I'm donating new batter heads for my Church's kit. I already got a coated ambassador for the snare (Gretsch Blackhawk wood 8-lug 14"x5"). But I'm concerned the kids will get frustrated with the look of it when the coating starts wearing off. Today someone offered me a brand new 14" clear ambassador real cheap. No coating could mean less change of appearance, and less frustration. But I've never tried this, hence the question. Has anyone tried this on a snare? How does the sound compare to a coated? How does it wear compared to a coated?