What sticks do you use?

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Post Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:31 am

Vic Firth 2B
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Post Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:49 am

Vic Firth 5A and 5B 8)
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Post Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:53 am

I just got the replacement Regal Tip Chester Thompson sticks-
wow...

is anyone out there using Regal Tips sticks?
How is the quality control, as far as you can tell?

Another crappy pair. The finish on these is horrible!
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Post Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:25 pm

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
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Post Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:28 pm

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...
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Post Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:18 pm

Vater Xtreme 5B Nylon. These sticks are very balanced and just feel great. I would suggest anyone to give them a try.
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Post Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:46 pm

regal tip Quantum 1000. been using then exclusively for 14yrs. size of a 5a, 16in with extremely short taper. this is great for someone who rides crash cym like i do. alot of wood up top means it takes longer to chew through and more weight so you don't have to hit as hard. and i use regal tip power rock in my left hand, also great for street fights

and the best part of the 1000 is the nylon marble! now this is not for the fancy dancey player with tons of notes. if you have to fight the Marshalls on stage. These babys cut like crazy. have never lost a tip in 14years, and i play directly on the bell with the tip, cuts better than the shoulder. can't say the same for vic firth and promark. every promark I've played i lose the tip, and their finish is like ky jelly

I bought the 1000's buy the brick 3yrs ago( granted i only use one at a time) and I'm thinkin it might be time for another one. i'm down to about 5 sticks also never had the weight vary from stick to stick. vic firth is the worst for weight from set to set
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Post Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:49 pm

I use the Pro-Mark 5AL
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Post Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:37 pm

Vic Firth American classic metal (red tip). It's Tommy Lee's old signature stick. I don't care for Tommy Lee, but he did have a good taste in a stick model.
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Post Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:57 pm

The stick im using at the moment and what id most likley stick 2 for the time being is Pro-mark Mike Portnoy's signiture model sticks.
Theyre long slender,similar too a 7A with a nylon tip but the taper is quite thick which i like :p
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Post Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:06 am

I just switched from the Vic Firth Steve Gadd's to the Dave Weckl Evolutions.

For rock and jazz, it's working for me as the "all in 1" type of stick.

FWIW, I switched from using V/C 5BN's for my rock gigs. I'm getting more control, better ride sound, and it takes less effort to move around the kit.
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Post Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:10 am

Joey Jordinson(sp?) AHEAD sticks. Bought them for a whimn, loved them. bought a new pair a few days ago. they just felt right at the store, and even better at the kit.
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Post Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:17 am

I bought Vic Firth 55As yesterday. Great sticks! I think I'll stay with'em for a while
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Post Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:27 am

Vic Firth 7A Wood tip
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Post Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:30 am

Vater Stewart Copeland Standard...waiting on quote for custom sticks though. Hopefully I will know soon.

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