What sticks do you use?

Qbs

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about 3 years ago I've found my perfect stick - Vater Steward Copeland Standart :)
 

Shalaq

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Ive used a bunch of models- Vic Firth 5A, 5B, X5Bs, Vater Power 5A with nylon and wood tips. Now I've switched to Vaters New Orleans Jazz 16 inches in leght and .555 thick with a nylon tip. For more of a jazz-type setting (or when I need a woody sound on my cymbals) I use sticks made by a Polish manufacturer OSCA 4 Drums, Fusion model- similar to diameter to the Vater ones, but with a tiny wood tip and made out of a lighter wood.
The reason why I switched from a thick Power 5A/VF XB5N to a lighter stick is that:
- they feel great- especially those Vater ones. For me it's just laying back or playing very fast effortlesly
- I can have a bright nylon tip sound without putting much weight on cymbals (and with a lighter stick you have more dynamic range to play with a nylon tip)
- I have single ply on all my drums so I get a full sound with a light stick. If I had thicker heads, I'd probably have to use thicker sticks to compensate (playing harder to get the sound out of the drum is a waste of energy ;) ).
So for me- Vater New Orleans Jazz nylon and OSCA4 Drums Fusion :)
 

Cryptmail

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My sticks that i love and work for me the best is the Vater Stewart Copeland model. It has the perfect weight and feel and they last pretty good for me too!!
-Sam
 

Qbs

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yup :) they're the best ;]
however, if there was one thing I could change in them I'd five them a slightly smaller tip - something like Vater Sweet Ride :)
 

luccabrowse

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Vater 5B for the rock drummer with a light touch. Zildjian 5B was my chosen brand for a while but i would constantly break them and i was recommended Vater that do last a bit longer. If your not to bothered about weight and you just want to hammer then 2B in most brands will last. If anyone is instrested in some very light and thin sticks for jazz preferably then i would recommend the Steve Gadd Zildjian signature, they look cool and are practically weightless.
 

m

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I used Vater Fusions on our last tour, they held up really well.
Thinking about switching to Silverfox Rock Steadys, they feel really good too.
 

Qbs

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Fusions are really sweet - they have that great small round tip, but they're a little bit to thick for me so I only use them for warm-up :)
 

loop

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I love my training Vic Firth Dom Famularos, they're big and light at the same time. Try them out!
 

loop

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Carter - quite standard, yet very good and reliable sticks. I don't like nylon, so I prefer 5As to 5ANs
 

m

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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!
 

Carter

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m":3jhlijce said:
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
 

TDRUMP

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: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.
 

bunnybunny

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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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