Chad Smith i firma Vater świętują 25-lecie współpracy. Pałki z jego sygnaturą o nazwie Funk Blaster cieszą się dużą popularnością wśród bębniarzy.
„My own rule has always been that I would never endorse any product that I wouldn’t buy myself, if endorsements weren’t an option. That’s exactly how I ended up with Vater in 1992.
They had an early reputation among players as making great sticks. I checked out their sticks on my own, got used to them, and then began what would become a now 25 year relationship with the company. Their quality control is great, the sticks always feel good, and each pair is consistent.
I just love how it’s still a family business, starting with grandpa Jack, then going to Clary, and down to Alan and Ron. No corporate sell-outs here, folks. These guys live, sleep, breathe, eat, and dream of drumsticks. They get good wood about good wood, and are totally obsessed with making the best sticks possible.
Over the years we’ve had some pretty outrageous fun and the Vater’s have always treated me like their brother. Together, we have celebrated life milestones like birthdays, weddings and the births of our children. They have always made me feel like a member of their family.
Together we developed the Funkblaster model, which today is still my stick of choice. Vater combines both kick-ass production techniques with a work hard, play hard attitude. It’s always been an easy decision on who to stick with (pun intended!). They never let me down.
The Vater staff enjoy their work and I enjoy hanging with them whenever I can. They better keep it up, cause I plan to keep playing until the wheels fall off!!!”
– Chad Smith