Any love for Taye

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That was one of two kits I wish I had gotten. The other was a MDS (Modern Drum Shop) set.
 

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I’m a FOH engineer and I work with a drummer who was a Taye endorser until they went out of business. We do tons of fly dates (which translates to rented backline gear) and every time he played a rented Taye kit, it sounded great. The drummer owned a few kits and IIRC, one was a gold lacquer like you’d find on a gold top Les Paul. It was stunning, both visually and sonically.
 

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What is Tayes top line drum kit?
use drop down menu

Original
ParaSonic
StudioMaple StudioMaple BeBop
StudioBirch
GoKit
ProX
Galactic
RockPro
SpotLight

website is dated 2017
the top 4 were similar in top end-ed ness
the bottom 4 the low end
with the GoKit tween

wasn't clear at a glance
 
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Apparently Taye lives on, being available in used condition for sale on several web sites including Guitar Center and Reverb.
 

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A bass player I know had a tour kit (18/12/14) at his home. We did some outdoor Covid practices using it and though he liked the kit dead (rags on drums etc)...the drums had a lot of tone and the stained finish was very very nice.
 

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I knew nothing about Taye, but found this interesting:

Not quite accurate. Taye was (is?) an Asian manufacturer that started off making drum parts that were used by a lot of the major drum companies, and was in existence quite a few years before making drums under their own name. Even when Ray Ayotte became involved they had their warehouse in California, so I don't think they were ever considered a Canadian drum company. Even though they pronounced the name of the drum company "tie", the guys who had been around the drum industry for years pronounced it "tie-ee".
 

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Never had a kit but did own a wood hoop studio maple snare.

Single worst drum I’ve owned, sold now. It had a horrible uneven bearing edge which I have since read can be a common problem with them.

But worse yet, is several lug gaskets broke, and 3 lugs broke as well. After getting ahold of them I received replacement parts 3 months later from China. Replaced the broken pieces only to have the same issue again within a year. I ended up ordering all new lugs and replaced them and sold it as fast as I could.

Beautiful drum though, I did get an awesome baby photo of my son with it!

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