Product Spotlight: Vic Firth Roger Carter Signature Stick and Ralph Hardimon Tenor Stick with Nylon Tip

We’re excited about a couple of new products released at WGI this year by our friends at Vic Firth.

Roger Carter Signature Stick

First up is the Roger Carter Signature Snare Stick. The continuing evolution of the marching activity lead to the creation of this stick.

“Roger Carter is well known in the marching percussion activity for his dedication to excellence as well as his unique stylistic approach to rudimental drumming. Throughout his career, Roger has performed with and instructed for some of the foremost marching percussion programs in the world, including the Blue Devils, Crossmen, Madison Scouts, Broken City Indoor Percussion and the Bluecoats.”

“I really wanted to make a marching stick that had the feel of a drumset stick,” states Roger. “My approach to rudimental drumming incorporates groove and stylistic flow into a genre that has been historically defined by its rigidity. This stick is an extension of that.”


Ralph Hardimon Tenor Stick with Nylon Tip

The next product is the new Ralph Hardimon Tenor Stick with Nylon Tip.

From the Vic Firth Website: A true extension of Ralph’s original tenor stick. Extra length provides comfort and rebound on modern multi-tenor drum set-ups. An exceptionally large barrel shaped red nylon tip creates a huge sound with tremendous clarity.

“It’s amazing to see this activity continue to evolve. What today’s players are capable of is absolutely astounding,” states Ralph. “One of the things we wanted to accomplish with my new tenor stick was to make it easier to get around the drums. We wanted to keep that big, bold sound, but make it work for the way today’s tenor drummers play.”


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