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RALPH HARDIMON

Ralph Hardimon is a percussionist, teacher, composer, and clinician. He is best known for his work in the areas of marching percussion, rudimental drumming, drum & bugle corps, and marching band.

Hardimon's performance experience started in the late sixties with the Los Angeles Police Band, and later the Velvet Knights and Anaheim Kingsmen drum & bugle corps. He taught and studied with Fred Sanford and studied with Charles Dowd at the University of Oregon. Following Fred Sanford's departure after the 1980 season, Hardimon became Director of Percussion for the Santa Clara Vanguard in 1981 and kept that position through 1990, during which time SCV won four High Percussion awards (1978,1979,1988,1989) and three DCI World Championships.

Ralph has written and arranged music for many other corps as well as college percussion ensembles and marching bands. Hardimon was inducted into the DCI hall of fame in 2000.


VIC FIRTH PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
THE RALPH HARDIMON SERIES

Ralph Hardimon (SRH)
With a unique barrel tip and long taper for quick rebound and added control. Available in wood or nylon tip.
L = 17" | Dia. = .710"
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Ralph Hardimon Nylon (SRHN)
With a unique barrel tip and long taper for quick rebound and added control. Available in wood or nylon tip.
L = 17" / 43.18cm | Dia. = .710" / 1.80cm
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Ralphie Jr. (SRHJR)
Scaled down version of the SRH. Perfect for indoor marching and smaller hands of young percussionists.
L = 16 1/2" | Dia. = .635"
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Ralph Hardimon Indoor (SRHI)
Quick taper and barrel tip provide great sounds and articulation.
L = 16 3/4" | Dia. = .675"
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Ralph Hardimon "Hammer"
A scaled down Hardimon‚ made in Sta-Pac® for added weight and sound production.
L = 16 7/8" | Dia. = .695"
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Ralph Hardimon "Chop-Out" Practice Stick
The Hardimon "Hammer" with a rubber tip. The ultimate workout stick!
L = 16 7/8" | Dia. = .695"
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Ralph Hardimon Tenor Stick (SRHTS)
SRHTS - Full sized shaft with exceptionally large barrel tip for a big sound with clarity.
L = 15 15/16" | Dia. = .690"
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Ralph Hardimon Tenor Swizzle (SRHTSW)
A Ralph Hardimon Tenor stick with a hard‚ spun felt ball attached to the butt end. Ideal for fast changes between wood and felt sounds.
L = 16 5/16" | Dia. = .690" | Felt ball = 1 1/4" x 1"
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