What sticks do you use?

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Post Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:55 pm

I luv Promark Neil Peart Signature Millenium II 747 with a wood tip.
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Post Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:28 pm

Well I Use Vic Firth 3As And They Hold Up Really Well....I Only Broke One Stick Sofar....
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Post Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:36 pm

I really like Regal Tip sticks...... the gloss on them really stops them from getting all gross and sweaty, and they hold up quite well..... I haven't broken one in a very very long time

recently I discovered Bopworks drumsticks and I really enjoy their "birdland" model although, I would like to see them expand and offer a little more variety
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Post Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:56 am

I'll use 3A's, 5B's, usually use a 7A when playing lighter...sometimes I'll whip out the marching sticks. Except for the marching sticks, which are Vic Firths, I usually buy Vater sticks. I've also used their Fusion stick fairly regularly. I go back and forth on the nylon/wood tip thing.
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Post Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:22 pm

It's got to be the Vater 5A's because it's an all around good playing stick for any style!
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Post Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:43 pm

Pro Mark Shira Kashi Oak 5A's. They feel good and I haven't broken one yet after having them for about 3 months. That is a record.
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Post Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:35 pm

stump wrote:Sticks are sticks! I have been playing a generic 5-b stick for along time and I must say that I am impressed. 10 pairs of sticks for around $10. In the almost 20 years that i have been playing I have played Vic-firth and Pro-marks. They are great sticks but what makes a great stick? In my opinion it is quality, balance and durablity. I have found this in a generic stick. All in all...It's a piece of wood that you beat on a drum with. Other that that...it's an endorsement.


Plus one on this. I can not see why drummers have to be seen to be using a certain drummer's signature sticks, reflected glory maybe?
I play Stagg SM7AN nylon-tipped sticks, they do me fine, and they are cheap as chips, as someone once said.
It doesn't matter to me that they are not a 'name' stick, they are the right weight and balance for me, and I do not feel the need to pay out more than I have to just to hit a drumskin with a supposedly superior stick, simply because it has someone's name associated with it.

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Post Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:51 pm

i love vater
ive used the 1A, the LA 5A, 5b, fusion, and now im using the Xtream Design 5A
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Post Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:06 am

Im moving from Vic Firth to Vater on Saturday. Vic Firth are starting to annoy me now - they snap too easily, thats what I find anyway.
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Post Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:21 am

DRUMSMYWIFE wrote:It's got to be the Vater 5A's because it's an all around good playing stick for any style!


i agree
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Post Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:23 am

mindfood wrote:
stump wrote:Sticks are sticks! I have been playing a generic 5-b stick for along time and I must say that I am impressed. 10 pairs of sticks for around $10. In the almost 20 years that i have been playing I have played Vic-firth and Pro-marks. They are great sticks but what makes a great stick? In my opinion it is quality, balance and durablity. I have found this in a generic stick. All in all...It's a piece of wood that you beat on a drum with. Other that that...it's an endorsement.


Plus one on this. I can not see why drummers have to be seen to be using a certain drummer's signature sticks, reflected glory maybe?
I play Stagg SM7AN nylon-tipped sticks, they do me fine, and they are cheap as chips, as someone once said.
It doesn't matter to me that they are not a 'name' stick, they are the right weight and balance for me, and I do not feel the need to pay out more than I have to just to hit a drumskin with a supposedly superior stick, simply because it has someone's name associated with it.

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the prices n signature sticks is way too high to be getting exactlt what somene else wanted in a stick
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Post Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:26 pm

xdoseonex wrote:
DRUMSMYWIFE wrote:It's got to be the Vater 5A's because it's an all around good playing stick for any style!


i agree


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Post Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:37 pm

vic firth 2BNs

perfect stick, for me anyway
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Post Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:39 pm

Vic Firth 8D. I just got a new pair the other day, and I realized they didn't feel the same as the pair I have been using for a long time. I like the feel of a stick after it's worn out and about to break. I am thinking about trying out some other brands soon though. I might get some Vaters. What Vater or Pro-mark model would be closest to a Vic Firth 8D?
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Post Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:55 am

Hornets 5A's. A little more expensive? Yes. Worth it? Absolutely.
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