Nylon or wood tip?

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Nylon or wood tips?

nylon
23
32%
wood
36
51%
nylon/wood depending on situation
12
17%
 
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Post Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:09 am

Just curious. Personally I do some switching between both. The nylon tip gives me the ride sound I like. They're great for rock / electric music. Wood tips are great for blues type stuff and softer ping on the ride. They provide a great feel for acoustic music.
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Post Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:02 am

I'm more into wooden tips. I play a lot of jazz stuff so I guess wood tips fit my style better.
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Post Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:23 am

I like play with nylon tips, when I play rock and similar species of music. I use wooden tips ,when I play reggae and lighter music :)
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Post Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:56 pm

NYLON!!
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Post Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:27 am

Personally i cannot stand nylon, leaves some bad residue on my cymbals. 5B wood all the way.
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Post Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:53 am

Wood all the way. I don't like the sound nor the feel of sticks with nylon tips
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Post Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:23 am

Wood!!!

I feel that sticks are meant to last for as long as they can, if a stick is going to break then its going to break. With a nylon tip you cant tell if the stick is worn or not as the tip is always in good condition. With a wooden tip you get a better feel for the music you play, regardless of whether its rock/blues/jazz/techno etc... A nylon tip will not give you the feedback to tell youhow the stick is.

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Post Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:28 am

i love the feel of the Nylon tips on the cymbals way more than that of the wooden one, but after about a month or two of playing with them, the tips fly off! still love them though!
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Post Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:55 am

nylon! i dont wood tips =/ and i like the ping
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Post Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:59 am

For now I use a nylon tip full time- even for jazz. I use a very light ride at this moment, and the nylon tip gives me a very sweet sound.
I use the nylons for 2 reasons:
- great sound out of the cymbals for almost everything
-durability
I use wood tips if I just want a darker sound on my cymbals. But in most of the situations I play I prefer bright sounds on cymbals. I play a lot with the tips(on chinas, crashes bells etc), so every hit has to cut through.
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Post Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:18 am

ive used both my personal favorite is the vic firth 5b wood tip. great weight great balance great durability. no nylon marks on my zcustoms so i recommend wood..
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Post Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:15 am

wood, for the sound and feel
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Post Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:21 am

Wood. Really like the feel and the sound that I get. But it's strange that only the drummer really notice the different btw them when they used it.
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Post Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:16 am

Nylon all the way. I used to hate them because I would always break the tip off. Wood tips always chip apart. I finally started playing Vater fatback 3A, and havent broken a tip yet, plus I love the sound nylons give me.
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Post Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:21 am

I use wood. I do remember when I used to use nylons that I liked the sound on the cymbals more, but the tips would always fly off, and I wouldn't notice until the end of the song, and then I'd have some dents in my tom heads from the flat edge of the wood underneath the tip. Now if I want a lighter sound, I'll just use a lighter stick. Heavy stuff, Vic Firth 2B wood tipped; light stuff, Vic Firth 7A wood tipped. But now that this topic was brought up, I might go get some nylon tipped sticks just to try them out again.
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