Long-time Vater artist, Derrick Wright, currently tours the world with Adele, bringing no less than 5 Vater products along. Most of them sticks, but also a few other groove tools.
Ben Thompson of Two Door Cinema coincidentally met with Vater at a music store demo event, and since that day he has been one of Vater’s dedicated endorsers.
Cajon has become very popular and Jen Lowe has zoomed in on this instrument. Vater is the company to take up the challenge of developing a brush that is perfect for this task.
Marching drum is a category of its own, but the sticks are just as critical ad in any other drum context. You want the weight and balance between the sticks to be really good.
Bennie Rodgers has an extremely complex kit that includes percussion and trigger pads as well as acoustic drums and found that the stick that would handle it all is the Vater Fusion.
G N’ R’s drummer for the last 10 years, Frank “Thunderchucker” Ferrer, has turned to Vater’s powerful 5B wooden sticks to complete his rock-hard playing style.
Ideal for sensitive work around the tom-toms and cymbals, drummer Cactus Moser reviews and demos Vater’s regular Splashsticks. Almost as light as a brush, they’re a superb “feeling tool.”
With all the blood, sweat, and tears you put into mastering your craft, it’s easy to forget that those same fluids might seriously slip up your playing. Unless you got grip tape.
Apparently, when good wood dies, it goes to the Vater booth at NAMM and turns into rambunctious rascals that’ll ignite a passion for patterned pounded for at least another year.
You got your rolls, your diddles, your flams and your drags for building your drummer’s chops. But they’re also powerful IDEAS that you can use to tell stories with.