Re: Stick for small Jazz Combo
I like two... VF Erskine Ride Stick and VF SD4 Combos - both wood tip.
I play SD4's with loud music as well. For many they feel like pencils, for me they are comfortable.
That being said no matter what stick, it's all about control which translates to technique. Just saying it's possible to play too loud with a light stick within certain context.