Re: Pitch-matched sticks - How critical is it?
Years ago I used Regal Tip and when I bought new sticks I would roll them and pick out what felt best in my hands. Now I use VF and the technology has changed so much I don't even roll them anymore. I buy a brick at a time and put the all in my stick bag facing the same way, play a few tunes with a pair, put them back facing the opposite way and grab another pair. This way they wear evenly. Last me about 6 months. Every now and then I might feel one that feels a bit difference in weight, I'm only banging a drum, not performing brain surgery, no big deal.
Yamaha Oak Customs, Magstar Drums, 1971 Slingerlands, Zildjian, Sabian, Vic Firth, Remo