By Andy Doerschuk
Published January 18, 2011
This was Taye’s first Winter NAMM Show since the company’s recent management regime change, which brought in a couple industry heavyweights – Jim Pfeiffer (formerly of Pearl) and Todd Trent (formerly with Ludwig). While we expect to big developments in the company’s catalog, their new product introductions were rather modest at this year’s show (which is entirely forgivable, since Pfeiffer and Trent only had a couple months to pull everything together before NAMM). With that in mind, it’s rather remarkable that they introduced a very cool gunmetal finish aluminum alloy shell snare drum, a new pair of shallow wood-shell drum set timbales, a new Crystal Glass finish option for the Studio Maple line, and the new high-end/low-price tag Metalworks pedal.