Re: Vic Firths similar to Jojo Mayer´s model
It's pretty hard to find (as I'm sure you have found) sticks that thick and shorter than 16". There are only two other VF sticks that I found. The Carmine Appice sig. (which is a little longer than what you wanted, but still under 16"), and the Harvey Mason sig. (which is also longer than Jojo's, and quite a bit thicker).
I haven't tried these sticks, so I don't know anything about their balance. Good luck.
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