2011 Modern Drummer Readers Poll

Once again, we are pleased to have many Vater Artists recognized in the 2011 Modern Drummer Readers Poll. Congrats to all!

 

Alternative

#1 Jack White

#2 Chris Pennie

 

Metal

#3 Morgan Rose

#5 Brann Dailor

 

R&B

#5 Chris Dave

 

Jazz

#3 Johnathan Blake

#5 Eric Harland

 

Studio

#1 Josh Freese

#4 Shawn Pelton

 

Country

#1 Jim Riley

#5 Chris McHugh

 

Clinician/Educator

#3 Mike Johnston

#5 Jim Riley

 

Up & Coming

 #1 Mike Byrne

 

Educational Book

#5 Intro To Polyrhythms by Ari Hoenig

 

Educational DVD

#4 Blast Beats Evolved by Derek Roddy

Posted by Chad on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 8:47 AM

Factory Tour Video

We have just posted a new Vater Factory Tour video. The video is a step-by-step overview from Alan Vater of the manufacturing process from the time it's a dowel all the way through being a finished drumstick in our warehouse.

See for yourself the hands-on care and quality assurance that your Vater sticks get every single day.

 

Posted by Chad on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 7:03 PM

NAMM day 2

Friday was nuts at NAMM. We had Steven Adler sign for fans at noon, and artists coming by nonstop. Lots of fun was had. Check the photos!

 

 
Derek Roddy could not contain his excitement.
 
 
 
Patrick Keeler (the Raconteurs) picked up a Vintage Bomber
 
 

 
fans lined up for over an hour to see Steven Adler 
 
 
 
 
Steven and Vater's own Bill Morgan
 
 
 
Mika Fineo (Filter) swung in before his signing on Saturday
 
 
 
Alan Vater and Fred Dinkins
 
 
 
Anthony Michelli and Vater's Chad Brandolini
 
 
 
Darius Fentress
 
 
 
Eliott Jacobson (Ingrid Michaelson) and Justin Glasco (Kate Vogel)
 
 
 
Mario Calire (Ozomatli) was pumped to get on the booth wall.  He stayed there for quite a while.
 
 
 
Nate Walker (Lit) and Chad B!
 
 
 
Jerry Gaskill (King's X)
 
 
 
Andrew Cook (A Rocket to the Moon) and Ryan Yerdon (Puddle of Mudd) hung out for a while and talked about how Portland, Oregon could have just has easily been Boston, Oregon. Weird.
 
 
 
David Silveria and Chris Pennie
 
 
 
Brian Frasier-Moore really loves his signature sticks. No, REALLY loves them. You will too.
 
 
 
Ilan Rubin (The New Regime/Nine Inch Nails)
 
 
Mike Clemons (Israel Houghton and the New Breed) checking out his new signature stick. 
 
 
 
Serge Lysack (The Drum Lab) and Mike Johnston (mikeslessons.com) are stoked to be part of the Vater family, and were nice enough to let Mario stay on the wall for this photo ;)
 
That's it from Day 2 of NAMM. More photos to come from Day 3! 

Posted by Dan on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 4:22 AM
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