Re: Pitch-matched sticks - How critical is it?
I guess one issue I'd have is I remember seeing a video of one of the drumstick companies, and they actually do a weight and pitch matching before they send out the pair. I don't remember which company it was to tell you however. Anyway the problem is if someone is basically dragging out a bunch of sticks and laying them out, wouldn't they basically be messing it all up for the next guy? Because all of the prematched sticks would now be in a totally mixed up order.
Amateurs practice until they get it right.
Pros practice until they can't get it wrong.