What sticks do you use?

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Post Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:50 pm

my favorite sticks are probably vic firth hickory american classic 8d's great sticks. light, and the tips are perfect. i don't know, i love them. i tend to try out different sticks all the time, but i always come back to these. and i only go through a pair or two at practices and shows, so it's not that bad. i play with a lot of rim shots and cymbals, so that's pretty decent. they aren't terrible for jazz either. very efficient.
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Post Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:26 pm

Jaki wrote:no point in wastign stupid amounts of cash n sticks which break all teh dma time..... by carbo sticks.. they last forever and no breakages..... and they feel cool literally


m wrote:I've got a pair of CarboSticks, I was hoping the feel would work for me-
I sure can't seem to break them! They weren't particularly cheap though, if I recall correctly...


after hearing you guys talk about carbosticks all the time i decided to order a pair. i just got the package about 5 minutes ago, and i gotta say they really do kinda feel like wood. the ones i got are really light, almost too light. i cant wait to try them out
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Post Thu May 17, 2007 10:29 am

i like to use VicFirth Rock Sticks .. i used to use vicfirth metal but i chose to get a smaller stick to see if it would help slightly with speed an it did.. made me a tighter player too
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Post Thu May 17, 2007 12:25 pm

I use Vic Firth Players 5A but Im thinking about trying out Pro-mark TXR747N.
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Post Thu May 17, 2007 2:54 pm

just plain vater 5bs for me.
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Post Sun May 20, 2007 7:12 pm

i like vic firth 7a becasuse they are long, light weight and don't break easily. i find that other vic firth models break in a short amount of time but for some strange reason these dont. its kind of wierd i find the smaller the stick the harder it is to break. mabey its just me but....
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Post Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:23 am

m wrote:I used Vater Fusions on our last tour, they held up really well.
Thinking about switching to Silverfox Rock Steadys, they feel really good too.


I just ordered a pair of Silverfox 5BXT sticks. I've never used any of their sticks before but thought I would give them a try. Have you ever tried this model or has anyone else?
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Post Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:38 am

zildjian or vater 5B. i prefer the zildjian feel but they seem to break easier than vater.
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Post Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:05 pm

DrumsPlus wrote:
m wrote:I used Vater Fusions on our last tour, they held up really well.
Thinking about switching to Silverfox Rock Steadys, they feel really good too.


I just ordered a pair of Silverfox 5BXT sticks. I've never used any of their sticks before but thought I would give them a try. Have you ever tried this model or has anyone else?


I ended up using Silverfox for about a year or so, till I discovered Hornets.
The SFs were pretty nice, but didn't hold up quite as well as Vaters. Didn't try that particular model though, maybe those tips are a bit sturdier...
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Post Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:04 pm

Vater are the only sticks! I love the 1A's but the 2B's are growing on me with their extra beef(less shoulder wear lasts longer just wish they had an acorn tip too.
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Post Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:04 pm

Ahhh man, I use AHEAD 5A's. great sticks. Long lasting and a great feel. Just not so great for rim clicks
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Post Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:18 am

VATER! VATER! VATER! (5B's to be exact) . I've tried everything else and nothing seems to hold up like them. The slightly higher price is well worth it, mainly b/c you won't break half as many sticks! I even tried Aheads. They're not bad, but once, in the middle of a show one of the tips came off and before I realized it, the threads had cut a 2 inch gash in one my toms.....Not Cool!!
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Post Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:34 pm

At the moment Im using Vic Firth 5A wooden tips - i dont normally play with wooden tips but they were free!
i dont stick to one brand of stick, im always switching over as i havent really found a stick that really suits me.
I think ill stay with Vic Firth however my last pair of them snapped pretty quick.
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Post Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:44 am

I am endorsed by HORNETS Drumsticks and use 5A's

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Post Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:34 pm

Vic Firth 5BN, although I'm thinking about switching to Vater 5B.
I hear they tend to hold up much longer.
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