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Post Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:39 pm

yo i know there's like B for band and As i think are jazz or something, but D? helppp
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Post Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:15 pm

the letters just signify size, along with the number. as the number gets smaller the stick gets bigger....2b's are huge, 8d's are tiny. get it?
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Post Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:22 pm

yea dude it doesnt mean one size covers a style of drumming.
i play metal with 7a which is standard for most metal players, and i also play 5Bs whcih is standard to alot of rock playing, but it doesnt mean i have to have a particular size for one style of drumming
its like saying that i have to wear only small shirts cuz im skinny, i wear whatever i feel comfortable. :wink:
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Post Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:19 am

I thought the number stood for the size and the letter stood for the kind of tip

like isn't B bead tip and A acorn tip?
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Post Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:47 pm

If I'm not mistaken, how mmmdrums says, a is for acorn, b is for barrel is for cookie,


They had a topic like this the otherday.


And 7a for metal?

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Post Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:38 pm

mmmmdrums wrote:I thought the number stood for the size and the letter stood for the kind of tip

like isn't B bead tip and A acorn tip?


#=size
letter= an old ass system of naming, B= band, S= street (as in marching), ect.
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Post Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:38 pm

mmmmdrums wrote:I thought the number stood for the size and the letter stood for the kind of tip

like isn't B bead tip and A acorn tip?


#=size of some sort
letter= an old ass system of naming for diameter, B= band, S= street (as in marching), ect.
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Post Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:51 am

This is how the naming system goes:

1) You pick up pair of sticks.
2) They feel nice.
3) You buy them.
4) You remember the wee name on the side so as to remember to buy them again.

Really.

'cause I think the whole stick naming thing has just deteriorated, now the number only really means anything.
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Post Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:57 am

Mitchell? wrote:This is how the naming system goes:

1) You pick up pair of sticks.
2) They feel nice.
3) You buy them.
4) You remember the wee name on the side so as to remember to buy them again.

Really.

'cause I think the whole stick naming thing has just deteriorated, now the number only really means anything.


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Post Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:16 am

disrupt13 wrote:If I'm not mistaken, how mmmdrums says, a is for acorn, b is for barrel is for cookie,


They had a topic like this the otherday.


And 7a for metal?

GEEZ!

I use 2b,


Just because 2Bs are bigger, and louder, doesn't mean that they are better for metal. Ya, you can get more sound with less energy, perhaps, but with the weight of the stick, it can be harder to have as fast of wrist action. For old 80s Hair Metal, 2Bs are great, because they're loud, and huge. For fast, technical, blast beat metal, 2Bs would probably just be cumbersome.

I would just go to a music store, ask for a practice pad, and just swing some stick. I've used both of Weckl's Custom models, Gadd's custom model, Joey Jordison's Custom model, and some AJ2s. I have also used other sticks when I play other people's sets. I like the size of the Weckls, but the paint can be too slick. Same thing goes for the Gadds. Jordisons are too heavy for my liking, and the AJ2s break a bit too easily.

I guess I'm still on the search...
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Post Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:11 pm

Well personally for me my good buddy 2b is perfect, I'm a big guy, and I can play fast and wail hard, so I prefer 2b,, plus if I use like 5a, 7a, skinny stuff, my thumbs hurt,

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I just don't feel smaller sticks would work for me, I guess probably cause I'm a heavy hitter,[color=#][/color]
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Post Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:10 am

pow3rtr1p wrote:
disrupt13 wrote:If I'm not mistaken, how mmmdrums says, a is for acorn, b is for barrel is for cookie,


They had a topic like this the otherday.


And 7a for metal?

GEEZ!

I use 2b,


Just because 2Bs are bigger, and louder, doesn't mean that they are better for metal. Ya, you can get more sound with less energy, perhaps, but with the weight of the stick, it can be harder to have as fast of wrist action. For old 80s Hair Metal, 2Bs are great, because they're loud, and huge. For fast, technical, blast beat metal, 2Bs would probably just be cumbersome.

I would just go to a music store, ask for a practice pad, and just swing some stick. I've used both of Weckl's Custom models, Gadd's custom model, Joey Jordison's Custom model, and some AJ2s. I have also used other sticks when I play other people's sets. I like the size of the Weckls, but the paint can be too slick. Same thing goes for the Gadds. Jordisons are too heavy for my liking, and the AJ2s break a bit too easily.

I guess I'm still on the search...


I blast upwards of 250BPM sustained with 2bn's. They're the only stick I can play with. I was using some marching sticks for a while and they worked but broke faster than the 2b's. The 2b's have the perfect stiffness and flex, handle, and weight for me.
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Post Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:40 pm

I just started useing the Neil Peart sticks cause I wanted to try a heavier stick and one that wouldnt get eatn up as easily. so my friend mentioned them cause he said they were heavier than the regal tips I was useing and they are japanese oak so they'll last longer. I like them but wish they were a bit heavier. does any body know what size they are?
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Post Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:12 pm

Howepirate wrote:
pow3rtr1p wrote:
disrupt13 wrote:If I'm not mistaken, how mmmdrums says, a is for acorn, b is for barrel is for cookie,


They had a topic like this the otherday.


And 7a for metal?

GEEZ!

I use 2b,


Just because 2Bs are bigger, and louder, doesn't mean that they are better for metal. Ya, you can get more sound with less energy, perhaps, but with the weight of the stick, it can be harder to have as fast of wrist action. For old 80s Hair Metal, 2Bs are great, because they're loud, and huge. For fast, technical, blast beat metal, 2Bs would probably just be cumbersome.

I would just go to a music store, ask for a practice pad, and just swing some stick. I've used both of Weckl's Custom models, Gadd's custom model, Joey Jordison's Custom model, and some AJ2s. I have also used other sticks when I play other people's sets. I like the size of the Weckls, but the paint can be too slick. Same thing goes for the Gadds. Jordisons are too heavy for my liking, and the AJ2s break a bit too easily.

I guess I'm still on the search...


I blast upwards of 250BPM sustained with 2bn's. They're the only stick I can play with. I was using some marching sticks for a while and they worked but broke faster than the 2b's. The 2b's have the perfect stiffness and flex, handle, and weight for me.


I used either 2b's or marching sticks when playing grind/death. I have fairly large hands. 7a's feel like pencils to me.
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Post Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:38 pm

Alan_ wrote:
Howepirate wrote:
pow3rtr1p wrote:
disrupt13 wrote:If I'm not mistaken, how mmmdrums says, a is for acorn, b is for barrel is for cookie,


They had a topic like this the otherday.


And 7a for metal?

GEEZ!

I use 2b,


Just because 2Bs are bigger, and louder, doesn't mean that they are better for metal. Ya, you can get more sound with less energy, perhaps, but with the weight of the stick, it can be harder to have as fast of wrist action. For old 80s Hair Metal, 2Bs are great, because they're loud, and huge. For fast, technical, blast beat metal, 2Bs would probably just be cumbersome.

I would just go to a music store, ask for a practice pad, and just swing some stick. I've used both of Weckl's Custom models, Gadd's custom model, Joey Jordison's Custom model, and some AJ2s. I have also used other sticks when I play other people's sets. I like the size of the Weckls, but the paint can be too slick. Same thing goes for the Gadds. Jordisons are too heavy for my liking, and the AJ2s break a bit too easily.

I guess I'm still on the search...


I blast upwards of 250BPM sustained with 2bn's. They're the only stick I can play with. I was using some marching sticks for a while and they worked but broke faster than the 2b's. The 2b's have the perfect stiffness and flex, handle, and weight for me.


I used either 2b's or marching sticks when playing grind/death. I have fairly large hands. 7a's feel like pencils to me.


I have small hands but I'm a pretty strong dude. 7a's really did feel like pencils. It was to much hand-work controlling such a little stick.-