stick question(please help)

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Post Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:54 pm

i want to know your opinion regarding the best stick for metal drumming(blast beats)...
help is very much appreciated
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Post Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:34 pm

Whatever fits best in YOUR hand.
Some people prefer lighter sticks like 7As for blasting because they can blast faster. On the other hand some people dont like blasting with light sticks because it can lack volume so they might prefer 2Bs. Whatever works best for you. Personally i think 5As are a good middle ground stick. :D
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Post Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:38 pm

pshhhh I like Promark's 747b's! or 747 super rocks. The regular 747's are good to. Heck, try them all!
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Post Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:30 am

i've been using mike mangini sig sticks. i've been unhappy coz sometimes it feels heavy. that's why i asked for opinions coz i might want to change my sticks.
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Post Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:19 am

i udes vic firth 5b but now i have pro-mark 5b. i really like them. i play metal, gothic and also some light stuff. pro-mark 5b work just great for me.

but this is just my oppinion. you should try different sticks and find what's best for you.
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Post Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:45 am

You could try the ahead sticks. They are made from metal, for metal. I personally have never tried them, but I'm sure you could get opinions from others around the site.
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Post Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:46 am

DO NOT use metal sticks on drums.
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Post Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:34 pm

It really depends on the way it feels in your hands. I usually use 2B but I have a few pairs of thin jazz 7A sticks around just because I get bored every now and then and like the feel of a thin drum stick while practicing.
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Post Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:52 am

I used Ahead sticks for a few months...

Destroyed heads in weeks
Cracked several cymbals in a few months

The replaceable sleeves broke every few days which ended up being more expensive than replacing wooden sticks.


They are heavy and slowed my playing...
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Post Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:57 am

I don't believe that there is any one stick actually apprpriate for a style of music...sticks are used according to aplication/dynamics. In considering a stick much like our previous pedals conversation it all goes back to the fact that regardless of what stick you use, you still have to have the physical ability to play what it is that you are trying to play, and if you haven't honed your skills to that effect no stick in the world is going to make it any better....however weight ,balance and length can account for speed and power depending on the players development.

In short, don't depend on the stick , depend on your own ability , find a size that is comfortable for you and hone your ability...in other words practice, because their is no easy way out.
As we said with pedals, if you were in a sit in situation and didn't have your gear, in this case sticks, could you still pull it off based on your own ability regardless of what stick is there to be used. Obviously I am not expecting to sit down behind a kit and find a pair of Marching baseball bats or 2b's for that matter, so spare me the" what if's" and" Sep for's".

As for me I like the Pro mark 747 Nylon Oaks....
or the Silverfox 1A nylon.
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Post Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:16 pm

Kris wrote:I don't believe that there is any one stick actually apprpriate for a style of music...sticks are used according to aplication/dynamics. In considering a stick much like our previous pedals conversation it all goes back to the fact that regardless of what stick you use, you still have to have the physical ability to play what it is that you are trying to play, and if you haven't honed your skills to that effect no stick in the world is going to make it any better....however weight ,balance and length can account for speed and power depending on the players development.

In short, don't depend on the stick , depend on your own ability , find a size that is comfortable for you and hone your ability...in other words practice, because their is no easy way out.
As we said with pedals, if you were in a sit in situation and didn't have your gear, in this case sticks, could you still pull it off based on your own ability regardless of what stick is there to be used. Obviously I am not expecting to sit down behind a kit and find a pair of Marching baseball bats or 2b's for that matter, so spare me the" what if's" and" Sep for's".


AMEN!

I recommend Vater 5B's or maybe Vater Xtreme 5B.....if you want to be crazy, try blasting with e Vater David Silvera sticks. If you do that PLEASE send me footage LOL. Your wrists would have to be the size of bowling balls for that ;P but it would give a KILLER bell tone.

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Post Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:20 pm

all depends what feels good, experiment.

I love my hickory 5bs.
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Post Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:44 am

Kris wrote:I don't believe that there is any one stick actually apprpriate for a style of music...sticks are used according to aplication/dynamics. In considering a stick much like our previous pedals conversation it all goes back to the fact that regardless of what stick you use, you still have to have the physical ability to play what it is that you are trying to play, and if you haven't honed your skills to that effect no stick in the world is going to make it any better....however weight ,balance and length can account for speed and power depending on the players development.

In short, don't depend on the stick , depend on your own ability , find a size that is comfortable for you and hone your ability...in other words practice, because their is no easy way out.
As we said with pedals, if you were in a sit in situation and didn't have your gear, in this case sticks, could you still pull it off based on your own ability regardless of what stick is there to be used. Obviously I am not expecting to sit down behind a kit and find a pair of Marching baseball bats or 2b's for that matter, so spare me the" what if's" and" Sep for's".

As for me I like the Pro mark 747 Nylon Oaks....
or the Silverfox 1A nylon.


+1 my thoughs exactly. I use the Regal Tip 5B Nylon, regular nylon tip and their E-Series version as well.
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Post Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:02 am

Kris wrote:I don't believe that there is any one stick actually apprpriate for a style of music...sticks are used according to aplication/dynamics. In considering a stick much like our previous pedals conversation it all goes back to the fact that regardless of what stick you use, you still have to have the physical ability to play what it is that you are trying to play, and if you haven't honed your skills to that effect no stick in the world is going to make it any better....however weight ,balance and length can account for speed and power depending on the players development.

In short, don't depend on the stick , depend on your own ability , find a size that is comfortable for you and hone your ability...in other words practice, because their is no easy way out.
As we said with pedals, if you were in a sit in situation and didn't have your gear, in this case sticks, could you still pull it off based on your own ability regardless of what stick is there to be used. Obviously I am not expecting to sit down behind a kit and find a pair of Marching baseball bats or 2b's for that matter, so spare me the" what if's" and" Sep for's".

As for me I like the Pro mark 747 Nylon Oaks....
or the Silverfox 1A nylon.


I'M JUST ASKING FOR OPINIONS AND NOT THE ULTIMATES. COZ I DON'T HAVE THE MONEY TO "TRY THEM ALL."
IT SHOULD BE SKILL FIRST AND FORMOST I AGREE, BUT STICKS CONTRIBUTE A HUGE FACTOR. I'M NOT A NOOB SO I DON'T NEED SUCH COMMENTS...
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