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Post Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:10 pm

I've been using vaters for a long time (and loving them) but i noticed that most of the drummers that use vater produce a cheap sound on their records or live... Has anyone noticed that or am i just weird? haha
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Post Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:07 pm

i'm not much of a vater fan, and i must agree some models produce a cheaper sound, but that can be expected with any cheaper model drum stick. Vater does make some descent sticks though, just use what you like.
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Post Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:47 pm

From my experience their drumsticks are heavy forward which produce a great solid sound. Always test any drumstick before purchasing by rolling, check wood grain, color and pitch. It all makes a big sound difference.

Don't forget to add a grip as you can then hold them back a bit in your hands, allowing a greater sound off the skins.

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Post Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:36 pm

what do you mean by "cheap sound"? I've used just about every brand of stick, and they all sound the same pretty much. the only brand I refuse to use is Zildjian, and that's because their sticks tend to warp.
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Post Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:15 pm

thanks mrstickstuff!!

to alan, i dont know like vic firth artists seem to produce a real nice sounding tone on their recordings and vater artists seem to have a real.. some what cheap tone in their recordings check it out!
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Post Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:07 pm

Alan_ wrote:what do you mean by "cheap sound"? I've used just about every brand of stick, and they all sound the same pretty much. the only brand I refuse to use is Zildjian, and that's because their sticks tend to warp.



haha i agree....my favorite drummer matt griener from august burns red is sponsored by vater sticks and his recordings sound amazing lol
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Post Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:50 am

matt greiner is sponsored by vic firth :(

http://www.vicfirth.com/artists/matt_greiner.html
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Post Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:05 am

DrumStix22 wrote:thanks mrstickstuff!!

to alan, i dont know like vic firth artists seem to produce a real nice sounding tone on their recordings and vater artists seem to have a real.. some what cheap tone in their recordings check it out!


You'll have to blame the recording or mastering engineers.

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Post Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:56 am

I've used mostly Vic Firth and Vater for years and years. Recorded with both. I'll garuantee that nobody could tell which recording was done with which stick brand.
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Post Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:50 pm

oooo thanks guys!!! god i love DML
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Post Tue May 10, 2011 6:28 pm

jnewlon_drum wrote:
Alan_ wrote:what do you mean by "cheap sound"? I've used just about every brand of stick, and they all sound the same pretty much. the only brand I refuse to use is Zildjian, and that's because their sticks tend to warp.



haha i agree....my favorite drummer matt griener from august burns red is sponsored by vater sticks and his recordings sound amazing lol



just a side note, greiner uses vic firth