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Old 03-21-2008, 06:03 AM
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Default Wrong type of drumsticks bad for my cymbals?

Hey, I just joined a few days ago. I bought a couple pairs of drumsticks about a month ago(vic firths of course, i don't think i've used any other brands that last as long), and I bought a pair of danny carey sig.(i love the balance of weight) and the other pair was Ralph Harrison(not sure if i spelled the last name right, the signature is faded now) signature sticks. Now these drumsticks were fat and heavy, and I found out why after I showed them to my friend. He showed me that the 'corpsmaster' logo meant that they were marching sticks or something. Now, my question is:

Will these marching sticks be hard on my cymbals?
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:53 AM
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Default Re: Wrong type of drumsticks bad for my cymbals?

If they really are fat and heavy... yes.
Anyway, damaging the cymbals is more because of the hand moving the stick than because of the stick itself.
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:08 AM
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Default Re: Wrong type of drumsticks bad for my cymbals?

More to the point, they're the wrong type of drumsticks for playing the drumset. Even my son's fat, heavy, 747s--I can barely lift them--pale in comparison to his corpsmasters. Playing the drumset with corpsmasters would be like playing it with clubs. ;-)
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:36 AM
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Default Re: Wrong type of drumsticks bad for my cymbals?

i play 747's all the time.
pro mark 747's, with the thicker neck.
they're not that heavy. i find regular 5b's heavier.
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:55 AM
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Default Re: Wrong type of drumsticks bad for my cymbals?

oh, well they make good practice sticks. It makes all my other pairs feel like butter.
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Old 03-22-2008, 05:55 AM
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Default Re: Wrong type of drumsticks bad for my cymbals?

according to my rudiment teacher, as well as my own experience, corpsmasters are great to practice with on a pad or snare drum, but you shouldn't use them on a kit. moving them around quickly with different wrist motions at different heights and angles can cause a serious injury. they're just too heavy.
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Old 03-22-2008, 02:45 PM
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Default Re: Wrong type of drumsticks bad for my cymbals?

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i play 747's all the time.
pro mark 747's, with the thicker neck.
they're not that heavy. i find regular 5b's heavier.
It was a joke, son.

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