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Old 05-17-2014, 10:48 PM
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Default Did they stop manufacturing the Ambassador Snare Side in Clear?

All I'm finding is the hazy version of this, the clear version seems nowhere to be found. I did find a Marching version of a clear snare side ambassador but I'm not sure that will work.
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Old 05-17-2014, 10:57 PM
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Default Re: Did they stop manufacturing the Ambassador Snare Side in Clear?

The marching head is probably not what you are after.
I Googled them and I found several stores that have Ambassador snare side clear heads in stock.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:01 PM
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Default Re: Did they stop manufacturing the Ambassador Snare Side in Clear?

I'm looking for them but I'm only finding the hazy. Can you link me?
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:05 PM
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Default Re: Did they stop manufacturing the Ambassador Snare Side in Clear?

I just read that they don't even make an actual clear ambassador for the snare side. I read that the SA-01XX-00 has always been hazy and the only actual clear one is the marching version.

I guess that solves it.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:06 PM
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Default Re: Did they stop manufacturing the Ambassador Snare Side in Clear?

Here is one link http://drumsonsale.com/remo-ambassad...r-14-inch.html
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:15 AM
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Default Re: Did they stop manufacturing the Ambassador Snare Side in Clear?

I use the no-collar clear Ambassador on two of my snares. I need the shallow collar but I also prefer the tone of the clear film over the hazy too.

I'm not sure why they wouldn't work on your snare.

However, both Ludwig and Aquarian use true clear film on their snare sides too.
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Old 05-18-2014, 06:39 AM
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Default Re: Did they stop manufacturing the Ambassador Snare Side in Clear?

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I use the no-collar clear Ambassador on two of my snares. I need the shallow collar but I also prefer the tone of the clear film over the hazy too.

I'm not sure why they wouldn't work on your snare.

However, both Ludwig and Aquarian use true clear film on their snare sides too.
Aquarian also has the Hi-Performance head which has two coated spots on the inner side of the head where the ends of the snare wires touch the head. I don't know what kind of improvement it is over their regular Classic Clear, but... it looks nice?
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Old 05-18-2014, 05:03 PM
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Aquarian also has the Hi-Performance head which has two coated spots on the inner side of the head where the ends of the snare wires touch the head. I don't know what kind of improvement it is over their regular Classic Clear, but... it looks nice?
The one snare I have that doesn't have a no-collar clear Ambassador has the Aquarian Hi-Performance snare side. The two patches are a very thin dot laminate, and seem to make the head a little more rigid in that area, which translates to making the head a little more crisp-sounding overall. I really like this head, and if I didn't need the no-collar I'd use the Hi-Performance on all of my snares.

But I like to crank the snare side pretty high, and two of my drums end up having clearance issues with the hardware after a time. One is a Ludwig COB Supra that has a fairly low butt plate and the other is a Tama walnut with really rounded bearing edges and a 5" depth. On regular snare heads the collar is deep enough to start out eventually the hoop almost reaches the bottom of the lug or the butt plate after the film begins to stretch and I have to keep tuning back up.

Some brands (Ludwig especially) have lower collars, so they would also work but I decided to just go ahead and go for as low a collar as possible, which is the Remo Marching. That it also has true clear film IS a bonus, since I've tried hazy, opaque, and textured snare sides, and I like the tone of the clear film the best.
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Default Re: Did they stop manufacturing the Ambassador Snare Side in Clear?

Really? There's a tone difference between hazy and clear? An actual tone difference you can hear? You're kidding right?
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Really? There's a tone difference between hazy and clear? An actual tone difference you can hear? You're kidding right?
I don't think that I would notice one either :)
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Old 05-18-2014, 06:40 PM
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Default Re: Did they stop manufacturing the Ambassador Snare Side in Clear?

I've never noticed a difference either
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Default Re: Did they stop manufacturing the Ambassador Snare Side in Clear?

I dunno, I can hear a difference...
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