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Old 03-17-2009, 07:49 PM
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Default Vater "Mike Wengren" (from Disturbed) signature sticks

So I'm at GC in West Palm Beach, like an hour before my gig and i need to get some sticks, something around a 2b in size and i see the 4-pack of Vater Mike Wengrens for like $22. Really good priced compared to the other ones in stock. They look really cool and they are just about perfect length, diameter, weight, and taper for my preference and with a nylon head and they look cool in black so i bought 'em. Got to the gig, my band stole the show as usual and i'm loving how these new sticks feel and thinking, "cool, i've got a new favorite stick!" Then the lights come up after our set and there are long black streaks all over the cymbals of where the stain from the drumsticks rubbed off.

Uhhhhhhhhh.................

if you get these sticks, grab some 100-grit sandpaper too and sand off that black stain stuff or you'll be polishing cymbals a lot more than you want to.
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:59 AM
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Default Re: Vater "Mike Wengren" (from Disturbed) signature sticks

Wow, That really stinks about the finish rubbing off. I guess you'll have to take the good with the bad.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:30 AM
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Default Re: Vater "Mike Wengren" (from Disturbed) signature sticks

Stained sticks are made in Satan's workshop. Check the "most famous youtube clip everrrrrr." Look at all the white smears on TB's cymbals. That is not for me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKQgDY0pZ68
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:39 PM
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Default Re: Vater "Mike Wengren" (from Disturbed) signature sticks

I saw these sticks at GC, the 4 pair pack. Bought them because I love Disturbed, had never tried Vater, and honestly who ever has enough sticks. Anyways, I have played with them for about a month and I do not like them. Too much vibration, the finish wearing off (as mentioned by others) and the nylon tip isn't very durable. I am a rock drummer, but I don't beat the crap outta my equipment, and the tips cracked. Switched back to the Vic Firth Danny Carey sigs. Great weight and I love how the butt end is thicker. Very anxious to try Pro Marks new Joey Jordison model.
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