DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > Drum Gear > Heads and Sticks

Heads and Sticks Discuss Heads and Sticks

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-06-2008, 08:53 PM
stevo's Avatar
stevo stevo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Western lake erie, just above Ohio
Posts: 223
Default Using different size sticks

What's your collective thoughts on using different weighted sticks?
More specifically, when playing gigs, for an example, on one song-one type of stick (heavy or light) and then switching, depending on the response of the different stick?
Or even just practicing on a practice pad?
__________________
stevo
Deep recess of my mind
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-06-2008, 09:45 PM
DrumDown DrumDown is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 13
Default Re: Using different size sticks

Hi Stevo,

I definitely use different sticks depending on song/feel required. My most common stick choices are 5B, 7A and a pair of rods.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-06-2008, 11:04 PM
jayp's Avatar
jayp jayp is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Seattle, Washington
Posts: 730
Default Re: Using different size sticks

I also use different sticks depending on what style or song im playing.

I use my AJ2's for pretty much all around play, and I use lighter stick like bopworks westside for a reallllly light jazz setting or something.

Basically I don't think any drummer should pick one perticular style of stick and thats all they play, drummers need to be versatile and so do our sticks/gear.
__________________
Ludwig / Bosphorus / Zildjian
"If you mess up, just play it twice" - Miles Davis
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-07-2008, 04:20 PM
mrchattr's Avatar
mrchattr mrchattr is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
Posts: 1,439
Default Re: Using different size sticks

I think the more options you have, the better. It's kind of like how Art Blakey used to switch between traditional, matched, and hitting with the tips and butts, often times using all of those variations in one song.

However, I also think you have to stay musical with it. I'll use 5A's with my main band for most of the songs...I may switch between tip and butt, but the only other sticks I use are a pair of Blasticks for one tune.

When I play with other groups, or especially in orchestral/musical settings, I have a stick bag that includes a TON of different stuff. And I make sure when I practice that I stay comfortable with all of those types of sticks, so none of them come as a surprise to me. I learned that in high school, when I would go to jazz band (I used to use AJ4's) after marching band, and would drop a few sticks during the first rehearsal, until I got used to it.
__________________
Saluda Cymbals Endorser
Silver Fox Endorser

www.rossidrums.com
MySpace: rossidrums
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com