What sticks do you use?

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Post Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:51 am

m wrote:I just tried some Regal Tip Chester Thompsons, to see what the 17" length felt like-

wow. These are some crappy sticks. The finished is horrible, there are big grain chips in it, feels really bad to grip. One stick isn't even round, it's got a flat side! Bad~
anybody ever gotten a flawed pair like that?

No more buying sticks online for me, I guess...

and from what I could tell, 17" felt very strange!


17 inches? Playing them must have been an interesting experience
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Post Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:02 am

I can't imagine myself trying to play on the snare drum with such long sticks
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Post Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:14 am

I use ProMark 747 wood tip. Great sticks. Same sticks Neil Peart uses...
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Post Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:16 pm

:D VATER 5B WOOD TIPS. WOOD TIPS ARE "THE BEST" YOU CAN QUOTE ME ON THAT! (I BREAK NYLON TIPS). BUT I TRIED THE VATER POWER 5B WOOD TIP, THEY'RE A LITTLE LONGER AND THE TIP IS ROUNDED A LITTLE MORE THAN THE ACORN TIP OF THE 5B. I THINK I'M GONNA SWITCH. BUT ITS VATER ALL THE WAY.
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Post Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:30 pm

I also prefer wood tips to nylon tips. The cymbal sound is ten times better with wood tips. And the feel, in my opinion, is a bit different.
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Post Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:12 pm

Pro-Mark TX707 Nylon tips. Perfect size for me, I wrap them with baseball bat tape and use drum gloves to protect my hands.

BTW, there is no "better than", as in "wood tips are better than nylon". It's all subjective to individual needs and preferences. I prefer nylon, because I get a brighter sound on my cymbals, and I hate it when wood tips split. Just my preference. Nothing wrong with wood tips, I just prefer nylon.
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Post Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:20 pm

screamkevin wrote:BTW, there is no "better than", as in "wood tips are better than nylon". It's all subjective to individual needs and preferences.

As with almost anything when it comes to drumming :)
I myself prefer wood to nylon :)
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Post Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:10 pm

Vater - Chad smith funk blasters
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Post Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:17 am

I currently really like the feel of the Vic Firth Buddy Rich sticks. I've been using those sticks alot lately.
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Post Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:38 am

I use Trueline 2B nylon tip with Unigrips.
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Post Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:54 pm

promark american hickory 5a wood tip...
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Post Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:56 pm

Personally Silverfox always appealed to me and worked.Matter of fact I just recently became an Affiliate of their company. I use the SF-MR MODEL LENGTH BUTT NECK BEAD TAPER
SF-MR 16 1/4" .545 .268 Tear Drop Med.


And just for sake of refrence I copied and pasted the exact everything of the sticks,lol.And they are hickory.
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Post Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:04 am

I talked to Silver fox at NAMM. Decent sticks but I like my Truelines better,
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Post Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:32 pm

Vater Rikki Rockett Bottle Rockett
Look like an old coke bottle on the handle but are surprisingly light and hard to drop. They give good sound on the cymbals and the toms so there all around good.
I also have some Zildjian 5A's that came as a 10 pack I don’t know much about them but they don’t have any finish kind of like the Vater naked series but I got them before those came out, not as good as the Vater sticks but they work good for $1 a pair.

anyone know a good pair to try? I have to order some heads to replace the 2 year old ones that came with my set. (I know way past do)
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Post Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:37 pm

ARCHxANGEL wrote:Personally Silverfox always appealed to me and worked.Matter of fact I just recently became an Affiliate of their company. I use the SF-MR MODEL LENGTH BUTT NECK BEAD TAPER
SF-MR 16 1/4" .545 .268 Tear Drop Med.


is there a difference w/ endorser vs. affiliate?

congrats- those are some good sticks.
I've got a bunch coming, going to try the clawsticks too.