VIC FIRTH SIGNATURE ARTIST
STEVE GADD

One of the most influential drummers of all time, Steve Gadd set a new standard in contemporary drumming techniques and performance, and in doing so launched a thousand imitators. Steve has recorded countless legendary drum tracks like; " Aja," "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover" and "Late in the Evening" and with artists such as James Taylor, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Chick Corea, Joe Cocker, Dave Matthews, Paul McCartney, Steely Dan, among many many others.

There is no drummer alive today who in some way has not been affected by Steve Gadd's influential grooves and "in the pocket" playing style. Steve was an honored recipient of the American Drummers Achievement Awards in 2003 and was recently inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame.

 

Check out Steve's Vic Firth Signature Products:
Steve Gadd (SSG)
Barrel tip for a great recording sound. Available in wood or nylon tip.
L = 15 3/4" | Dia. = .550"
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Steve Gadd Nylon (SSGN)
Barrel tip for a great recording sound. Available in wood or nylon tip.
L = 15 3/4" | Dia. = .550"
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Steve Gadd Wire Brush
A slight angle in the the wire allows for playing without snagging on new coated drumheads. The wires glide across the head‚ allowing a smoother sweep and a velvet swish sound.
Dia. = .530" | Spread = 5"
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VIDEO SPOTLIGHT

PERFORMANCE WITH THE PEDRITO MARTINEZ GROUP





VIDEO SPOTLIGHT

INTERVIEW WITH STEVE AND VIC



VIDEO SPOTLIGHT

PASIC 2005 Clinic Performance

The Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) is held each year, with over 6,000 drummers and percussionists from around the world in attendance. Including clinics, performances and contents, there are over 150 events on twelve stages featuring many of the world's best musicians on drumset, orchestral percussion, keyboard, world and marching percussion. As a PAS Hall of Fame inductee, Steve's clinic was one of the highlights of the convention.



Solo over Clave "Crazy Army"
   
Expanding on a Groove Flam Rudiments
   
"Late In The Evening" Steve's Influences


Read Rick Mattingly's article on Steve Gadd from Percussive Notes' magazine! (pdf format, 1.4meg download)

Percussive Notes is an official publication of The Percussive Arts Society. Reprinted with permission.

The Percussive Arts Society is the world's largest percussion organization.
Find out more about joining this important organization and its annual convention by visiting PAS online at http://www.pas.org.

 



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