Vic Firth Dave Weckl Evolution (SDW2) A short tear drop tip on a 5A shaft. Provides superior cymbal definition with excellent rebound. L = 16" | Dia. = .563" VIC FIRTH SIGNATURE ARTIST DAVE WECKL For the last 20 years, Dave Weckl has maintained a reputation amongst his fans and peers as one of the very finest musicians on the contemporary music scene today. Weckl was born in St. Louis, receiving his first drum set at age eight and developing his playing style by listening to drummers like Buddy Rich, as well as R&B grooves. After a couple of years in college, he became involved in the New York jazz scene, eventually joining a fusion group called Nitesprite, where he attracted the attention of Peter Erskine. It was Peter who recommended Dave for his first 'big gig' in town with a group called French Toast, forerunner to the Michel Camilo band, which has been recorded quite extensively over the years. In 1985 Michael Brecker suggested that Chick Corea check out Dave for his new Elektric Band, he was forming. That was the beginning of a 7 year relationship with both the Elektric and Akoustic Bands, where 9 recordings and 3 videos were produced, including a Grammy for the initial Akoustic Band release. The Elektric Band showcased Dave's spectacular drumming and innovative use of both electric and acoustic drums, bringing him world-wide recognition.