Re: Whats the deal with stick size?
You use different sticks for different applications. A lighter stick for low-volume or faster playing, and a heavier stick for rock and metal. I use anything from a 5A to a 5B because I play a variety of styles. I keep x5A nylons, 5B nylons, 55A woods, Aaron Spears Signature wood tip, and two different thickness rods (hot and thunder). If I played in a church band, I would probably prefer a 7A. If it was a band like Tool, then maybe a 2B would do.
Some people do have to worry about how the sticks affect their hands, but I've been playing long enough to be comfortable with almost any stick in my hand. I prefer not using the skinny ones. We all have our preferences.
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