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Old 09-11-2007, 01:03 AM
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Default Vic Firth Pepper Mills & Rolling Pins?!

Am I going crazy trying to believe this or is it just a hoax? Wikipedia says it's a genuine division of Vic Firth products, but who can trust Wikipedia.

http://www.vicfirthgourmet.com/

?!!?!?!?!?!
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:05 AM
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Lol I love the "Customize your mills" thing

But I'm pretty sure my friend said he saw a vic firth pepper grind in bed bath and beyond...
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:37 AM
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The web site looks pretty good and a lot of work for a hoax. I think everyone could use a nice set of 5A salt and pepper shakers, but I don't see any with nylon tips. Good find.

The Lighthouse model set sell for 40.00 and 37.00 each. I hope they are matched and weighted.
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:49 AM
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Makes sense... they have lathes set up.. most of the parts for all those can be pretty simply lathed once you have them drawn up.
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:35 AM
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Makes sense... they have lathes set up.. most of the parts for all those can be pretty simply lathed once you have them drawn up.
That's what I figured. It's just so weird to see the website. I love how some of their ideas transfer between the two production lines, like signature models (the Mario Batali signature pepper mill). I wonder if the taper and weight are customized to his liking.

Maybe Pro-Mark makes baseball bats or something...
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:43 AM
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OH MY GEE!!!!!

Thats amazing!!!!

wow........

I wonder if the Vic Firth rolling pin endosers have a stick bag full of spares?
And do they play their pepper mills in trad or matched grip?
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:44 AM
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Probably an influence from his daughter.. she's helped him run the company for some time now...
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:44 AM
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My drum teacher told me this a while ago.

They use the wood that is not high enough quality for their drum stick for their cooking products
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:57 AM
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Yes, but I can't wait for the stainless steel and acrylic drum sticks to come out! (Kidding, of course)
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Old 10-19-2007, 03:16 PM
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The vic firth page links to the vic firth gourmet page. The link is in the lower right hand corner.

http://www.vicfirth.com/

I wish they would have given the salt and pepper shaker division a different name. This just seems kind of cheesey.
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Old 10-20-2007, 12:32 AM
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Wow. That really made my day. I cant believe how awsome that is.
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Old 10-20-2007, 12:34 AM
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The vic firth page links to the vic firth gourmet page. The link is in the lower right hand corner.

http://www.vicfirth.com/

I wish they would have given the salt and pepper shaker division a different name. This just seems kind of cheesey.
No, the cheese is yet another division of Vic's. ;)
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Old 10-20-2007, 03:29 PM
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There was some guest appearance by Vic Firth on Emiril Live where Vic gave Emiril a Pepper Grider, he said it was just convenient with the lathes.
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Old 10-20-2007, 11:38 PM
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Personally, I've found this a bit amusing..

I think I am going to soothe my conscience by going to the VF website and order a salt grinder and pepper mill.. They offer the service so I think I'll get my name put onto them just like I used to get my name put on my sticks :-D

(my wifes eyes will roll so far back into her head they may never straightern out) LOL

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Old 10-21-2007, 04:42 AM
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Actually I remember reading something on the Promark (I'm pretty sure) site that said they were proud to produce only drumsticks, unlike some of their (unnamed there) competitors who also made cooking utensils.
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Default The Iron Drummer/Chef?

A lot of us use Vic Firth. They are used by many famous drummers. & Drum Corps around the world. & they are also used by Famous Chefs?

http://www.vicfirthgourmet.com/

seriously what is up w/ that?

haha. now you can play a fast samba...and make spicy Brazillian food at the same time =]

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Old 03-17-2008, 12:10 AM
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Haha, who knew eh?

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Old 03-17-2008, 02:29 AM
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Is that real?

Do they ACTUALLY make signature pepper mills?!
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:35 AM
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Haha, who knew eh?
Oh, a few people I suppose.
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:51 AM
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If Mario Batali is there, it must be real. That man knows how to cook!
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:35 AM
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My drum teacher told me this a while ago.

They use the wood that is not high enough quality for their drum stick for their cooking products
so all the trash gets put into these outlandishly expensive cooking products. Maybe that's why its only 6 bucks for a pair of thier sticks even though they are so good, they are making so much money ripping off chefs that they can afford to cut the drummers some slack. ha
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:02 AM
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I'll have my Peppermill with a Mallet on the top please.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:41 PM
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Ok well i didn't know...
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:59 PM
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drummers like to eat right? and spice their food? lol, sounds like a good market to me!
Great idea if its the lower grade wood that would other wise be "recycled"
I'd rather buy a pepper mill from a company i want to support than ikea or wal mart.

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Old 03-17-2008, 08:27 PM
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This thread is filled with so many bad drummer puns and drummer jokes. I think this thread should be deleted immediately for the sake of good humor. hahaha

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Old 03-17-2008, 09:19 PM
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thesae are REAL...my brother dated a girl recently who's Mom had these at her house. He is not a drummer but he told me about them at the time recognizing the logo on the Pepper Mill.
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Default Re: Vic Firth Pepper Mills & Rolling Pins?!

just saw this thread & I'm killing some time while videos render - so here's the scoop.

In the early days, Vic had a wood turning company make his sticks for him. This company also made quite a few other products, including "beater bars" for vacuum cleaners (those little wooden dowels that the bristles attached to - before they made them out of plastic), bottle caps for English Leather aftershave and the miniature bats for MLB -- and of course, gourmet pepper and salt grinders and rolling pins.


After Vic's company grew large enough to purchase the wood turning company, he did away with all the other business except for the gourmet products. Vic's always had a fascination with gourmet cooking - and wanted to see if he could make the world's finest products (because, as he says 'more people eat than drum'). You can't blame him for making a go at products that have similar manufacturing techniques, if there's a business in it.


Today, Vic's gourmet products are the best in the industry. You can find them at some of the finest shops such as Crate and Barrel and Williams Sonoma, as well as tons of specialty cooking shops. We have a division of the company that's set up to run those products (separate from the drumstick factory). The mills are turned on a CNC lathe, similar to the process that we use to make larger stick products (like bass drum beaters).


To answer people saying it's leftover wood -- nothing can be further from the truth. The squares are 1st quality wood.. maple, cherry, walnut, mahogany mostly. The mills and rolling pins are fantastic (It's the first thing I wanted when I started working for the company 7 years ago)!


I never really understand how people can think that making Gourmet products is silly - or that it somehow takes away from our ability to make great sticks. If anything, it's added to the knowledge on how to make a great product.


If you haven't seen it, take some time to watch the factory tour I filmed a couple years ago... It'll give you some insight into how much really goes into making a 'perfect pair' of sticks:
http://www.vicfirth.com/features/factorytour.html


hope you don't mind the intrusion and shameless plugs! :0)
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:24 PM
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just saw this thread & I'm killing some time while videos render - so here's the scoop.

In the early days, Vic had a wood turning company make his sticks for him. This company also made quite a few other products, including "beater bars" for vacuum cleaners (those little wooden dowels that the bristles attached to - before they made them out of plastic), bottle caps for English Leather aftershave and the miniature bats for MLB -- and of course, gourmet pepper and salt grinders and rolling pins.


After Vic's company grew large enough to purchase the wood turning company, he did away with all the other business except for the gourmet products. Vic's always had a fascination with gourmet cooking - and wanted to see if he could make the world's finest products (because, as he says 'more people eat than drum'). You can't blame him for making a go at products that have similar manufacturing techniques, if there's a business in it.


Today, Vic's gourmet products are the best in the industry. You can find them at some of the finest shops such as Crate and Barrel and Williams Sonoma, as well as tons of specialty cooking shops. We have a division of the company that's set up to run those products (separate from the drumstick factory). The mills are turned on a CNC lathe, similar to the process that we use to make larger stick products (like bass drum beaters).


To answer people saying it's leftover wood -- nothing can be further from the truth. The squares are 1st quality wood.. maple, cherry, walnut, mahogany mostly. The mills and rolling pins are fantastic (It's the first thing I wanted when I started working for the company 7 years ago)!


I never really understand how people can think that making Gourmet products is silly - or that it somehow takes away from our ability to make great sticks. If anything, it's added to the knowledge on how to make a great product.


If you haven't seen it, take some time to watch the factory tour I filmed a couple years ago... It'll give you some insight into how much really goes into making a 'perfect pair' of sticks:
http://www.vicfirth.com/features/factorytour.html


hope you don't mind the intrusion and shameless plugs! :0)
Interesting. You definitely answered anything I was wondering about concerning Vic Firth gourmet products. I suppose I thought it was odd simply because I never expected my favorite drumstick company to also invest in gourmet cooking utensils.
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Old 05-03-2008, 06:13 PM
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My Vic Firth S & P Grinders; they're actually match-weighted for precision grinding...kidding. Haha, I crack myself up!!

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The mothers of one of our student's just became Virginia's (first ever) VF Gourmet Sales Rep. Weird.
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Old 05-13-2008, 06:07 AM
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Yea i saw these at my local soup plantation. I was like vic firth!
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Old 05-13-2008, 06:10 AM
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Haha, yeah dude, VF has food things too...

It's like Shimano which is a bike company. My friend had a bag that said Shimano and we duked it out for an hour cause he thought it was a fishing company and I thought it was a bike company--it was both...

I know, my story was riveting....
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