LOW BOY BASS DRUM BEATERS BOOMS INTO THE FUTURE
by Adam Perry for Denver Westword 6/2/2021
The secret to the success of Low Boy bass drum beaters is largely the hard work, vision and loving dedication of co-founder Jeremy Brieske — but getting the company off the ground also had a lot to do with an accident.
“For the prototype,” made in 2014, “we sent drawings of what we wanted, and I didn’t specify, but assumed, that one end was gonna be rounded off,” Brieske explained recently in a workshop in his Denver home. The idea was that each side of the beater would be a different material (felt, leather, wood or lambswool) and thus give drummers a different sound depending on which side they used to strike the bass drum.
When the prototype arrived, one side was flat. Brieske and his former partner, Chris Gregori, who has since left the company, were disappointed, thinking they’d have to start over and send the maker new instructions.
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