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!
Touted as one of the hottest drummers on the planet, Cindy moves easily from straight-ahead jazz to rock to funk and back again. She is best known for performing with retro-funk-rocker Lenny Kravitz for over a decade, where she has been seen and heard by millions of people all over the world. Cindy has upheld the backbeat and created texture for a veritable “Who’s Who” in jazz including Jackie McLean, Ron Carter, Buster Williams, Joe Henderson, Don Pullen, Mike Stern and Pharaoh Sanders.
Additionally, she has been a very successful leader of her own group where her physical and musical talents have made her a creative force to be reckoned with! “I am fortunate to play in lots of musical situations,” Cindy explains. “But that makes it challenging in finding the right stick that will work for me in so many different situations. Fortunately, partnering with Vic Firth has allowed for me to create the stick that I know will do the job!” Cindy’s new stick is designed with a 5A hickory shaft, enlarged neck and full taper. A rounded arrow shaped tip creates a phat sound on drums and is full and clear on cymbals. With great balance from top to bottom, this is a superior stick choice for the player who plays many different styles of music.
Cindy goes on to say, “Vic Firth is a great company first and foremost because they make great sticks! Their models are designed so well and are produced with the highest quality wood. Vic is a very classy individual, and I have that same feeling for all of the people within his company. Their attention to detail is very apparent in everything they do!”
Tip/Shape: Hickory wood, Arrow
Series : Signature Series
Surface Coating/Finish: Lacquer