What sticks do you use?

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Post Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:02 pm

I use Carbosticks made by a company called CS
And they kick A**e
They have everything i want from a stick and more
And unlike aheads they feel like a wood stick in my hand so feel natural and nice 2 grip
try them i promise you will be amazed
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Post Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:37 pm

Vic Firth 5A

they last about 5 weeks or so, but they feel nice
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Post Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:14 pm

i love the vic firth signature series Buddy rich sticks. i dont use them because of the legendary name no no no! theyre like in between a 5A and 5B and the tip of the stick is rather unique looking... i just get amazing rebound from them.
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Post Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:52 pm

Qbs wrote:What sticks do you think are the best? What company, what tip etc... ? :)
Have you tried Xcel Drumsticks or their Speed Sticks w the, Dip your own drumsticks From StickStuffgrip.com
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Post Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:54 pm

[quote="Qbs"]What sticks do you think are the best? What company, what tip etc... ? :)[/I play Xcel Drumsticks and Speed Sticks w/STICKSTUFFGRIP]
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Post Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:22 pm

i use Zildjian 2B's
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Post Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:46 pm

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:02 pm Reply with quote
I use Carbosticks made by a company called CS
And they kick A**e
They have everything i want from a stick and more
And unlike aheads they feel like a wood stick in my hand so feel natural and nice 2 grip
try them i promise you will be amazed
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I use to use them, use to love em. they dont seem to cause blistering and they have good grrip. The first set lasted ages, but the last batch (3 pairs) i went through in a matter of weeks which sucked. (I do play very heavy though) but i will admit, they're alot nicer than a set of Aheads. Now i'm back on to trusty Vic Firth 5B's. Nylon and wood tip.
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Post Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:39 am

Vater all the way!

5B Wood Tip
5B Xtreme Wood Tip
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Post Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:42 am

I just ordered 8 prs of Hornets, they've ruined me for other plain sticks...
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Post Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:09 am

m wrote:I just ordered 8 prs of Hornets, they've ruined me for other plain sticks...


Ouch! $17. They'd better come with a free hooker for that. :shock:
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Post Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:32 am

I used to use Vic Firth 5B's. They're a great stick, although they tended to break a little easily, and they felt hollow for some reason :?

I then picked up a pair of Tama 5B sticks...At first I wasnt all to sure about them...until I played them that is...man, they is some gooood sticks! Slightly thinner, slightly heavier and ever so slightly shorter than the Vic Firth 5B's - they're perfect. They seem to be alot stronger than the Vic's as well.

I did haver a brief affair with some Vic Firth 5B 'extremes' which were a tiny big bigger then the usual 5B's which were also great, but alas the Tama's were calling, so its back to them, and their perfect 8)
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Post Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:52 am

For heavier playing I used to use Pro-mark dc12i, which is a Hickory wood indoor drumline stick made with their Millenium II system. I've recently switched to Vic Firth's SD1 General which is made of Rock Maple. I love this stick because it doesn't chip away like the dc12i does. Although I like having the extra reach with the dc12i, the sd1 has a better weight and each pair feels well balanced to me. I don't have to spend so much time warp rolling, tone tapping, and grain checking to get a good pair.
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Post Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:04 pm

Vater 3A fatback nylon tips
or Regal tip 3B nylon tips.

I tike the Regals better, the tip on it perfectly rounded into a ball, I find I get good tone and power with them. The weight is pretty comfortable too.

Problem is, the music store doesnt have them half the time, so I'm stuck with Vater 3As
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Post Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:08 pm

I use Xcel Drumsticks w/ the thin clear Stick Stuff grip!

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Post Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:15 am

my personal favorite after going threw 9823409824597 pairs..

are inconveniently hard to find.. at least where i am..

vic firth 3A's best tip, sound, wieght in a stick i have ever found.. a pure mark of perfection..

thank you vic firth..