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Old 09-19-2012, 06:04 AM
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Default Sticks wood color and weight

Hi folks,

I used to play with the same pair of Vater sticks (Los Angeles 5a) on electronic drums for many years now, They have a brownish color, perfect weight, great balance.

I just bought a new pair, but with a clearer color (all the Vater 5A sticks at the store have the same one...). But those sticks are more lights and the playability is not really the same...

Do you often experiment this type of variability in wood color and weight for your sticks ?
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:17 AM
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Default Re: Sticks wood color and weight

Check that you haven't bought maple sticks. Vater make the same style of stick in both hickory and sugar maple. The sugar maple is lighter in both weight and colour than hickory.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:38 AM
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Default Re: Sticks wood color and weight

Hand selected hickory is well written on the shaft.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:11 PM
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Default Re: Sticks wood color and weight

I found this on the Vater website : "brown" hickory is found closer to the tree's center and is slightly denser and heavier than "white" hickory.

Maybe it's the explanation about weight variations in sticks from a same model / size...
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