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Old 06-28-2013, 02:27 AM
mandrew mandrew is offline
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Default Re: Do maple sticks reduce shock?

I use maple VF SD1 sticks all the time. I never have shock issues, but you have to select sticks for what you play. I play most snare solo stuff, which is more of a concert setting. Maple works great for this. If you try to play too loud with this stick, braking can become an issue. I am referring to very aggressive rock or big band. when you need more volume and weight, I would switch to a hickory stick. You have to pay attention to stick weight, length, and wood type for your application. You can't go by wood type alone.
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