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

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The Taye MetalWorks Snare Drum Series is dedicated to the production of high-quality metal shell snare drums at competitive prices - offering unsurpa...Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

  • 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

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Beautiful drum, terrible snare throw-off

By Bluefin74

from Philadelphia, PA

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  • Appearance
  • Attack
  • Response


  • Price
  • Snare Throw-Off

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    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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    Glad I bought this at 60% discount. See Comments

    By Old School

    from Portsmouth, VA

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    • good sound easy to tune, heavy (weight)


    • low quality strainer and snare straps

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      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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