Vater Artists Sweep AP Magazine Readers Poll

We were very proud and excited when the results of Alternative Press Magazine's annual Readers Poll results were announced late December 2013, as all top 3 drummers who topped the poll are Vater Drumstick Artists! The top 3 winners for Drummer of the Year, as chosen by Alternative Press Magazine Readers, are:

 

#3 LUKE HOLLAND [THE WORD ALIVE]

Luke's stick of choice: Vater 3A Wood Tip



#2 MIKE FUENTES [PIERCE THE VEIL]

Mike's stick of choice: Vater 2B Wood Tip




#1 CHRISTIAN COMA [BLACK VEIL BRIDES]

Christian's stick of choice: Vater 3A Nylon Tip


 

Posted by Chad on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 1:59 AM

Modern Drummer Readers Poll

Congratulations to all the Vater Artists who placed in Modern Drummer's 2013 Readers Poll.

 

 

Alternative

# 2 Gil Sharone [Stolen Babies]
# 4 Mike Byrne [Smashing Pumpkins]
 
Pop
# 3 Tony Escapa [Ricky Martin]
# 4 Brian Frasier-Moore [Justin Timberlake]
 
Metal
# 5 Brann Dailor [Mastodon]
 
R&B
# 3 Chris Dave [D'Angelo]
# 4 Lil' John Roberts [Neyo]
 
Country
# 1 Jim Riley [Rascal Flatts]
 
Clinician/Educator
# 4 Mike Johnston [Mikeslessons.com]
 
Up & Coming
# 2 Luke Holland [The Word Alive]
 
Percussionist
# 5 Roland Gajate Garcia [American Idol/Stevie Wonder]

 

Posted by Chad on Monday, June 24, 2013 2:23 PM

2012 Drummie Awards

Once again, there's plenty of Vater presence in DRUM! Magazine's Annual Drummie Readers Poll Awards!

 

 

 

 

 

GEAR

Drumsticks
Runner Up: Vater Nisan Steart Model
 
 
 
DRUM SET
 
Drummer of the Year
Runner up: Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
 
Rising Star
Ruunners Up:
Chris Dave (D'Angelo/Maxwell/Robert Glasper Expirement), Mike Johnston (mikeslessons.com) and Luke Holland
 
Progressive
Runner Up: Virgil Donati (Alan Holdsworth)
 
Metal
Runners Up: Brann Dailor (Mastodon) and Matt Byrne (Hatebreed)
 
Rock/Pop
Runners Up: Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Cora Coleman-Dunham (Beyonce/Prince)
 
Indie
Winner: Shannon Leto (Thirty Seconds to Mars)
 
Funk
Runner Up: Jay Lane (Primus)
 
Hip-Hop
Runner Up:
Chris Dave (D'Angelo/Maxwell/Robert Glasper Expirement)
 
Blues
Runner Up: Chris Layton (Kenny Wayne Shephard/Stevie Ray Vaughn)
 
Jazz
Chris Dave (D'Angelo/Maxwell/Robert Glasper Expirement)
 
Country
Winner: Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts)
Runner Up: Chris McHugh (Keith Urban/Nashville Session Artist)
 
Clinician
Runner Up: Mike Johnston (mikeslessons.com)
 
Studio Drummer/Drummer for Hire
Runner Up: Nisan Stewart (Jay Z/Diddy/Jamie Fox)
 
 
 
PERCUSSION
 
Studio
Runner Up: Richie Gajate Garcia
 
Rising Star
Runner Up: Roland Gajate Garcia
 
Live Performer
Winner: Karl Perazzo (Santana)
Runner Up: Andy Farag (Umphreys McGee)
 
Rock/Pop/Hip-Hop
Runner Up: Andy Farag (Umphreys McGee)
 
Clinician
Winner: Raul Rekow/Karl Perazzo (Santana)
 
 
MEDIA
 
Educational Web Site
Winner: Mikeslessons.com-MikeJohnston
 

 

Posted by Chad on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 9:19 AM
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