what sticks do you use?

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Post Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:40 pm

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Howepirate wrote:Vic Firth 2b's

Heavier the stick the faster your playing.


you'd think a heavier stick would slow you down dont you think? think of a baseball player with weights on his bat before he hits. the reason? so his swing is faster and the bat feels lighter when hes up to bat. i'd think the same would go for sticks. if you warmed up with 2B's then played with 5A's i would expect to be flying!

just my 2 cents.


You can get good momentum with a heavy stick, but the trade if is that you'll fatigue faster


which is why i use the lighter stick. the bands i play in involve alot of blast beats for extended periods of time.


The 707s are about a 5A's thickness, but they're slightly longer and with a ball tip
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Post Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:24 pm

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iatemygoat wrote:
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iatemygoat wrote:
Howepirate wrote:Vic Firth 2b's

Heavier the stick the faster your playing.


you'd think a heavier stick would slow you down dont you think? think of a baseball player with weights on his bat before he hits. the reason? so his swing is faster and the bat feels lighter when hes up to bat. i'd think the same would go for sticks. if you warmed up with 2B's then played with 5A's i would expect to be flying!

just my 2 cents.


You can get good momentum with a heavy stick, but the trade if is that you'll fatigue faster


which is why i use the lighter stick. the bands i play in involve alot of blast beats for extended periods of time.


The 707s are about a 5A's thickness, but they're slightly longer and with a ball tip


i almost bought a pair of grindsticks because they were a 1/4 of an inch longer than my vaters. would that make a significant difference in my speed and endurance?
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Post Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:57 pm

I'm currently using 4 pair, not including Brushes.

1) Steve Gadd Wood tip. My fav stick of all time currently. I am practically in love with the feel.

2) Dave Weckl. Basically a longer Gadd. When I get my sig stick, it'll be inbetween those two lengths. And a little longer taper.

3) Pro-Mark Shira Kashi Oak 5A. My current Jazz Stick. Light as hell, but the 5A thickness is potent in my hand. The elongated oval tip is perfect for Jazz Ride and the intricate stuff on cymbals and toms.

4) Pro-Mark Hot Rods. THE pair of sticks for practicing. Low volume, thick weight, great for warming up and playing gigs with. The volume is brought down naturally by the stick, so heavy hitting is not too bad in live settings.

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Post Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:05 am

iatemygoat wrote:
Empyrean Drums wrote:
iatemygoat wrote:
Empyrean Drums wrote:
iatemygoat wrote:
Howepirate wrote:Vic Firth 2b's

Heavier the stick the faster your playing.


you'd think a heavier stick would slow you down dont you think? think of a baseball player with weights on his bat before he hits. the reason? so his swing is faster and the bat feels lighter when hes up to bat. i'd think the same would go for sticks. if you warmed up with 2B's then played with 5A's i would expect to be flying!

just my 2 cents.


You can get good momentum with a heavy stick, but the trade if is that you'll fatigue faster


which is why i use the lighter stick. the bands i play in involve alot of blast beats for extended periods of time.


The 707s are about a 5A's thickness, but they're slightly longer and with a ball tip


i almost bought a pair of grindsticks because they were a 1/4 of an inch longer than my vaters. would that make a significant difference in my speed and endurance?


They are heavier, but you can get more leverage and you have more room to choke up on the stick for balance. I doubt it be a drastic change though. I mostly started using them because the tips didn't seem to break as much, and when they do I can pull a tip off a broken stick. I like oak stick because they don't deflect as much, but they are more brutal on my hands
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Post Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:05 am

1) Vic Firth 5B nylon.
2) Zildjian Taylor Hawkins Sig. stick.
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Post Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:42 pm

pro-mark 5A and 2B and ahead tommy lee sig.
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Post Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:28 am

I play Vic Firth 8D's. excellent sticks. i love them.
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Post Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:40 am

I use the Joey Jordison signature ahead sticks (5A I believe). I used to use vater but as playing and strength increased (and because I'm soooo metal. haha) I started breaking the sticks easily. Perhaps I was hitting it wrong, but I was breaking sticks every week. I'd heard mixxed reviews about them, (shock from the aluminum core, the slipping grip) but thought I'd give them a shot anyway. It takes a little getting used to, but my god. I wouldn't trade these for anything. They're light, but allow me to pound the heads like never before. A tad expensive at first, but they'll last more than a week, that's for sure. Does anyone else use these? Or am I way off base here? :oops:
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Post Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:28 pm

im a Vic Firth SD1 man myself
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Post Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:50 am

I warm up and practice with carbostick 5Bs, they are very heavy so it helps ect ect.

I used to play 5A Zildjians, But i accedently picked up some Zildjian 7A's.

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Post Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:17 am

Promark naturals, either a 5A, 5B, or 747. Nylon tip
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Post Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:54 pm

usually anything in a 5A or 5B depending on mood. sometimes one of each depending on what i happen to pull out of the stick bag at the time. wood tips don't shatter like nylon tips do mid tune. i also usually go for the Pounders Pal or some other firewood type stick cause thats what its destined to be when i'm done with it anyway. I try and avoid the name brand sticks like the plague. Paying more dough for a Niel Peart/Steve Gadd/etc etc's sig stick is a complete waste of money for something designed to break anyway. Nice ego boost for those cats but at your expense, beware. Convert your saved dough into skins, cymbals, pedals, hardware etc.
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Post Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:40 pm

i use vater hickory 5b nylons 4 live performances and ahead 7a s 4 recording
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Post Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:20 pm

Pro-Mark Hickory 5A nylon tips
although I find the tips do come pinging off
and only on the batch that they just got in at my local music store....
before thatthey never ever came off

oh well
what counts is that the sticks themselves never break, and i just glue the tops on with araldite when i get them.
I used a set of vater 5As the other day
destroyed them almost instantly
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I still have my first pair lol
from 9 years ago...
and vic firth's are pretty weak too.

For size and weight
pro-marks are the strongest sticks
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Post Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:40 pm

I use Zildjian 3A Hickory Wood Tips. The stick is white like my fav. drummer Chad Sexton of 311.