Originally Posted by BertTheDrummer
The quick way to see if it's the stick or not is to try another pair of sticks that aren't oak.
I suspect it might be the stick. I've heard of people with issues using oak sticks in the past. I have a pair that I practice with sometimes and I do notice that I have more fatigue after using those than using hickory sticks.
Hmm. That'll be kind of hard; there's only one music store in my area (the one where I got my TAMA 5B's from). But I'll try. Any stick recommendations for me?