Vater Percussion is a family owned company producing high quality drumsticks, mallets, brushes and other percussion related accessories. The company is technically one of the oldest drumstick manufacturers around, only the name "Vater" wasn't coined until the late 1980s. Vater sticks are known for their symmetry and straightness, and command a huge roster of national and international talent. Drummers such as Mike Mangini, Chad Smith and Virgil Donati are just a few of the famed players that swear by Vater sticks. Vater has all the bases covered no matter what type of music you play.