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matskeaping 11-03-2013 04:27 PM

Alternatives to Steve Gadd signature sticks
 
Hi All. This is my first time on the forum, so I'm very excited to see what you think about my dilemma. I love playing the Vic Firth Gadd signature sticks. Their weight, balance and dimensions are perfect for me, but they make too much of a clanging sound with their almost square, clunky beads. I use trashy cymbals like Istanbul 30th edition ride, and old K's. More ping and definition is what I'm after without compromising the feel of the stick in my hand. Any alternatives out there? Many thanks in advance! Matt

brady 11-04-2013 12:50 AM

Re: Alternatives to Steve Gadd signature sticks
 
Have you tried using the nylon tip version of the Gadd stick? It sounds like that's what you are looking for.

matskeaping 11-04-2013 08:39 PM

Re: Alternatives to Steve Gadd signature sticks
 
Hi Brady: yep, thanks. I'm kind of particular!! I like the sound of wood as opposed to nylon, but more of a pingy more defined sound! Thanks for the suggestion though. Matt

KarlCrafton 11-04-2013 09:34 PM

Re: Alternatives to Steve Gadd signature sticks
 
Welcome!
There are a few sticks from Vater, that are pretty much matches for a lot of VF sticks.
Check out their site, or a catalog. They may have something with a rounder tip with other same dimensions as the Gadd stick.

The Gadd stick is shorter than 16" also, which may be part of what you like. There are other shorter sticks out there too.

Good luck!

drumming sort of person 11-05-2013 12:26 AM

Re: Alternatives to Steve Gadd signature sticks
 
Vic Firth 5A or the Dave Weckl Evolution should do it.

Muckster 11-06-2013 04:42 PM

Re: Alternatives to Steve Gadd signature sticks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by drumming sort of person (Post 1195482)
Vic Firth 5A or the Dave Weckl Evolution should do it.

Try a pair of VF Keith Carlock sticks. The feel and weight are similar (to me). The small tip may stun you, but man they sound good on cymbals.


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