Vic Firth began his business over 50 years ago while serving as the principle timpanist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Unsatisfied with the sticks available at the time, Firth, like many percussionists, began making his own. Realizing that a concert violinist might spent $2,000 to $10,000 on a bow, he though it strange that a superior quality stick was not widely available for symphonic percussionists. He began with timpani mallets, making round heads with no seams. As his students began using his sticks and dealers began asking for them, he made the decision to expand the manufacturing process.
Vic Firth has been setting the standard in the industry since the company's inception in 1963. His knowledge of how to incorporate new ideas is unsurpassed. In fact, many of the key manufacturing processes used today were invented or standardized by Vic.
Never satisfied with the status quo, we at Vic Firth continue to innovate, developing new imaginative designs and technologies, making sure every product that leaves our warehouse sounds better, feels better and inspires you to play your best.
In the world of drumming there are few names as recognizable and revered as Vic Firth. That's because, since 1963, Vic Firth has been creating some of the best drumsticks the industry has ever seen. Designed to maximize playability, comfort and the sound produced, their products were all made with the player in mind, really emphasizing the different styles that are out there.
Being that Vic Firth is largest manufacturer of top-of-the-line drumsticks, mallets and accessories, you'd be right in assuming that the catalog found here is absolutely massive. To help narrow things down, you're definitely going to want to think about your personal needs before diving right in. For example, if you are in the market for something traditional, start your search with the American Classic Hickory Drumsticks. Offering a bold, full sound, these sticks come in a variety of thickness and feature a deeply back-cut tip for an intensified cymbal response. And because they're durably crafted of hickory, they'll be able to crash and bang show after show.
More interested in emulating the sound a specific artist? Vic Firth also has a full line of signature drumsticks as well. Meticulously crafted to look and play just like the sticks the artists use themselves, their roster spans many big name drummers like Steve Gadd, Matt Greiner and Jack DeJohnette.
On top of that you'll also find pro audio gear, marching band equipment, isolation headsets, mute prepacks, practice pads, stick bags, quadropads, bundled packages and so much more. With such a huge variety of drummer-specific items, you won't need to go anywhere else to augment how you play.
Preferred by drummers all over the world, it's Vic Firth's following among top artists that really stands out. Legendary drummers like Alex Acuna, Cindy Blackman, Aaron Spears, Carter Beauford, Akira Jimbo and so many others all trust that Vic Firth will bring out the best in their performances. So if you've never picked up one of their sticks, do yourself a favor and get ready to rock your kit like never before.
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