Re: Steve Smith
Concerning the topic of using the right stick model for the right musical style, I suppose Steve Smith is a great opportunity to get an idea about it, because he, more than anybody else, alternated between pure jazz and pure rock. My question is if Steve used another pair of sticks for Journey than the ones he was using for jazz at the time (which - if I remember correctly - weren't the Vic Firth Steve Smith Signatures just yet, I guess they were 5As and then Dave Weckl's original red stick). It'd be an interesting fact if he actually played in Journey with the same sticks he used for jazz.
The main reason for me asking this here is because I didn't find any useful info on the topic so far and I guess it's just a good place to try to find out this kind of things.