jazz drummer extraordinaire and father to jeff, mike, steve and joleen, joe porcaro, passed away yesterday peacefully aged 90. RIP
Nope - he made his "Diamond Tip" sticks for a long time and I would buy them directly from him. I think he started in like 1999ish - he made a "diamond tip" 7A, 5A and a 5B.didnt know he made sticks, are you thinking of joe calato of regal tip?
i never knew that! learn something every day, thanks!!Nope - he made his "Diamond Tip" sticks for a long time and I would buy them directly from him. I think he started in like 1999ish - he made a "diamond tip" 7A, 5A and a 5B.
"The exclusive diamond shaped tip is designed to provide increased articulation, greater technical facility and a cleaner, brighter sound from the drums, cymbals and hi-hats in any playing situation. A great choice for drum set players as well as studio and orchestral percussionists."
I really loved how it sounded on cymbals and drums - clean and crisp but not artificial like nylon tips...really nice stick.
Around 2005 - he sold the IP to Vic Firth - and the tip was the same...but the general feel of the stick was totally different. Still a really good stick that you can buy today:
Good stick - love the tip - but it didn't feel the same.
Crazy. What's going on with this rapid succession of death? The stars must be in fatal alignment.