarian Hi-Performance.