Vic Firth launched new signature sticks and mallets from eight artists at the Winter NAMM in Anaheim California. New drumsticks are being introduced from Ray Luzier, Chris Coleman, the late Keith Moon and well known social media artist Jen Ledger, drummer with Skillet. John Mapes signed for the marching snare and tenor sticks, and Ian Grom's Signature Keyboard Mallets provide a whole new in dynamics on the keys. Last year, the company already released the Steve Gadd 70th Collection to celebrate the legendary drummer's 70th birthday. All products are included in the two videos with this article.
Steve Gadd 70th Collection Already launched in 2015, the Steve Gadd 70th Collection, has a new and improved black finish and commemorative logo. Available in this collection are the:
The Gadd Padd features a 3/16" thick black silicone rubber pad, mounted to a round 8" sturdy wooden base. It is decorated with the special commemorative 70th birthday logo.
Steve Gadd Signature Sticks (Wooden tip)
Steve Gadd Nylon (Nylon tip)
Steve Gadd Wire Brush
Ray Luzier signature sticks An oval tip stick designed with a thick neck and short taper. Combining a 5B shaft with the tip and taper of a ROCK. Can survive heavy back beats while still creating great sound and feel.
Diameter: .595" [1.51cm]
Length: 161/8" [40.96cm]
Chris Coleman signature sticks With a short taper and an oval tip, this stick is bold in its design and allows the player to create a full tome on drums and cymbals.
Diameter: .615" [1.56cm]
Length: 163/8" [41.59cm]
Keith Moon signature sticks Unique in its design with the combination of a medium shaft, fast sloping medium taper and a length just short of 16". Crafted with an oval wood tip.
Diameter: .560" [1.42cm]
Length: 1513/16" [40.17cm]
Jen Ledger signature sticks Features a 16 1/2" length for an "extreme" feel. Unique medium-length taper flanges back out into a bold tear drop tip for excellent response and clear sounds on drums and cymbals.
Diameter: .588" [1.49cm]
Length: 161/2" [41.91cm]
John Mapes Signature Snare and Tenor Sticks John Mapes is a marching percussion designer and educator who has achieved an unprecedented 29 WGI medals since 2005.tive in Drum Corps International.
Signature Snare Sticks A balanced diameter and length, coupled with a fast taper that levels off before the tip. Increased articulation quality allows for lower pitched tuning schemes.
Multi-Tenor Sticks & Mallets Tip provides increased surface area and durability for an unbelievable sound that lasts! Elongated taper and overall length provides additional comfort for the most current multi-tenor drum set-ups.
Ian Grom Signature Keyboard Mallets Ian Grom is a composer and educator whose work in the WGI arena has cemented his reputation as one of the brightest minds in marching music today. This new series features eight models – five for marimba and three for vibraphone. All models share the same unique warm rubber core for a universal blend and even quality across the range of instruments.
The Synthetic Yarn marimba mallets from Ian Grom range from soft (M260) to hard (M264).
The Synthetic Cord vibraphone mallets range from soft (M265) to hard (M267).