Re: Do maple sticks reduce shock?
I use maple sticks and hand shock has never been a problem...
We did a gig recently at which I was sitting over the piano amp (Star Trek issue) and the piano was way, way, way too loud (another story in itself). I tried in vein to compensate by playing louder and realized considerable hand shock. There is NEVER a reason to have to play that loud. If the band is turned up that much, the drums should be miced, too. If this happens again, I will either unplug the piano amp or shoot the singer (the source of the problem.
Drums are the best psychiatry