Vater Artists Win in 2012 MD Readers Poll

Congratulations to all of the Vater Artists that placed in the 2012 Modern Drummer Magzine Readers Poll! You can also see the full results in the July 2012 issue of Modern Drummer, which is on sale now.


 

MVP

#3 Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

#4 Josh Freese (Devo/Weezer/A Perfect Circle) 

 

Mainstream Rock

#2 Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

 

Alternative Rock 

#5 Jay Lane (Primus)

 

Pop

#2 Mattt Flynn (Maroon 5)

 

Studio

Winner: Josh Freese (Devo/Weezer/A Perfect Circle)

 

R&B 

#4 Chris Dave (D'Angelo/Robert Glasper Experiment)

 

Metal 

#4 Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch)

#5 Brann Dailor (Mastodon)

 

Country

Winner: Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts)

#4 Chris McHugh (Keith Urban/Nashville Session Artist)

 

Clinician/Educator

#3 Mike Johnston ( www.mikeslessons.com) 

#5 Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts)

 

Up & Coming

#3 Erick Slick (Dr.Dog)

#5 Chris St. Hilaire (The London Souls)

 

Educational Book 

#3 Jim Riley: Song Charting Made Easy 

#4 Ari Hoenig: Systems: Book 

 

Educational DVD 

#3 Virgil Donati: Double Bass Drum Freedom 

 

Recorded Performance

#4 Brann Dailor: The Hunter (Mastodon) 

 

 

Also, a big Congrats to Vater Slick Nut Cymbal Fastener Artist Mike Mangini for Winning MVP and Recorded Performance and taking #2 in Prog.

Posted by Chad on Monday, June 04, 2012 8:55 AM

Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2012

Vater is well represented in the 2012 Modern Drummer Readers Poll! Head on over to ModernDrummer.com and cast your vote. Vater Artist nominees in the various categories include: Chad Smith, Josh Freese, Chris McHugh, Virgil Donati, Mike Johnston, Jim Riley, Eric Slick, Jay Lane, Matt Flynn, Matt Halpern, Jeremy Spencer, Brann Dailor, Chris Dave and Ari Hoenig.
  
 

Posted by Chad on Wednesday, January 04, 2012 12:10 AM

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

"A Drummer's Perspective" Book

David Phillips’ book, "A Drummer's Perspective", is a stunning collection of live action photos celebrating the world of drumming that features tons of Vater Artists!

This large format book brings together some of the finest unseen photographs of legendary drummers. It is a unique collection of pictures taken by the author David Phillips, who has been given rare access on stage and behind the scenes to many of the biggest bands in the world. The powerful images include almost 200 photos of some of the most amazing rock concerts and give a fascinating insight to drummers, their playing and their world.

Some of the Vater Artists featured throughout the book include: Adam 'Atom' Willard (Angels & Airwaves), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Chris Pennie (Coheed and Cambria), Cora Coleman-Dunham (Prince), Graham Broad (Roger Waters), Ilan Rubin (Nine Inch Nails), Joe Travers (Zappa Plays Zappa), Josh Freese (Devo/A Perfect Circle), Nisan Stewart (Jamie Fox), Patrick Keeler (Raconteurs/The Greenhornes), Paul Bostaph (Testament), Scott Travis (Judas Priest), Sean Kinney (Alice In Chains), Trevor Lawrence Jr. (Herbie Hancock),Will Hunt (Black Label Society) and more.

For more info and to purchase your copy, head over to:http://www.music-images.co.uk/the-book.html#

 

 

Posted by Chad on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 8:07 PM
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