Joe Calato

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Joe Calato is the inventor of the nylon-tipped drumstick, who turned the small idea of preserving his favorite sticks into an industry success story. He formed Regal Tip to produce his unique line of drumsticks and over the years extended the products to include brushes. The Classic (583R) retractable brush might be the best selling wire brush and yet it is over-looked in comparison to the enormous popularity of the nylon-tipped drumstick. 

Interview Date:
November 12, 2004
Job Title:
Regal Tip