In the early 1980's, Vic and Steve Gadd began working together on a top-secret new project: a signature drumstick. A true design collaboration between two legendary world-class artists had never been done before in the drumstick industry.
To this day, each signature stick we make is conceived with the same care and respect for artistry and musicality. Vic's Signature Series truly puts the artist's personal touch into your hands!
With supreme versatility, Questlove is in demand as a DJ, music journalist and record producer. He is best known, however, as the drummer for the Grammy Award winning band, The Roots, which is now the in-house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. With a very distinct style and sense of groove, Questlove is certainly one of the most soulful drummers on the planet!
“When I play,” states Questlove, “it is extremely crucial that I keep the pace, rhythm and most importantly, the pocket. To do this, I had to design a stick that has a perfect lightweight feel and a finish that would help me hold onto the stick for my ‘break beat drumming’ approach. For me, the combination of a very long and thin stick is quite unique. And with the grip we have, I am sure I now have the perfect design!”
With 17” of length and an extended taper, Questlove’s new stick can really crack! Finished in white, the stick features a black rendition of our anti-slip Vic Grip coating for a distinctive look and feel. This specially formulated coating is extremely durable and an ideal choice for players who prefer an enhanced grip on their drumsticks. “I’ve used Vic Firth all my life,” Questlove goes on to say. “To me there is no other option — Vic Firth is the best!
The wood Vic chooses is the strongest and most durable which is so important, especially with a thin stick like mine! Thanks for going the extra mile for us all, Vic — personally and professionally!!”
Taking the unique Questlove stick profile but in a clear, natural finish for another feel
Tip/Shape: Hickory Wood, Tear Drop
Series : Signature Series
Surface Coating/Finish: Lacquer