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Old 06-07-2013, 03:41 AM
mandrew mandrew is offline
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Default Re: In need of some light, durable, wooden tip rock sticks

Generally, "light" and "durable" don't go together if you play a heavier style. Maple is lighter than hickory, but not a s durable if you play a lot of on the rim stuff, rim shots, or crash your cymbals on the edge. I like SD1s, but may be too light for you. For durability you need at least hickory sticks. To get them light is to go with lighter/smaller sizes. That can create problems because you may be tempted to hit harder than necessary to get volume. That can lead to damaged equipment. A compromise is to let amplification solve your volume problem, or go with a 5A or 5B hickory, and use good stick control to play lightly, and control your volume and attack. Control the stick, but have the right stick.
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