I’ve been with Vic for a long time, both as a
young musician and an artist for about 10 years now. Had a lot of teaching experience and design
experience working with the variety of the products through marching band, indoor drumline,
and DCI in the summer. The concept behind the new product line is
really going after a combination of sound and feel. Early on, with so much teaching and so much standing
in front of groups, the focus was purely on the sound. As we’ve progressed, we get more and more talented members
and performers and all these different avenues of the activity, it’s been more about finding a product that
the members truly want to play with. For me, the goal is to get that perfect combination
of the sound that I want and with the feel that they want. The snare stick is all about getting the perfect feel with
the perfect sound which sounds obvious, but we went at it a different way. We really focused on the stick before we
focused on the whole product. We went through three or four different feels
and designs, and we finally found the right feel. Then we had the luxury of really dialing
in the sound with the tip. This is all about the feel down here,
and all about the sound up here. The exciting thing about the tip is we went a
little bigger than I maybe would have expected. And it really created a brighter sound,
which was absolutely the goal. The goal here was to get a little more articulation with the
high end, and maybe not even have to tune the drums quite as high because the sticks would do it for you.
Instead of the opposite, going with a lower pitch tip, but having to take the drums a little past
where you want them to get the right sound. The current trend right now is a lot of tenor drummers
are going to drumsticks because they feel great — every drummer wants to play with a drumstick. But that might not be the best option for sound and durability. Obviously we’ve all seen some nylon tipped tenor sticks,
there are a few, but they are very, very different, so these are the perfect in-between that fill
the gaps of what is currently there. The tip on this stick is really the secret
to the sound and the durability. Obviously with the sound, with a nice bigger round
tip, you’re going to get a lot more depth of sound, especially versus a snare stick. You’re going to get
a lot more articulation there, but you’re going to get plenty of articulation here, but with a
little bit of a fatter sound. Also, the biggest problem right now if you hit rims in
rehearsal and practicing, which everybody does, it’s so easy to break a tip of a stick. And as
soon as you do that, that’s it, it’s done. With this, the durability will last a lot longer.
Also, the length of the stick is crucial. Now days, tenor drums are pushed out a lot further.
The harnesses are getting a lot better. We’re able to put the drums exactly where they want to be. We can really
move around the drums a lot better with a little bit longer of an implement.

Product Spotlight: John Mapes Corpsmaster® Snare & Tenor Sticks

96 thoughts on “Product Spotlight: John Mapes Corpsmaster® Snare & Tenor Sticks

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  • November 14, 2015 at 7:13 am
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    Thanks for the preview of new sticks. The SMAP looks a to-test on the old-school Premier® 0097IMP-S double-snare drums, which are designed around older Remo® heads such as the P7-0314-C2 two-ply batters and SA-0314-TD resonants.

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  • November 14, 2015 at 8:36 pm
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    Glad to see the release of a new marching snare stick. And tenor stick can't wait to try them! Always exciting!!

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