Vic Firth artist Max Klots is a man of many talents. He is a performer, educator, session player, the author of a popular series of drumming books and instructional DVDs as well as an active clinician for Vic Firth, Yamaha, Zildjian, Remo, and Latin Percussion.

This is what fellow Vic Firth Artists have to say about Max:

“Max is the next generation of drummers who understands all the aspects of modern drum set. He plays with musical maturity and has complete control of the instrument.” – Dom FAMULARO, Drumming’s Global Ambassador

“Max’s playing is superb: effortless, musical, smooth with a very balanced motion – and possessing a deep groove.” – Peter MAGADINI, Celebrated Author/Educator

“Max Klots is a perfect example of a musician who has studied the concepts and techniques of the drummers that have come before him. He has put in hours of practice, gained insight through his playing and teaching and in the process has synthesized a modern style that is grooving, fluid and exciting!” – Steve SMITH (Journey, Vital Information)


 Video Interview - Part 1
  Max talks about his inspirations as a young musician and the educational path that has led him to his current projects.
 Video Interview - Part 2
  Max discusses moving to the United States, expanding his teaching practice and getting involved with Vic Firth.
 Performance Clip #1
  Watch this clip of Max performing LIVE
 Performance Clip #2
  More performance footage of Max doing his thing on stage!

Max's stick of choice:
Dave Weckl (SDW)
Barrel tip for broad cymbal sound. Fast‚ with great leverage. Available in wood or nylon tip.
L = 16 1/4" | Dia. = .560"
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Dave Weckl Evolution (SDW2)
A short tear drop tip on a 5A shaft. Provides superior cymbal definition with excellent rebound.
L = 16" | Dia. = .563"
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Peter Erskine Big Band Stick (SPE3)
Combines the shaft dimensions of a 5A and 5B with a long taper for effortless rebound.
L = 16" | Dia. = .585"
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Buddy Rich (SBR)
A modified 5A with a larger tip‚ neck and shoulder.
L = 16 5/16" | Dia. = .590"
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