Carter Beauford is now with Vic Firth

Migaluch

Senior Member
It's been a while since I've posted on here...

Anyways. I just saw the post by DMB on Facebook, which includes a video of Beauford playing Spaceman. Just thought some of you might wanna see it. It might even be worthy of being put on the site.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-urYrU32zc&feature=player_embedded

So yeah he's left Pro Mark and gone to Vic Firth, who already has a signature model for him. What i like is that it is dipped in a yellow grip that actually looks nice, IMO.

What do you guys think of the switch?
 

P33v3

Member
Simple he switched because Zildjian owns Vic Firth. I would expect more to be required to do this. THose who want to be paid endorsers are going to have to bow down to the companies. Yamaha for instance just stopped making ANY signature snares. So some of those that had them are not happy.
 

oneida1

Junior Member
Now I'm going to go out and buy the remaining pro-mark sticks and sell them on e-bay in a couple years.I was just at GC. If I would have known that I would have bought the last few sets they had. Darn.
 

Homeularis

Gold Member
Slightly off subject but, does he use golf gloves or are those drum gloves?.
They look alot like Footjoy golf gloves.
 

EvansSpecialist

Silver Member
I just wanted to put out there that no Evans artists who play other stick companies are or will be required to switch to ProMark or vice versa (switch to Evans).
 

alparrott

Platinum Member
Simple he switched because Zildjian owns Vic Firth. I would expect more to be required to do this. THose who want to be paid endorsers are going to have to bow down to the companies. Yamaha for instance just stopped making ANY signature snares. So some of those that had them are not happy.
This isn't really how endorsements work in the music business. Companies don't "require" that sort of equipment change. Usually if a drummer who endorses one product, changes to endorsing another product, it is because he or she has found something she likes better and is willing to put their name behind it. Somewhat different than pro athletes, for instance.

As EvansSpecialist said, the other big merger of Evans and Pro-Mark isn't affecting any of their artists - - and Carter plays Evans heads. So if companies really could "require" players to align with all their product lines, Carter would still be with Pro-Mark, or would have to change head companies... Which I don't see happening.

I've played Evans and Pro-Mark for years, but I have really liked the Vic Firth sticks I've been playing lately, and so may switch, and it has nothing to do with brand ownership, just what feels best to get the job done.
 

oneida1

Junior Member
Seems odd though that Carter decided recently to switch. It's not like Vic Firth hasn't been around for a while. The companies or the artists drum techs could bring a few styles for the artist to tryout. The new Carter VF model is a bit bigger diameter the the Pro Mark model plus the grip dip.
 

classicstar

Senior Member
Simple he switched because Zildjian owns Vic Firth. I would expect more to be required to do this. THose who want to be paid endorsers are going to have to bow down to the companies. Yamaha for instance just stopped making ANY signature snares. So some of those that had them are not happy.
That would be like saying a band that has a guitarist using D'Addario strings has to have a drummer using Evans heads and Pro-Mark Sticks

I just wanted to put out there that no Evans artists who play other stick companies are or will be required to switch to ProMark or vice versa (switch to Evans).
I imagine the same goes for Zildjian and Vic Firth since Zildjian still makes their own sticks
 
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