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Memphis Drum Shop Vendor Day Expo
Monday, November 12th, 2012

Taye Drums participated in the very successful 25th annual "Vendor Day Expo" at Memphis Drum Shop in Memphis, Tennessee. Along with many other major drum manufacturers, Taye displayed its widely popular GoKit and many snare drum models from several of its product lines. Taye Artist and drummer for Al Green, Daryll Wells Jr., stopped in for a visit and to answer any questions from the public along side Taye's own Todd Trent.

Check out Memphis Drum Shop's website for some it's offerings on Taye wood hoop snare drums or visit it showroom floor to check out GoKit and several snare models.

Photos from the event are available at our Facebook page here.

PASIC 2012 Kicks Off!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

PASIC 2012 is underway. Please visit our booth on the showroom floor. Taye's own, Todd Trent, is there to answer any questions you may have regarding our products, artists, etc... Also, don't miss Taye Artist, Memo Acevedo, and his clinic/performance on Saturday, November 3rd. For more information and complete list of PASIC events, please visit:

Stanionis Family Benefit Fund: Please Donate!
Friday, October 26, 2012

Taye Artist and close friend, Gary Stanionis, has recently been struck with a very serious medical condition directly linked to a genetic blood disorder called Olser-Weber Rendu. As a result, he has been unable to work and provide for his family. If you can help, we are reaching out on behalf of his family in hopes to raise money and relieve the financial strain on his wife and kids. To donate, please go to:

Thank you!

Guinness World Book of Records: Biggest Air Drum Ensemble!
Wednesday, October 16, 2012

Taye's own Todd Trent took part in the Guinness World Book of Records: Biggest Air Drum Ensemble sponsored by 96.7 KCAL-FM. Todd was the officiant and co-instructor for the more than 2600 participants - shattering the previous record of 250! Soundtrack for the record-breaking event: AC/DC's "Back in Black". For more information and pictures from the event, click here.

Brazilian Music Expo
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

We are back from a successful event at the 2012 Brazilian Music Expo! We'd like to send a special thanks to our distributor Eletronicos Prince for their help in making this such a great event and excellent presentation. Taye was greeted with much pleasure to the brazilian public and we look forward to serving more of South America! Visit our facebook page to see more pictures from the event!

Taichung Big Beat 5: Proud Sponsor
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Taye drums was a proud sponser for the 5th annual "Taichung Big Beat", a clinic and performance based event held in Taichung, Taiwan. The event featured performances and clinics by Chuck Payne, Chen Heng, He Yuehua, and Derlin Chen. Taye supplied the event with drums from our various product lines.

There was also a competition held and winners were entered to be part of online performances as well as performances at the event. Winners were selected based on their online YouTube video submissions that were judged by Taye's well known artist, Charles Streeter.

To view picture from the event, please visit our Facebook album here

Ekendra Das' Grooves for Drums and Percussion featuring GoKit!
Thursday, August 30, 2012

Coming off his recent runner up position in DRUM! Magazine's Drummies "Rising Star" Catagory, Ekendra Das has just released his brand new instructional DVD featuring the Taye GoKit!

The DVD covers multiple grooves in different styles of music, showing first a drum set application, then adding Percussion, and then a musical example of the groove. The project highlights how drums and percussion work together to make songs. It is a must have for both drummers and percussionist, and is helpful for all musicians to better understand creating grooves.

Here's some excerpts from the DVD:

Get your copy here:

Taye Welcomes Memo Acevedo to our Artist Roster!
Friday, August 17, 2012

We are proud to announce the addition of Latin Percussion extraordinaire, Memo Acevedo, to our artist roster. Memo will be doing a clinic featuring Taye drums at PASIC on November 3rd. Be sure to check it out!

New Taye Prototypes Arrive
Friday, August 10, 2012

Some new snare drum and drum head prototypes arrived at Taye this week for beta testing. They will go through the process of studio and road testing by the Taye internal staff and artists before any decisions are made on what passes on to full production.

Look for new things to come soon!

Jordon Ellis Shows Just How Portable The Gokit Is!
Thursday, August 2, 2012

Taye Artist, Jordon Ellis, shows just how portable the Taye GoKit is. He is currently pulling his kit by bicycle through the Ben Sollee Bike Tour. Ellis started his trip at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island on July 28th and will be making his last stop in Portland, Main on Auguest 5th. For a complete list of all their shows along the way, please check out

Ismael Cancel of Calle 13 Playing ParaSonic for Europe Tour!
Friday, July 27, 2012

Ismael Cancel arrived in Madrid, Spain to pick up his ParaSonic kit from Call2Play for Calle 13's European Tour! He'll also be playing our popular 14"x6.5" MetalWorks Series Brushed Black Nickel Brass Snare Drum. Be sure to check out these Taye products on stage with Calle 13! For tour dates, visit

Taye Drums Summer NAMM 2012: Selected "Company to Watch"
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Returning to the Summer NAMM show in Nashville USA, Taye Drums was met with positive dealer and press feedback, on top of being selected as "Company to Watch" by NAMM's Best in Show expert panel.

The positive response came as the company unveiled their all new addition to the intermediate drum market, the Galactic Series: Audition model, a 5-piece drum set complete with hardware and cymbals.

The company also displayed its new high-end ParaSonic series, which it debuted at Winter NAMM

For more information, please contact us at

New Sales Rep: Eddie Martinez
Friday, July 13, 2012

Taye Drums is proud to announce the appointment of EddyMartinez as their sales representative for Mexico, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, and Columbia.

Eddy brings years of experience in percussion sales to meeting the demand for Taye product in Mexico and many South American countries. He will be selling all Taye and Taye distributed brands.

He can be reached at More information is also on our International Distributors page.

For more information, please contact us at

New Product Release: Galactic Series!
Monday, June 25, 2012

In continuing Taye's tradition of high quality drums at affordable prices, the Galactic Series Audition model is no exception. Complete with rugged hardware and cymbals, the Audition is a preconfigured kit designed for the intermediate player looking to step up from their first entry-level drum set.

Select Poplar sheets are cross laminated to provide an 8ply, 7mm rigid shell which is wrapped in a road tough laminate available in 3 colors. The drums are finished off with black E-plated triple flange hoops and matching tension lugs. The included hardware pack is comprised of a hihat stand, straight cymbal stand, snare stand, and throne. The 2 piece cymbal pack includes a 14" pair of hi-hats and a 16" crash cymbal.

For more information, click here!

Charles Streeter DRUM! Magazine Ad - Behind the Scenes Footage!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

First off, we are proud to announce that Taye Artist, Charles Streeter, will be drumming for pop superstar, Jennifer Lopez, on her upcoming tours! Charles will be playing his all new Taye ParaSonic kit in a custom chrome wrap.

Secondly, we recently had a photoshoot with Charles Streeter at SIR Rehearsal Studios in Hollywood, California where the Jennifer Lopez rehearsals are being held to photograph Charles and his Goldtop finished ParaSonic for an upcoming DRUM! Magazine advertisement. You can view the raw photography at our facebook page here. Here is some behind the scenes video footage...

Sam Ruttenberg on HoneyRock's!
Friday, February 17, 2012

Taye Drums endorser Sam Ruttenberg introduces his new weekly radio segment on HoneyRock's

The show features drum set lessons by Sam (hand technique and drum set coordination) regarding the years he spent studying with Joe Morello, and the gift of having helped him with his Master Studies II book. It also showcases a variety of the drum set pioneers and artists of the day of different styles.

The show airs daily at 4:30 pm (and 4:30 am) and 11 pm (and 11am) EST. There are also iphone apps as well as android on LIVE365.

Taye Signs Brian St. Clair of Local H!
Thursday, December 22, 2011

We are proud to welcome Local H's drummer, Brian St. Clair to our expanding artist roster. Look out for Taye Drums on their new album and tour coming up next year. Glad to have you Brian and thank you for choosing and supporting Taye Drums!

Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz on TMW - New Video at TayeDrumsHD!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Go to: to check out what Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, of "Weird Al" Yankovic, has to say about his new Taye MetalWorks Pedal! We are delighted to have Jon as our new MetalWorks Bass Drum Pedal endorser. Check it out now!

Snare Center Day at Jeff Ryder Drum Shop
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Jeff Ryder Drum Shop and Taye present another Snare Center Day to be held on Saturday, November 19th, 2011 at Jeff Ryder Drum Shop in Austin, TX! Limited Edition, One-of-a-kind, and Production models will be available for demo and purchase at a discount of 50% off! Taye's own, Todd Trent will be on hand to answer any questions. For more information, please visit

Taye Signs Charles Streeter of Chaka Khan and The Jacksons Reunion Tour!
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Taye is proud to announce the addition of Charles Streeter to their expanding artist roster. Streeter brings a wealth of industry experience having shared the stage with Chaka Khan, Prince, Patti LaBelle, El Debarge, Candy Dulfer, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Al Green, Denise Williams, Wynnona Judd, Musiq Soulchild, Bobby Brown, Ali Woodson (Temptations), George Johnson (The Brother's Johnson), The Free Chapel Band, and many others. Recent announcement, Streeter has been chosen to drum on the Jackson's Reunion Tour!

Jules Radino on the 14"x6.5" MetalWorks Stainless Steel
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Jules Radino of Blue Oyster Cult is currently playing the new 14"x6.5" Taye MetalWorks Stainless Steel snare drum with vintage tube lugs. Click on this news story and click here to see what he has to say about it!

Join Us For Snare Center Day at Fork's Drum Closet
Monday, September 26, 2011

Fork's Drum Closet and Taye present the 2nd Snare Center Day to be held on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 at Fork's Drum Closet in Nashville, TN! Limited Edition, One-of-a-kind, and Production models will be available for demo and purchase at a discount of 50% off! Taye's own, Todd Trent will be on hand to answer any questions. For more information, please visit

Join Us for Snare Center Day at Donn Bennett Drum Studio!
Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Donn Bennett Drum Studio and Taye present the first ever Snare Center Day to be held on Saturday, September 17th, 2011 at Donn Bennett Drum Studio in Bellevue, WA! Limited Edition, One-of-a-kind, and Production models will be available for demo and purchase at a discount of 50% off! Taye's own, Todd Trent will be on hand to answer any questions. For more information, please visit

Taye MetalWorks Snare Series: 2nd Release!
Monday, August 22, 2011

Taye Drums announces the next installment in their new Taye MetalWorks Snare Drum Series. This latest offering is a limited run snare designed specifically for their Snare Centers and it continues the legacy of exhilarating sonic quality and response, coupled with the superior craftsmanship for which Taye is known.

This snare drum features a 14"x6.5" heavy gauge stainless steel beaded shell, coupled with long vintage style tube lugs. The shell construction provides for sharp attack, full body and sensitive snare response. In addition this drum incorporates a road proven industry throw-off and cast butt plate.

Retail is $459.99

Open House a Sign of More to Come!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

On July 20th, 2011 Taye Drums hosted their first Open House Event. The event was open to the public and was attended by many of Southern California's local drummers, drum instructors, students and retail music stores.

The purpose of the event was to open the doors to allow the testing of their various lines of drum products. The attendance was full to capacity at times and impromptu jam sessions broke out between attendees and Taye Drum Artists. Josh Collazo (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) Gary Stanionis (Elements) and Pat Ready (Independent) were among the Taye artists on hand for the event.

The future plans are to incorporate this as a traveling show to be hosted by Taye Drum dealers nationwide.

Taye MetalWorks Snares: Brushed Black Nickel Brass Snare!
Thursday, June 9, 2011

Taye Drums has announced the first installment in the new Taye MetalWorks Snare Drum Series scheduled to be released to Taye Snare Centers throughout North America in early summer 2011 (For a complete list of Taye Snare Centers go to: or click on Snare Center under the "Buy Taye" tab above). The first offering is a 14"x5" Brushed Black Nickel Brass snare, continuing the legacy of exhilarating sonic quality and response coupled with the superior craftsmanship for which Taye is known.

This snare drum features a brushed black nickel finished brass shell with matching 2.3mm counterhoops. A unique brushed finish not only sets this drum apart, the shell construction provides for sharp attack, rich body, and mellow, yet subtle overtones. If not enough, this snare also employs Taye's patented SideLatch™ Snare Release. Simple in design for optimum performance, the SideLatch™ snare release system employs a minimum of moving parts, a large knurled tension knob for easy snare adjustments, and Taye's unique SlipLock feature that prevents unwanted loosening of snare tension, providing strength, smooth action, and flawless reliability.

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