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Old 07-05-2008, 03:43 PM
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Hey guys. I am looking for a pair of drumsticks which can really last. I usually break a 3$ in one week. I want something strong. I was looking at a Zildjian Anti-Vibe pair of drumsticks. Are they strong? They seem a little bit too pricey.
What should I buy? I can't spend more than 15$ for one.
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:14 PM
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Default Re: what shall i buy?

Go to a music store and buy a brick, 10 or 12 pair, for about 30 bucks. Then check your technique. Sticks shouldn't break that fast.

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Old 07-05-2008, 04:18 PM
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The Ahead sticks can last a year or two, but that's only if you can hold onto them, they're slippery.
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Old 07-06-2008, 12:02 AM
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you should try vater sticks in my opinion they seem more durable. I have only broken one in the time i have been playing even though i'm a heavy hitter and i don't think my technique is quite right.
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Old 07-06-2008, 09:08 PM
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Hey guys. I am looking for a pair of drumsticks which can really last. I usually break a 3$ in one week. I want something strong. I was looking at a Zildjian Anti-Vibe pair of drumsticks. Are they strong? They seem a little bit too pricey.
What should I buy? I can't spend more than 15$ for one.


What kind of sticks do you use?

You wouldn't pick Anti-Vibe for strength. Zildjian stcks as a whole are not great on durability, its the hardness of Hickory the use. If your hacking the shoulder of the stick on the Hi-Hat or crashes, Zildjians not a good choice. Anti-Vibes are great on hard pads, they reduce shock and mimic the rebound of an acoustic drum/head. You get less rebound w/Anti-Vibes and little or no shock.


You might want to modify you sticking technique, get into using the tips of the sticks like the pro's do. Rim-shots shouldn't require so much force the stick becomes splintered either, If you need to play that loud, look into purchasing a mic, mount and a cord.


Oak sticks are durable, but heavier and they transmit more shock. As your hours behind the set increase, breakage of sticks decreases.
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Old 07-07-2008, 04:35 AM
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alot of people use vic firth, pro mark, and vaters. I would try one of them.

I would suggest not using the NOVA's. Not worth the money imo.
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Old 07-07-2008, 04:55 AM
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Try using the Neil Peart sticks from Pro Mark.

Man, they are a bit on the heavy side, but each pair might outlast Keith Richards.
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