Ray Ayotte and the Taye Design Team have created the Taye Specialty Snare Drums with a combination of unparalleled sound, hand-finished construction and remarkable beauty.
Solid Maple Shell Snare drum is a monolithic shell construction lathed in one piece from hand-selected North American Sugar Maple log - no seams, no staves, and no plys. Wood Hoop Snare Drum models are fitted with Taye's 14-ply Sugar Maple hoops, hand finished in 100% tung nut oil, newly engineered articulated hoop claws with resonance control spacers to allow quick head change. Available sizes: 14 x 7, 14 x 6, 14 x 5 and 14 x 4. Estimated Street Price $1,500.
10-ply Sugar Maple Shell Snare drum is crafted exclusively of 100% North American Sugar Maple. Taye's EFS-Engineered For Sound™ shell making process combines high pressure and controlled heat, resulting in a very rigid 7.5mm thick shell. The tone is pure with fat bottom and definitive attack. Wood Hoop models are also fitted with 14-ply Sugar Maple hoops and articulated hoop claws. Available sizes: 14 x 7, 14 x 6 and 14 x 5. Estimated Street Price $800.
Aluminum-Alloy Shell Snare drum is made from Aluminum-Alloy that is cold hammered into its final form. The shell is 6mm thick with precision machined bearing edges. The snare drum is fitted with 14-ply Sugar Maple hoops and articulated hoop claws with resonance control spacers. Available size :14 x 6. Estimated Street Price of $800.