New for 2014: VicKick Beaters™

January 17, 2014 11:54 am in Endorser & Company News by Web Team

Introducing the New VicKick Beaters™

Known for having the most comprehensive line of sticks and mallets in the business, Vic Firth Company is always aiming to offer players the highest quality implements for all of their performing needs. Built on that principle, the new VicKick™ line is designed to raise the standard for drum set bass drum beaters.

Available in felt, wood and fleece, VicKick Beaters™ feature spherical heads that provide a consistent striking surface. These three special models each provide distinct and appropriate levels of articulation, all while achieving an enhanced low-end sound.

Within the VicKick™ series, both the felt and wood beaters feature a unique dual striking position. Set in the “radial” position, the beater provides clear articulation, consistent rebound and allows for side-by- side clearance when used on double pedal setups. The “flat” position increases beater surface contact for enhanced sound. The fleece beater is crafted with an oval felt core and sets up in a singular position.

 

VicKick Beaters™ (Felt)
Felt, radial. Medium-hard premium felt head creates clear articulation with a full low-end sound. Dual orientation offers multiple sound and feel options. A fantastic general beater for all musical styles!
L = 7 7/8", Head size = 2" x 1 1/2"  [enlarge photo]
VicKick Beaters™ (Wood)
Wood, radial. Hard maple head creates super rhythmic clarity. Weight of ball helps produce a full sound. Dual orientation offers multiple sound and feel options. Ideal for rockers looking for the ultimate in articulation!
L = 7 7/8", Head size = 2" x 1 1/2"  [enlarge photo]
VicKick Beaters™ (Fleece-covered felt)
Fleece-covered felt, oval. Medium felt core covered with fleece for an incredibly full and warm sound! Outstanding for jazz!
L = 8 1/8", Head size = 3" x 2 3/4"  [enlarge photo]

“There are more mechanically conceived bass drum pedals and beaters available today than ever before,” states Neil Larrivee, Director of Education and Product Development at Vic Firth Co. “Although it was important for us to keep mechanics in mind, VicKick BeatersTM have been designed with sound quality as the number one priority. That’s what makes these beaters so unique!”

 

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