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Beat of a different drum(stick) The story behind Regal Tip

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Suzanne presents the story behind the stick..  from her own Buffalo NY backyard..Learn of a concept and a passion based on the crave of a musician for a sound not yet created...

Necessity is the mother of invention. No one knows this better than Joe Calato, who revolutionized the drumstick industry in 1958. Prior to that time only wood tip sticks were available. Although the sound was great, many drummers were frustrated when their wood tips wore out too quickly. That's when professional drummer and woodworker, Joe Calato, stepped in. He decided to try to make a stick that would last longer and would offer a new, cutting edge sound.

The birth of the nylon-tipped drum stick - from founder Mr Calato and his family-owned and operated line of products that Regal Tip boasts.. headquartered in a wonder of the world.. Niagara Falls, New York.

Artist Relations and US Sales Manager Jay Medynski wittingly and lovingly explains the story behind the nylton-tip drum stick and the Calato family, and his experiences landing such a cool job with a global leader.

(previously recorded June 2012; Think Twice)