They’re shouting it from the rooftops — Vic Firth’s Signature Stick Series won the coveted Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA) Award in March for the drumstick category. The winning models were designed for such luminaries as Cindy Blackman, Christoph Schneider, Marky Ramone, Aaron Spears, Tommy Igoe, and Amir “Questlove” Thompson — not at all bad company to keep, eh wot?
“I am deeply honored to be recognized for such a distinguished award,” Firth exclaimed before more than 300 international representatives of manufacturers and distributors who attended the Mipa awards ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany. Results were compiled from the votes of music journalists from more than 100 trade journals and magazines from around the world, who actually know a thing or two about gear.
Okay, we already reported on all the new Mipa award winners a couple weeks ago, but the company sent us this nifty photo of Vic Firth and daughter Tracy cradling the lovely trophy! How could we resist posting it?