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Old 09-14-2007, 04:07 PM
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Default Stick Mfg. Video Vic Firth

Don't know if this was ever posted before , but I thought it was very interesting to see how sticks are made from raw wood.



http://www.vicfirth.com/features/factorytourHQ.html
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Old 09-16-2007, 01:32 AM
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I wonder what they do with all the leftover wood and defective sticks. Make a giant bonfire perhaps....mmmm...marshmallows on a nice pair of Xtreme 5As for more reach.
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Old 09-16-2007, 01:36 AM
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I wonder what they do with all the leftover wood and defective sticks. Make a giant bonfire perhaps....mmmm...marshmallows on a nice pair of Xtreme 5As for more reach.
The defective sticks they paint and relabel as NOVAs. The leftover wood? Probobly sell to other stick companies.
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Old 09-16-2007, 03:30 AM
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The defective sticks they paint and relabel as NOVAs.
I was thinking the same thing, only labeled "Zildjian." :D
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Old 09-16-2007, 03:55 AM
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I was thinking the same thing, only labeled "Zildjian." :D
Possibly, I know for sure that the NOVAs are Vic Firth rejects... maybe Zildjians are Vater or Promark rejects... you never know. You do get what you pay for.
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Old 09-17-2007, 06:13 AM
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Great link!


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Old 09-17-2007, 12:52 PM
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I wonder what they do with all the leftover wood and defective sticks. Make a giant bonfire perhaps....mmmm...marshmallows on a nice pair of Xtreme 5As for more reach.
They grind it up, mix it with glue, and make Remo drum sets with it.
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:38 AM
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They grind it up, mix it with glue, and make Remo drum sets with it.
HA !! LOL :)
I didnt know Remo was making sets?
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:20 AM
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HA !! LOL :)
I didnt know Remo was making sets?
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http://www.remo.com/portal/products/...gc_fusion.html
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Old 09-19-2007, 03:22 AM
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Default Re: Stick Mfg. Video Vic Firth

Had no idea, never seen one in any of the stores? Thanks.
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Old 09-28-2007, 04:14 PM
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Default Re: Stick Mfg. Video Vic Firth

Jeff Hamilton and Louie Bellson have Remo kits and those are just the ones I can name right now. I have seen a decline in VF durability though. I had a pair of 5As last around 8 years but a new pair seems to be worn out after a few months. In high school marching band, the VF Tom Aungst sticks would last a few games and a competition and break. The Promark pair (Moore I think..) lasted 2 years and developed a crack that changed the sound. The IP pairs would last a month or so. I bought a pair of Vater sticks--the Super Jazz-- but they are kinda heavy. VERY durable, but they don't offer any smaller sticks, most of their stuff is huge. I'll be going Promark or Regal Tip for a while certainly.
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Old 09-28-2007, 04:29 PM
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Now if VF could only figure out how to keep their tips from chipping in 5 minutes.
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