Matt Garstka is regarded as one of the key progressive drummers of his generation. This Berklee educated drummer has been gigging since age twelve. He can effortlessly move between genres and across t... Click To Read More About This Product
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Matt Garstka is regarded as one of the key progressive drummers of his generation. This Berklee educated drummer has been gigging since age twelve. He can effortlessly move between genres and across time signatures, and has the ability to make even the most complicated groove feel comfortable. His highly technical style has been the driving force of instrumental progressive metal band, Animals as Leaders since 2007.
Matt set out to design a stick that could be agile without losing its structural integrity. This stick definitely has beef, but a blended tip and long taper provide awesome finesse and speed.
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Comments about Vic Firth Matt Garstka Signature Series Drum Sticks:
I've been playing Vic Firth 8D's for as long as I can remember, but got these on a lark yesterday and am genuinely blown away by them! They are much beefier than 8D's, which is neither good, nor bad, but I've never felt such a balanced stick in my life! I was concerned that it would be just too much stick being that it's just a hair thinner than a 5B, but I can actually play softer than I can with the 8D's - especially with ghost notes - and even though it's heavier than what I'm used to, it's so balanced I can't really tell - in fact, my speed has increased! I've never been excited about a pair of sticks before, but I am now! It may just be I lucked into something that totally fits my hands and style, but it seems I have a much greater dynamic range at my disposal now - louder when needed, softer when needed - more speed, more power - holy jeez! The tips looked weird to me at first, but they are very responsive, have a great bounce, and have a warmer, yet more defined tone on my ride and hihats...it's really just amazing! It would appear this may just be the most perfect and perfectly versatile stick ever! I would definitely give this a test drive if you haven't yet!
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