Ayotte Drumsticks @ 2013 Winter NAMM

It’s been an awfully long time since any Ayotte product has been offered at the NAMM Show. In the interim, the company moved to online sales, all but giving up its distribution into brick-and-mortar drum shops. But things seem to have changed, now that the company reappeared at the 2013 Winter NAMM. Still, they barely stuck their toes into the water by offering 13 stick models made of eastern sugar maple and hickory, though we suspect this is just the beginning of the next chapter in the history of the respected Canadian drum company.