Vic Firth Company, the world’s largest and leading manufacturer of drumsticks and mallets, is proud to announce several new products for 2014! Press releases and high resolution images can be found below. For press inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Matt Greiner Signature Stick (SGRE)
The Matt Greiner signature stick features a medium diameter shaft with extended length and an elongated taper. A uniquely shaped wood tip provides great definition for intricate hi-hat & ride patterns while being bold enough to ride on the crash, china or heavy bells. The stick is finished off with a “dry-tumble” technique that creates a very smooth, natural and organic feel without the use of a lacquer finish.
Vinnie Colaiuta Signature Stick (SVC)
As one of the most honored and celebrated drummers of all time, Vinnie Colaiuta is an artist who needs little introduction. With a long resume of musical credits under his belt, he is one of today’s first-call drummers for both live and session playing in a variety of musical genres. His credits include work with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Jeff Beck, Sting, Megadeth, Faith Hill, Chick Corea and Joe Satriani to name a few.
“You can have the best gear, but if the sticks aren’t good, the chain is broken,” states Colaiuta. “When the sticks are balanced, I feel balanced. They should be transparent – an extension of me. That’s exactly what my new Vic Firth signature sticks are!”
New Additions to the Andrew Markworth Series