Thread: BREAKING STICKS
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Old 06-06-2006, 12:41 PM
Chip
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Default Re: BREAKING STICKS

I seriously don't get it. I sometimes DON'T play rimshots, my sticks hold up, and I don't get sore hands/arms, except for when I haven't played for a few days and my grip is tighter because I got out of it. My sticks last 2-3 months, currently 7A's (dips, does anybody else think Zildjian should just stick to cymbals?) lasted 2 months. Do you guys use hickory sticks? It has shock absorbing properties, useful for rimshots.

I play hard on a cowbell, rimshots, shoulder on the ride bell and heaps of potentially stick damaging acts, I have only ever actually broken 2 sticks (and 1 out of anger, it was old and had a crack, hehehe.)

Not looking down on anyone or trying to be superior, I just don't think somebody should play that hard, it leaves nowhere to go dynamically.
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