George Jacob


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American Drum

George Jacob greatly enjoys creating musical products for musicians –of all levels and ages. When a customer needed a softer sound with his drum sticks, George came to the rescue and developed a full line of drum sticks and mallets.  Among his innovations was the use of materials not yet used in the industry for mallets and gong sticks. George introduced a line of durable handles geared towards school band students and a large variety of mallet tips geared towards professional players. His career began in the 1950s and along the way he befriended many within the industry, which George says is one of the best parts of the music industry. “The people make it fun for me.”