In this video from Winter NAMM 2018, James Harrison of Vater Percussion Inc. shows the company’s new Extended Play Series drumsticks, which feature a pearl-colored, specially formulated finish that protects the tip and shoulder area of the stick from early chipping and cracking, as well as a Stick Shield located in the rimshot area. The new Carl Allen Player’s Design drumstick model ($18.25 list price) is lathe-turned out of American Hickory and measures 16″ in length and .535″ in diameter. Plus, we get a look at Vater’s Practice Tips, rubber tips that are designed to fit over any drumstick.

Watch the video to see these new products.