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Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 12:19 PM

Japanese Meinl Artist Riku Taira

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Riku Taira


Riku Taira

Drumming since:


With MEINL since:



January 23, 1996

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Meinl artist Riku Taira is just 18yrs young and one of Japan's best-known up and coming drummers. He just graduated from high-school and is now working on his professional drumming career. Check out his drumming (great solo starting at after 30sec) in this video as well as the others (links below) where he performs with two different bands. 

I thank him for supporting Meinl cymbals in Japan, and wish him all the very best for his career.

- Norbert

The cymbals he uses are (from left to right): 

          Byzance Dark Hihat 14”
          Byzance Traditional Extra Thin Hammered Crashes 20”
          Byzance Vintage Crash 18”
          Byzance Extra Dry Ride 22”
          Byzance Brilliant Medium Thin Crash 16”

Riku Taira Video 2

Riku Taira Video 3

Riku Taira Video 4