Vic Firth Introduces Vinnie Colaiuta Signature Stick!
Boston, MA January 2014 - Vic Firth Co., the world's largest and leading manufacturer of drumsticks and mallets, is proud to announce the new Vinnie Colaiuta Signature Stick!
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!”
Designed for superb musical presence, the Vinnie Colaiuta signature sticks are an evolution of the immensely popular Vic Firth 5B model. Crafted in hickory, the proportionately thick neck and blunt, bold tear drop tip provide an enhanced sound on drums and cymbals. The long taper puts it all into balance for great touch and feel.
“My new signature sticks help to bring out a full sound from my drums and cymbals,” Vinnie goes on to say. “They are solid, beefy, have great balance and hold up well even when I play aggressively. Being back with Vic and his team feels so good! Their unique approach assures all of us that our sticks will be consistent and made to the highest quality standards. They care about making it right. It is an honor for me to be in such esteemed company!”
Vic concludes, “Vinnie is truly one of the great musical drummers of our time. His understanding of sound and his ability to adapt his sounds to the music is uncanny. It is with the greatest respect and enthusiasm that I welcome him to the Vic Firth family. We are all honored to be able to produce his signature stick!”
#SVC; L = 16”, Dia. = .595”