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Taye Drums Metalworks Vintage Brass Snare 14 x 6.5 Black Nickel Finish

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A vintage-style, heavy-gauge brass snare at a working man's cost.

The Taye MetalWorks Snare Drum Series is dedicated to the production of high-quality metal shell snare drums at competitive prices - offering unsurpassed value and the best choice of metal snare drums currently on the market. By utilizing popular materials and unique finishes Taye creates great sounding and visually stimulating instruments. Whether your choice is heavy gauge brass or beaded stainless steel, you are sure to find exceptional tonality and the attack and articulation that you seek in a metal drum.

Simply designed for optimum performance, the side-action release system employs a minimum of moving parts. With a large knurled tension knob for easy snare adjustment, and the unique SlipLock feature that prevents unwanted loosening of snare tension, SideLatch is strong, smooth, and flawlessly reliable.

To top this snare off, Taye applied vintage-style tube lugs, 2.3mm triple-flanged hoops separating these drums from the rest of the pack. A vintage-style patina finish will give this snare a throwback industrial image to match its tone.

FEATURES
Configuration
Snare size: 14" x 6-1/2"
Total Pieces: 1
Extras
Case or Bag: Not applicable
Stand: Not applicable
Shells
Shell material: Brass
Shell construction: Solid
Shell thickness (mm): 2
Bearing edge: 45
Reinforcement ring: No
Hardware
Hardware material: Multiple
Hoop type: Triple-flange
Lugs: Tube
Throw-off: Tap-style
Internal muffler: No
Snares: Proprietary
Other
Heads: Branded
Finish type: Patina
Country of origin: Taiwan

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Taye DrumsMetalworks Vintage Brass Snare
 
4.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

I took a chance based on specs and features, I'm glad I did!

By Spreadcom

from Chicago

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Pros

  • Full Bodied
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Warm

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Expressive Performance
    • Live
    • Recording

    Comments about Taye Drums Metalworks Vintage Brass Snare:

    I've got a hand full of nice snare drums already, which have become my "keepers" that I play regularly in rotation that include aluminum, brass, bronze, maple, and steel. Each brings a different flavor of great snare sound to my Gretsch Renown kit.

    Several things caught my attention about this Taye. First, the 2.0 mm brass shell. Heavy enough to put some beef in the tonal range. A nice compliment to the 6.5" depth. Next was the 2.5mm chrome over Brass triple flange hoops. IMO a great choice to allow controlled musical resonance. Puresound snare wires are a given. On paper, this snare has all the right ingredients. I placed my order with MF sight unseen.

    Upon receipt of the snare, I immediately removed the heads to fully inspect the shell, lugs, bearing edges, and hoops. I have little patience for substandard quality. The only issue I could find was one slightly bent tension rod, which was a quick fix in my workshop. Everything else was spot on.
    After a proper even tuning, I brought it to a medium low tone and ran it through the paces. A very good first impression, with lots of low end body and notable sensitivity. The next evening I used it at rehearsal with my band after slightly upping the tuning to medium. Nice. Warm. Powerful. The next day I brought the batter side lugs up another quarter turn. Amazing! This Taye really came alive. Crisp and super sensitive. Effortless press rolls, great definition to ghost notes and stick work, musical rim shots. Absolutely wonderful sound. This snare provides body, crispness, and sensitivity no matter how soft or hard I work it. A definite keeper!
    Note: Others have mentioned concern over the throw off design. I have absolutely no issues with it. It's got a good confident "cam" feel to it. Just take a moment to understand how it works and set it correctly.

     
    3.0

    Beautiful drum, terrible snare throw-off

    By Bluefin74

    from Philadelphia, PA

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    Pros

    • Appearance
    • Attack
    • Response

    Cons

    • Price
    • Snare Throw-Off

    Best Uses

      Comments about Taye Drums Metalworks Vintage Brass Snare:

      This is a very heavy snare drum. The thick brass gives it a solid heft that makes it feel like a snare drum that could retail for nearly one thousand clams. The black finish on the shell coupled with the white chrome hoops and lugs make this one of the most visually striking snares in my collection. However, the snare throw-off used on this drum is absolutely terrible. I spent a half hour fiddling with it trying to get a snare tension that sounded good.

      Once I was able to find a decent tension on the snares, the drum produced clear articulated cracks with excellent response and sensitivity (I used Evans heads to replace the factory heads). In order to get it to sound good as a snare, I had to tension the snares to the point that whenever I decided to "throw off" the snares, there was still just enough contact with the resonant head to still get a very loose snare sound instead of a clean tom sound.

      As another reviewer noted, I am very happy that I was able to get this snare drum during a sale for a 60% discount from MSRP. I would not recommend this drum to anyone purchasing it at the listed MSRP. I have already begun looking into a replacement snare throw-off for this drum. I think a decent throw-off will really improve the versatility of this beautiful looking (and sounding) drum.

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      4.0

      Glad I bought this at 60% discount. See Comments

      By Lefty

      from Portsmouth VA

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      Pros

      • good sound easy to tune, heavy (weight)

      Cons

      • low quality strainer and snare straps

      Best Uses

        Comments about Taye Drums Metalworks Vintage Brass Snare:

        You'd expect a drum at this price point would come with a top notch snare strainer- such is not the case here. The action of engaging the strainer is not nearly as smooth or refined as those strainers found in drums costing a third the regular retail of a thousand for this drum. The snare strainer and butt plate will be replaced very soon!

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