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

Scott Travis of Judas Priest Joins Vater

Vater Welcomes Metal Icon Scott Travis to the Artist Family!

Scott Travis is the drummer for the Grammy Award winning, heavy metal band Judas Priest. Scott’s long and very influential drumming career has also included acclaimed work with Fight and Racer-X.

Right now Scott is about to begin rehearsals with Judas Priest in England for what will become a very extensive, worldwide arena tour in 2011.

Scott Travis and Judas Priest have had such a massive influence on heavy metal music and musicians over the course of their 40 year career. Whether with Judas Priest, Fight or Racer-X, Scott’s licks and drum parts have been analyzed and awed by millions of drumming fanatics around the world. Speaking on behalf of everyone at Vater, we’re honored that Scott has chosen Vater sticks and I’m very excited to welcome him into our Artist Family.” Chad Brandolini (Vater Artist Relations Director)


Scott's influence on his peers:

"Scott Travis...the king of the feet! I first heard him with Racer-X and thought to myself, "You have to be kidding me!?!?". The minute he joined Judas Priest, they became a freight train! He's a bad man....period!!" -Morgan Rose (Sevendust)

"It's an honor for me to welcome the legendary Scott Travis to the Vater family. I have been a huge fan of his starting all the way back to his days in Racer X and following him throughout the years to his current position as the foundation of one the most iconic and influential metal bands of all time - Judas Priest. Scott has been a big influence on my playing. I have incorporated parts of "Scarified" from Racer X in my live solos and I used the drum intro from "Painkiller" from Judas Priest in the beginning of Disturbed's cover of "Livin After Midnight" from Judas Priest. Scott, I'm looking forward to seeing you out on tour with your new wood!" -Mike Wengren (Disturbed)

"I'll never forget the first time hearing the intro to Painkiller. I was in high school and completely blown away by the amazing footwork. Now, many years later, getting to watch him in person at some of these European festivals within the past couple of years, it really has come full circle for me. It's nice to watch and hear what he does so well throughout the years. Scott is a phenomenal player." -Chris Pennie (Coheed and Cambria)

"Scott Travis has played for some greeeaaat metal bands. Judas Priest, Racer X...I mean, come on! When Painkiller came out, what drummer wasn't locked in his/her room trying to nail that opening drum-lick of the title track?! I'm excited that I can tell people he uses the same drumsticks as me." -Matt Byrne (Hatebreed)

"Scott Travis is a huge influence on my drumming and seeing him with Judas Priest on the Painkiller tour when i was in high school was a life changing experience for me as a drummer. I'm psyched that he's using the greatest sticks in the world - Vater!" -Richard Christy (Charred Walls of the Damned)

"Many years ago, I remember hearing a band called "Racer X" and was immediately blown away by the power and precision of the drummer.... especially his double bass drumming on a song called "Scarified". That drummer was Scott Travis. He went on to play with Judas Priest and to this day is one of metal's most solid and influential double bass drummers!" -Brian Tichy (Whitesnake)

"Having Scott Travis on the Vater team is killer! He is a big influence and one of the first "true masters" of double bass playing. Thanks for all the years of inspiration, Scott!" -Derek Roddy (Serpent's Rise)

"Scott Travis is one the true double bass pioneers! His combination of chops and groove are unparalleled." -Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch)


Scott Travis is now using the Vater Rock in Wood Tip.




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