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Vic Firth Dies aged 85

Vic Firth
Vic Firth
Everett ‘Vic’ Firth, founder of the world-famous drumstick and mallet manufacturer Vic Firth, has died aged 85-years-old. Vic founded the company in 1963 and helped revolutionise drumsticks and the brand is synonymous with the drumming and percussion world.

Famous drummers including Billy Cobham, Pantera’s Vinnie Paul, and Charlie Watts – best known as a member of The Rolling Stones, all endorsed the Vic Firth brand. In 2012 the company were manufacturing 12 million sticks a year.

The company have since changed their website homepage in homage to Vic with the following words:

“Vic was an inspiration to all of us. He was a visionary, a mentor, a leader and a friend. He always said he surrounded himself with the best people, but the truth is he brought out the best in all of us. His boundless passion for music and musicians drove every decision he made.

Vic’s spirit and legacy will continue to live at the core of the Vic Firth Company. He will be missed beyond words.”

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By Michael Storey

Posted on 28 Jul 2015 10:01 to category : Instruments News

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