Play With The Feeling Of Metalcore Master Matt Greiner With The Vic Firth SGRE Matt Greiner Signature Drum Sticks
Medium diameter, extended length and elongated taper. Dry-tumbled for a smooth and organic feel. No added finish!
Matt is best known as the drummer for the metalcore band, August Burns Red. In addition to power, precision and speed, a great sense of groove is always present in Mattâ€™s playing, earning him accolades all over the world.
â€œIâ€™ve enjoyed playing the Vic Firth 3A and other models that are similar in diameter for quite some time,â€ says Matt. â€œPerforming in August Burns Red requires the use of a wide range of dynamics within my playing. One portion of a song might warrant heavy hitting, while the next part slows down with lots of ghost notes and soft strokes. So, when we set out to design my signature stick, I knew I wanted a similar thickness to the 3A, but with more length and better balance to address my musical needs.â€
The Matt Greiner signature stick features a medium diameter shaft with extended length and an elongated taper. A uniquely shaped wood tip provides great definition for intricate hi-hat & ride patterns while being bold enough to ride on the crash, china or heavy bells.
â€œWhile in the design process, we were able to nail down the dimensions and create the exact balance that I was looking for,â€ Matt continues. â€œStill, I was curious about the possibility of Vic Firth creating my stick without a lacquer finish. Playing drums in a rock band has been said to be synonymous with playing a 90-minute soccer match. In other words, we sweat a lot! And while sweating, holding onto the stick can be difficult. Any edge I can get to avoid a tension-filled grip is an advantage Iâ€™ll take.â€
The Matt Greiner signature stick is finished off with a â€œdry-tumbleâ€ technique that creates a very smooth, natural and organic feel without the use of a lacquer finish.
Matt goes on to say, â€œThe absence of finish puts my stick in a league of its own in the Vic Firth world. Thereâ€™s definitely an improved grip, but itâ€™s not rough on the hands. I love that! I have spent 7 years with Vic Firth and consider them to be the Cadillac of drumsticks. I am both proud and honored to be given the opportunity to offer a drumstick that fits my personal playing style so well. It feels great and is versatile enough to excel across all genres!â€
- Diameter: .585"/1.49cm
- Length: 16-7/16"/41.75cm
- Long Taper
- Material: Hickory
- Surface coating: None
- Tip Type: Wood
- Tip Shape: Taj Mahal
- Surface area: Multiple
Manufacturer: Vic Firth
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
Listing ID: NA19091
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