Re: One or two favorite sticks?
Right now I have 3 models that I use for particular gigs.
All my drum kit playing is with Regal Tip 5BX wood tip.
When I gig with Street Drum Corps I use two models, depending on the part I play.
If I play the "Pit" parts I use Ahead M1's. It's SDC signature model. Big Fat Marching stick.
If I play the lead parts I use Ahead 5B. The reason being the lead parts are more 16th note stuff, and some of it is real fast. The "Pit" sections are more Kick & Snare sounding stuff.
The M1 provides a nice thump for that.