How long do your drumsticks last?

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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:38 am

As the title says - how long can you play with one pair of sticks?


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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:40 am

It depends. With a nylon tip It's about 3-4 months of intensive playing until the stick breaks. With a wood tip It's about 3-4 weeks. Wood tips chip away too fast when I play, so I tend to use nylon tips.
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 12:06 pm

about 3-4 months
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 12:12 pm

I'm using wood-tipped sticks and I can play with them for 4-8 weeks.
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 12:50 pm

my sticks last for about 4-5 months - I play them till the point that there is really not much wood left ;)

The longest I've been using a pair is almost 8 months - they look like a hungry dog thought that they were a bone ;)
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:12 pm

my last pair of Vater Chad Smith funk blasters lasted me about 4 months, i dont mind the tips being a little worn as long as they aint competely gone, i play with them :D
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2006 5:57 pm

depends im either lucky or not. ive got some drums sticks have had for at least a year now. but then im not a heavy hitter. also have been unlucky bought a pair of sticks and broke them in less than a week. so prob just bad wood in one pair.


one thing i do hate is breaking one stick. aand then having about 4 5 sticks that are odd. :( lol. anyone else get that?

btw best sticks ive played is 5a extremes Nylon. vic firth.
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Post Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:46 pm

i use nylon and they last about a month
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Post Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:00 pm

1 gig, 2 max. What am I doing wrong? LOL
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Post Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:12 pm

The Alien Drummer wrote:1 gig, 2 max. What am I doing wrong? LOL


1 pair of broken sticks per gig at give or take 9 bucks a pair and 3 to 4 shows a week. you need to find a less expensive way to take out your aggression. lol
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Post Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:39 pm

I go through 1-2 pairs every week. Sometimes 3.

Then again I play a lot. (I think...)
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Pretty sad actually because I should be way better than I am.
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Post Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:01 pm

I use 1 or 2 sticks per year. I don't destroy my drumsticks very quickly, I like to keep 'em in good nack. Also, I play them until they begin to resemble a toothpick ;).
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Post Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:17 pm

eh, anywhere from a week to 3 or 4 months. sometimes it just matters if the stick has a flaw or how heavy im playing. i am an extremely heavy hitter, and i used to break like 2 sticks a week. but then a started playing promark 5bn white oak and theres really no problems with them.
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Post Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:43 pm

Depends on how hard I play. The style, tempo or type of music. I use Vic Firth Steve Gadd sticks for the light stuff. I use BlackBay 5B for the heavy stuff. I guess it all depends on how hard you play.
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Post Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:59 pm

Ever since I switched to Vater I've had sticks last for a recockulous amount of time (several months). I've broken a couple, but it took a really long time, and I beat the living crap out of them.
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