Just like every year, Neil Larrivee, Director of Education, shows us the new Vic First sticks introduced at NAMM 2013. With complete backgrounds on every stick introduced, he gives all the nice details you want to know about sticks. For instance that the engraved logo is back on the SD1, the SD2 and the Timpani models T1-T6.Or that the Extreme Series have half an inch extra length and the X55B is not available in 55B - that is actually Rod Morgenstein's signature series.
In two videos, Neil Larrivee takes you through all the new sets in this order:
SD1, the SD2 and the Timpani models T1-T6.
extreme series: X8D, X55A, X55B, without actually having a 55 model. And what does Rod Morgenstein has to do with that?
Hingestix: educational sticks, designed for the beginning student to setup his or her grip and get it right from the start.
Available in SD1 and, the most popular stick in the world, the 5A.
The relaunch of the Shogun in 5A and 5B
Titan stick (introduced in 2012) carbon fiber stick
Pete Lockett's DrumJammer sticks, with a rounder tip that creates a focused cymbal sound and on metallic percussion.
Vic Firth High Fidelity Earplugs by Etymotic
Check out the Vic Firth videos with Neil Larrivee and some detailed NAMM 2013 images.