Vic Firth Co., the world’s largest and leading manufacturer of drumsticks and mallets is excited to announce the new Modern Jazz Collection – part of an experimental group of products, years in the making.
Over the years and in collaboration with some of the world’s top artists, the design team at Vic has produced thousands of prototypes ranging from the highly experimental to the straight-ahead and everything in between. This has been their secret playground. After a lot of discussion, they have decided that some secrets are just too good to keep quiet.
“We’re excited to announce that we’re releasing five of our favorite prototype models to the world as our newly branded Modern Jazz Collection,” states Neil Larrivee, Vice President of Education and Drumstick Product Development. “They have been staples in our back room for years – and while the name says ‘Modern Jazz’, we’ve found that these sticks are exceptional in almost any musical setting.”
Never before available to the public, these five models were developed collaboratively with drummers on the cutting edge of “America’s Original Art Form”, including Jeff Ballard, Greg Hutchinson, Joe McCarthy and Lewis Nash.
MJC1; A slightly elongated 55A shaft with a medium taper and oval tip. The thicker diameter helps deliver a little more weight and emphasis to the ride cymbal.
L = 16 1⁄8”, Dia. = .580”; MSRP = $16.25
MJC2; Slightly thinner than the 5A with an extra long taper for unbelievable response and playability. Elongated arrow tip provides a broad surface area, perfect for pulling lots of complex overtones out of the cymbals.
L = 16”, Dia. = .550”; MSRP = $16.25
MJC3; An 8D shaft with a little extra length for a great up-front feel. Well-balanced with a medium taper, proportionate neck and oval tip.
L = 16 5⁄16”, Dia. = .540”; MSRP = $16.25
MJC4; The unmistakable sound and feel of maple! A 5B diameter with a long taper for great rebound. Small barrel tip provides a focused cymbal sound.
L = 16 3⁄8”, Dia. = .595”; MSRP = $16.25
MJC5; An 8D shaft with a medium taper for great balance. Unique nylon tip marries elements of a barrel and an oval, for bright and well-defined cymbal sounds.
L = 16”, Dia. = .540”; MSRP = $16.75