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Old 12-06-2013, 02:05 PM
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Default Re: Anyone use huge stick sizes?

The biggest stick I have used is the Peter Erskine Big Band Stick. It has a pretty beefy butt end with a long taper.

At first, I found I could play a lot easier with the larger stick. But eventually I noticed I couldn't get around the kit quite as quickly as with a smaller stick.

I recently discoverd the Vic Firth SD Combo maple stick. WOW!!! It's actually about the size of my 7As but it's so light since it's maple. Amazing stick. I could execute pattens even faster than with the Big Band stick and get around the kit with ease. Plus, that barrel tip has great articulation on the cymbals.

I'm quite a stick junkie so all this may change in a few months...
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