In the 1940's, Alan and Ron Vater's grandfather, Jack Adams, opened Jack's Drum Shop in Boston. In 1956 Alan and Ron's Godfather, Fred Maichele, began hand-turning drumsticks at the rate of six pairs a day for Jack's Drum Shop. The reputation of these hand crafted drumsticks spread among the area's top drummers, and soon famous drummers like Philly Joe Jones and Buddy Rich were seeking out these special sticks. In the 1970's Clarry Vater, Jack's son-in-law and Vater Percussion's founder, took over the family tradition. With the help of his two young sons, Alan and Ron, Clarry began producing drumsticks in the basement of his own music store in Norwood, MA. His goal was to perfect the art of stick making with modern machinery and maintain the high quality that made Jack's sticks famous. Over 50 years later, the Vater Family expands on the family tradition by offering the finest drumsticks, timpani, marimba and vibe mallets, brushes, specialty sticks and accessories in the world. Quality, craftsmanship, pride, and hands-on production…started by Jack, perfected by Clarry, and carried into the new millennium by Alan and Ron Vater and a team of dedicated craftsmen. Now, as always…Quality is everything.
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