Steve Gadd 70th Collection

In celebration of Steve Gadd’s 70th birthday, Vic Firth Company is releasing a set of limited edition drum gear commemorating the legendary drummer. The set includes the Steve Gadd Padd, Signature Sticks and Wire Brush, all of which feature a commemorative logo.

Built to Gadd’s specifications, the Steve Gadd Padd features a 3/16’’-thick black silicone rubber surface, mounted to a round 8” non-skid wooden base.

The Signature Sticks have the same specifications as when they became Vic Firth Co.’s first signature sticks but feature a game-changing look and feel. Available with either wooden or nylon tips, the sticks have a new black finish with chrome logo, providing better grip and comfort as well as a distinct aesthetic.

The Steve Gadd Wire Brush features a unique bend to the wires, a specification that prevents them from snagging on playing surfaces and makes playing smoother.

Gadd has worked with a wide range of popular musicians including Simon & Garfunkel, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Eric Clapton, Grover Washington Jr. and Chick Corea.

“We’ve never launched a product with this kind of focus,” says Neil Larrivee, director of education and product at Vic Firth Co. “Steve Gadd is arguably one of the greatest drummers in the history of drumming, so it is very special to acknowledge his 70th birthday.”

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