In the early 1980's, Vic and Steve Gadd began working together on a top-secret new project: a signature drumstick. A true design collaboration between two legendary world-class artists had never been done before in the drumstick industry. To this day, each signature stick we make is conceived with the same care and respect for artistry and musicality. Vic's Signature Series truly puts the artist's personal touch into your hands!
As a multi-platinum recording artist, Russ Miller has played on several Grammy Award winning recordings with combined sales of over 26 million copies. He has experienced a diverse musical career with an incredible list of over 50 international artists, from legends like Ray Charles, The Fifth Dimension, Natalie Cole, Tina Turner & Bobby Caldwell through modern stars Nelly Furtado, The Psychedelic Furs, Hilary Duff, Steve Perry, Andrea Bocelli, Daniel Bedingfield and Meredith Brooks.
Additionally Russ is a 7-time Modern Drummer Reader’s Poll winner and has authored two books, three DVD’s and two solo albums. “In a past life,” Russ exclaims, “I had to grind down my acorn tips to create better cymbal tones. So with my signature stick design, we started with a ‘half acorn’ shape that makes an unbelievable difference in the riding sound of your cymbals. It literally makes the cymbal have more clarity and attack. It’s like a Hi-Def booster for your cymbals and drums!! I also used to have trouble on studio dates where every time I would switch to the cross-stick technique, I would miss getting the full sound that occurs when you hit the ‘sweet spot’. The quicker the turn around, the worse it was. I knew that if I could get the ‘sweet spot’ visible, I could watch it during the switch-over and confirm the perfect placement every time. And that is why we created the specially designed ‘sweet spot’ logo to aim for!”
The new Russ Miller Hi-Def Signature Stick is made with a thin hickory shaft and a special “half acorn” wood tip for incredible cymbal clarity. The unique oval logo at the nodal point “sweet spot” allows for perfect cross-stick tone — every time! Russ goes on to say, “Everyone knows Vic Firth makes the best products. They have incredible dedication to the art of creating drumsticks. I’m very excited to be working with the design team and everyone else at Vic Firth. What a legacy they’ve created!”Hickory woodDiameter: 1,36cmLength: 40,64cmTaper: MediumTip/Shape: Hickory Wood, Unique (half acorn)Series : Signature SeriesSurface Coating/Finish: Lacquer