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Old 04-24-2009, 01:57 AM
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So i need some good drum sticks that i can play fast with but also be able to hit everything hard with, im sorta just starting out ive been playing for 6 months and i keep breaking my sticks but i want something durable but be able to go fast without cramping or something
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:00 AM
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What sticks do you use at the mo?
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:01 AM
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I use 7a ya i like really light sticks
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:08 AM
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7a's are good, I play 7a's all the time for many years now. You can play them fast because they are light. You shouldn't break them! they should slowly wear out. I would work on lighter playing techniques. You can play heavier sticks if you want to but I think that it would be better for you if you learn to play the 7a's without breaking them.

Try this, Try playing as soft and as fast as you can on your thighs without causing pain in your legs. This will help you to improve your technique and also your speed.
Give it a shot! It works! I have been playing for many years and I still practice this way all the time.
Don't forget to use your fingers to drive the sticks!
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:38 AM
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So i need some good drum sticks that i can play fast with but also be able to hit everything hard with, im sorta just starting out ive been playing for 6 months and i keep breaking my sticks but i want something durable but be able to go fast without cramping or something
Work on your technique, it will improve your speed, volume, and the life expectancy of your sticks. Once you've got that going, start looking for the perfect sticks to complement it.
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:06 AM
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gotta agree with the technique advice below, but try Pro-mark 7A Oaks - light, but tough...
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:26 PM
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gotta agree with the technique advice below, but try Pro-mark 7A Oaks - light, but tough...
Agreed. I use Pro-Mark 5a Oaks and they last months before I break a pair
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:39 PM
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I use 7a ya i like really light sticks
Light is fine, but to play fast you need control, and to have control you need to have enough contact between sticks and hands. 7A are too thin to achieve that, unless you have children hands.

I suggest you pick medium sticks like 5A but made from a lighter material like maple. Try Vic Firth heritage H5A, ideal for playing light and fast. Don't worry about breaking them if you're playing with a soft touch. They'll last as long as hickory.

Oh, and avoid heavy sticks like oak or metal. That's the opposite of what you wanna achieve.
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:57 PM
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Dave Weckl Evolutions sticks. I tiny bit heavy, but i can play just as fast with those sticks if than any others i own, and i get a ton on power with them. Great feel, and excellent rebound with the sticks. Only down side is the way the sticks are laminated or w/e you call it, so if your hands get sweaty, it becomes tough to hold them.
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try making your own stick at customdrumstix.BIZ.... they will be able to help design the perfect stick for you.... get the weight and feel your looking for

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Old 06-13-2009, 09:13 PM
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If you like lighter sticks but bigger diameters try SD9s, SD10s, SD11s. Big maple sticks that weigh about the same as a hickory 5a but deal out plenty of volume, but also can play soft as well depending on the tip. Vic Firth, Vater, and ProMark have similar sticks like these.
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:10 AM
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I notice that anything less than a 5A hickory stick doesn't bring out the desireable tones of the drum. A heavier stick makes the drum sound fuller to my ear. I found the 5A is a good compromise between weight and sound quality, light enough to play unencumbered yet heavy enough to make the drum reach it's full potential. I only use 7A's in the quietest situations. YMMV
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:23 AM
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You could go with the maple sticks here, big stick, full sound, light weight!
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