What sticks do you use?

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Post Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:35 pm

Sticks I use are Vic Firth 5B's, /////AHAEAD 5B's, /////AHAEAD Matt Sorum concerts that are 17" long, Aqarian 3A's which are heavier in the hand end I don't like them that much, and my favorite sticks are /////AHAEAD Joey slipknot sticks. The /////AHAED sticks as far as balance goes, are just like the Vic Firths in balance. You can't tell the difference. Anyway, that's it for me.
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Post Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:34 pm

pro-mark 747 Rock it feels best for me
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Post Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:39 pm

Vater fusion with nylon tips work perfect for me:)
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Post Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:54 pm

I recently bought a pair of Ahead Joey Jordison signature sticks, and i love them. They're durable, well-ballanced and they look bad ass. the only problem is since the butt of the stick is smooth aluminum, they slip out of my hands easier than wooden sticks.

I also like using Vic firth extreme 5A's, but those break wayyy to quick for my liking.

i'd say ahead aluminum sticks are the way to go. theyre a lil more money, but you wont be dissapointed
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Post Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:42 pm

I've experimented with many different models. A whole bunch of vic firth sig. models (Weckl, Erskine, Buddy Rich, Danny Carey models), a few ProMark (Superrock, Jim Rupp Model, Bill Bruford Model, Tubz, Hot Rods). Currently, I use Regal Tip (BG Hickory model, 8A hickory, brushes, Ultraflex brushes).

I, too have discovered the Vater Stewart Copeland Standard. It's crazy! Not too much weight, so I can really move with it. Plus, when playing heavier stuff, the tip makes it almost effortless to get a big sound, especially from a china cymbal.
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Post Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:59 pm

Im Really digging these Pro-Mark signature seris Ed Shaughnessy pw707w's there amazingly great 16.25 inches i dig the length and diameter .....buy them :-D.....why your at it pick me up another pair!
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Post Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:51 pm

i use vic firth 7as most of the time but im broke them today so im trying to get portnoy sigs.
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Post Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:40 am

I love Pro-mark 5b, wood tip, natural. Great stick all around. But lately i've been using Los Cabos 5b hickory sticks. I still perfer the Pro-marks but my budget simply won't allow it.
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Post Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:38 am

I've tried many different brands over the years, and I've finally found my perfect drumstick: the Vater Fusion model. I also use their Sugar Maple Fusion, but mainly it's just the regular model.
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Post Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:06 pm

Pro-Mark Japanese Oak 5A & 5B Both with Nylon Tips
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Post Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:27 pm

i play vic firth extreme 5As i dont even remember why i picked them up in the first place, but they feel good.

+they have the word EXTREME in them, so the make you 12390851709x better
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Post Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:42 pm

pro mark Mike Portnoy signature sticks are awsome and so are dave weckel's vic firth signature sticks
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Post Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:17 pm

Vick Firth 5A's

and I dont break them
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Post Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:47 pm

Vic Firth 5A's and Vater 5A's all the way and they lasted me for 4 months
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Post Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:47 pm

I have been using Vic Firth X5Bs for awhile now. I love them, extended reach because of the "X" [XTREME]. They're durable and loud. They definitely get the job done for drumsticks. Recently though, just for kicks I bought 3 pairs of unmarked sticks for $8 at Donn Bennett, the local drum store and I was suprised by how well they worked, besides a little warping in the wood. They had a tip that is good for drumset and snare for me anyway. Butj X5Bs are definitely my love.