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 Wed May 16, 2007 4:35 am

WOOD!

Someone mentioned before, nylon tips seem to mark up my cymbals and drum heads. REALLY not that big a deal, but it's one minor thing against them, along with the fact that: ...

...nylon tips always seem to break off my sticks! Sometimes it happens during shows when it's really dark and i don't see, and i can't hear the sound difference because of the rest of the band... I've busted quite a few heads that way!
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Post Wed May 16, 2007 8:20 am

I use nylon
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Post Wed May 16, 2007 9:18 am

wood tip all the way for me.

i had too many problems with nylon tips actually popping off the stick rendering a perfectly could stick useless.
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Post Wed May 16, 2007 9:31 am

Wood tips just crack too easily, plus I like the way nylon sounds on a ride cymbal.
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Post Wed May 16, 2007 4:15 pm

Depends. I like wood tips live but I like nylons while recording. As everyone has mentioned that prefer the nylons...they really do bring out some of the tone in a cymbal.
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Post Wed May 16, 2007 11:41 pm

Warrdogg wrote: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.


im a nylon man i tend to find that wen i play with wood tips the ends crack after a few sessions i like the pro mark 5A's and 7A's there pretty swish
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Post Sun May 20, 2007 1:24 am

nylon tips are REALLY bad for your heads,not to mention they leave those nasty looking black marks from using the same sticks on your practice pad
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Post Sun May 20, 2007 7:51 am

I stay away from nylon. Don't like the sound when playing the ride. I also feel like they don't produce a natural feeling bounce on the ride and hats. Just my preference to stick with wood. I suggest trying both and see which you prefer.
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Post Tue May 29, 2007 4:53 pm

Wood has a more natural feel and sound, obviously.
I like the way my ride sounds with nylon, but the tips never last. So I would go with wood.
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Post Wed May 30, 2007 1:30 pm

I actually prefer nylon tips since I play heavy rock, BUT I've yet to find a stick in which the nylon tip doesn't fall off. One might last me for 6 months or more and some come off the first time I play them. I've since gone back to the wood tips. Man I miss that extra projection of ping from my ride! BTW, I've even owned a set of the aluminum sticks and even they've come unscrewed. Of course that was before the stick actually broke in half, right where the grip meets the rest of the stick. Bad thing is....I'm alot easier on sticks than most everybody else I've come across.
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Post Wed May 30, 2007 2:19 pm

Wood. I prefer my cymbals dark and dry; nylon tips are too bright/pingy for my taste.
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Post Wed May 30, 2007 2:32 pm

bunnybunny wrote:wood, for the sound and feel


yep same here for the same reasons :D