Vic Firth featured on CBS Sunday Morning

Drum stick tycoon and legendary Boston Symphony timpanist was recently featured on CBS’ Sunday Morning Show.  It’s a pretty good read as long as you ignore all the drummer puns.


What do legendary drummer Buddy Rich, Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, and master chef Mario Batali have in common?

The tools of their trade.

Drumsticks of all kinds … along with pepper mills and rolling pins … are all made by Vic Firth at his factory in Newport, Maine.

“Are you surprised at how successful your company has become?” Mitchell asked.

“Am I surprised? Maybe shocked is a better word!” Firth laughed.

Even today, in the midst of the recession, Vic Firth’s factory turns out between 85,000 and 90,000 drumsticks a day!

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