Ayotte Drums has announced their new compact Travel Kit, a truly portable drum set. The Ayotte Travel kit features a 16"x18 bass drum, 12"x 8 & 10"x 6 toms and a 13"x 5 snare (6-ply). The Travel Kit is available with either the Ayotte WoodHoops or conventional SteelHoops. The drums can be finished in any of Ayotte's lacquer finishes.
The Ayotte Travel Kit also features a big drum sound because the components are in "real" drum sizes. The front end of the bass drum is removable to allow the two toms to be stored inside while transporting. Ayotte has installed a quick-release fastening system that will not rattle if played with the front head removed. A special "back pack" style drum bag is available.
This travel kit features a full-size 13" snare drum with 8 tension points....brush playing is much easier on a 13" than on a 12". For convenience, the 16" bass drum uses conventional tom heads.
The list price for the WoodHoop version of this kit is $4,867.00 US, and is available directly from Ayotte for the price of $2,676.85, by ordering via phone, fax, email or e-commerce directly from their web site. The SteelHoop version's list price is $3,886.00, and will sell directly from Ayotte for $2,137.30. The price does not include shipping.