FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Vic Firth Company, the world’s largest and leading manufacturer of drumsticks and mallets, is proud to launch the new and improved Bill Bachman “Billy Club” Signature Tenor Stick.
Bill Bachman is renowned within the marching world as a multi-tenor drumming guru. He has instructed many award-winning groups including the Bluecoats, Blue Knights and Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps. He is the author of several instructional books and DVDs, as well as a contributing writer for Modern Drummer magazine. Additionally, Bill is the designer of the Vic Firth Heavy Hitter Pad Series.
“Designing the first version of the ‘Billy Club’ was a pleasure,” claims Bachman. “To create a new and improved version that performs better with enhanced durability at a lower price point is even more rewarding!”
BILL’S NEW “BILLY CLUB”:
Bill Bachman "Billy Club" Tenor Stick (SBBTS)
Crafted in hickory for durability, lightning-fast maneuverability and a superior rim shot timbre. Produces very big and dark sound.
L = 15 13/16" | Dia. = .725" at butt .676" at shaft [enlarge photo]
The Bill Bachman “Billy Club” is a multi-tenor stick crafted in hickory. The choice of hickory for this redesign provides an improved rim-shot sound while the increased shaft thickness enhances the durability of the stick. The overall weight has been reduced, making it easier to maneuver around the drums at high speeds. All of this is accomplished while still maintaining the very big and dark sound that this model has been known for!
This new and improved model still features a bead design aimed at producing a premium sound while minimizing drumhead damage. The drop-down fulcrum notch gives the front fingers better access for quick finesse playing while allowing the back of the stick to taper up and match the contour of the hand.