What kind of sticks do you use, perhaps two different kinds?

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Post Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:40 pm

Wow this topic has been on fire! :O

I know some of you may be thinking my sticks may have a big weight difference but weight is pretty much the same, just something feels different when I have the rock stick in my left instead of my right.

I use nylon because I have noticed the sound I can get out of my ride cymbals with nylon, it's so much more penetrating and beautiful. I love it!
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Post Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:20 pm

I'm a 5A fan myself. And a big Vic Firth supporter.

I also have a ton of fun with them big kettledrum mallets :D.
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Post Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:55 pm

Promark 2Bs, nylon...there the only sticks that give me that perfect "Feel"
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Post Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:24 pm

i used vic firth and vater 5a
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Post Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:33 pm

i just bought some Vater Sugar Maple Super Jazz sticks. So far they feel pretty good, a little thicker then a 5A i think, but so far there pretty good!

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Post Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:37 am

I use Zildjian 7an DIP with the rubber coated handles for now. I get great feel and response off the snare from them. I also use Ahead 5b rock sticks when I really need the power.
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Post Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:09 am

I use Vic Firth 5As although I'm thinking of switching to 5Bs after trying a pair and really liking the feel of them.
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Post Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:12 am

Quinn wrote:
1e&a wrote:Alan's post makes me want to go out and get some marching sticks to practice rudiments on tha snare.


Yeah, I've been wanting to pick up some marching sticks, too, but don't know the first thing about them. Can anyone recommend a good pair to start with?


I use Vic Firth Scott Johnson Corpmaster sticks. They're heavy and good for working out your hands. I use them when I work on stick control, rudiments, etc... For drum set I use Vic Firth extreme 5as and if I'm doing bell work or need a heavier stick I use Vater Chad Smith Funkblasters.
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Post Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:19 am

i use sound percussion cause they're CHEAP son and it breaks my heart to pay like 8 bucks for sticks when they just break.
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Post Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:26 am

Effjay wrote:I use Zildjian 7an DIP with the rubber coated handles for now. I get great feel and response off the snare from them. I also use Ahead 5b rock sticks when I really need the power.


I tried the coated Zildjian sticks in 5A and 5B, but after a while they seemed to be rubbing my right hand quite a bit. I usually use Hornet 5A or Vic Firth 5a or 5an. For jazz 7a's, for harder rock 5b's. Never anything heavier.

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Post Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:12 pm

My primary sticks have always been the Vic Firth AJ3 and AJ4.
I also use ProMark Cool Rods and Vic Firth Jazz brushes, and occasionally the M171 mallets.
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Post Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:23 pm

Vic Firth 2B, with ghetto-ass electric-tape.
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Post Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:41 pm

Mitchell? wrote:Vic Firth 2B, with ghetto-ass electric-tape.


Vic Firth 5AN for loud, 8DN for softer..."with ghetto-ass electric-tape." :mrgreen:
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Post Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:15 pm

Quinn wrote:
Mitchell? wrote:Vic Firth 2B, with ghetto-ass electric-tape.


Vic Firth 5AN for loud, 8DN for softer..."with ghetto-ass electric-tape." :mrgreen:


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Post Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:10 pm

Pro Mark 747 Oak nylon tip, or the 727 if I need a lighter feel....I also like the 808.

But Andy really has me sold on the Silverfox sticks....the 1A's. After 20 something years of playing Pro Marks, I am seriously considering switching.
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