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Old 04-13-2007, 11:43 AM
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Default Krupa's sticks . . .

Man, I'd sure like to know what he used.
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Old 04-17-2007, 05:47 AM
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Default Re: Krupa's sticks . . .

Wow ..the guy that started it all, and we don't even know what sticks he used.
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:18 AM
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Default Re: Krupa's sticks . . .

Interesting question. I'm fairly certain that Slingerland used to produce a Krupa signature stick but I'm not sure when those came into being or if Gene even really used them. I'll try to do some digging.
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Old 04-18-2007, 03:42 PM
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Default Re: Krupa's sticks . . .

Randy Caputo plays a Gene Krupa model.
Here is his website www.randycaputo.com
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Old 04-18-2007, 04:35 PM
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Default Re: Krupa's sticks . . .

Gene used a 0.5in diameter, 15in long, wood tip stick.

Cappella Stick Co of NJ made sticks for him for a while. You can still get these sticks somewhere. I've seen jazzlegends.com selling them. However, you could just as easily find a model with similar specs from today's manufacturers and put a GK on it with a perm marker!
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Old 04-18-2007, 06:04 PM
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Default Re: Krupa's sticks . . .

At www.jazzlegends.com the Gene Krupa stick is sold out.
The exact measurements are .53" (13.5mm) diameter and 15 7/8"(402mm) in length in case somebody wants to look for a similar model.
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Old 04-18-2007, 07:42 PM
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Default Re: Krupa's sticks . . .

I imagine the case is much the same with every other big artist. They all had custom made sticks for whatever company was sponsoring them at the time. Like the Buddy Rich models now from Vic Firth aren't exactly sticks that Buddy Rich had. I think the real trick was his 20x18 floor tom though... ;)
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Old 04-19-2007, 10:33 AM
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Default Re: Krupa's sticks . . .

Thanx! ..the Caputo sticks will be a nice addition to the collection.
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