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

7 New Artist Spotlight Videos

We've been working hard on shooting and editing videos of Vater Artists to give you an up-close and in-depth look at these artists, their backgrounds, influences, careers, their advice, what Vater models they prefer and more. Here's a few more to check out. For the most up to date list, please visit Vater's Media Page or the Vater You Tube Channel

Shannon Leto (30 Seconds to Mars)



Jen Lowe


Felix Pollard (House of Pain/Lionel Richie/Independent)


Kendrick Scott (Terence Blanchard/Independent)


Xavier Muriel (Buckcherry)


Larone "Skeeter" McMillian


Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch)

Posted by Chad on Thursday, May 19, 2011 10:53 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

Video: "Hurricane" from Thirty Seconds to Mars

Vater Artist Shannon Leto and Thirty Seconds to Mars premiered their music video for "Hurricane" yesterday on MTV. The epic 13 minute video is broken up into 3 Chapters; "Birth", "Life" and "Death".

Check out the "Hurricane" Video Here:




Shannon Leto uses the Vater Nude Series 5A in Nylon Tip.
http://thirtysecondstomars.thisisthehive.net/blog/

 

 

Categories: Artists | Video
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