Taye’s Classy Vintage Brass Snare

Drummers who have paid close attention to the marketplace may have noticed that Taye Drums has been undergoing something of a reinvention over the past couple years. One of the company’s more notable advances has been the recent introduction of boutique-quality snare drums, including this handsome Vintage Brass model, which is part of Taye’s MetalWorks family.

Patterned after the heavy brass shells of the ’30s and ’40s, the drum features a 2mm thick brass shell with a distressed patina finish. Fittings include long vintage-style tube lugs, 2.5mm chrome plated brass triple flange hoops, and the company’s SideLatch throw-off, which combines simplicity with style.