Re: My favorite sticks
my favorite sticks are whatever's in my hands right now... ;-)
Vic Firth - Gadd sigs - all purpose stick w/ nice cymbal response
Vic Firth - SD1 maple - pad work and general practice
Pro-Mark timbale sticks - just to get a different feel and sound
Regal Tip brushes - wood handle, I dunno the #, and I just got a pair of Pro-Mark TB-6 brushes (w/ the heavy wire) and I like them a lot too.