Joe Calato


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Regal Tip

Joe Calato was 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 his product line to include brushes. The Classic (583R) retractable brush might be the best selling wire brush on the marketand yet it is over-looked in comparison to the enormous popularity of the nylon-tipped drumstick. Joe passed away on September 1, 2023, at the age of 102.