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Old 02-09-2010, 06:39 PM
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Default oak sticks

I'm a fan of larger size sticks. while constantly searching for "the" stick, recently I've become a big fan of Benny Greb's signature stick (.600mm), girthy yet good balance.

Herein lies the problem...I'm sick of the shoulder splintering and matting down of the tips of hickory (some barrel or acorn tips loose their shape quickly due to their lack of density) and maple, forget it, to light for me. I would like to try a similar size oak stick (maybe a little smaller in size but not as small as the Neil Peart model). something that will not whittle down as easy as hickory. there doesn't seem to be that many choices in oak that I've seen. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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Old 02-09-2010, 07:18 PM
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Default Re: oak sticks

When I used wood I always used Pro mark 2B. Oak of course.
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:30 PM
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Default Re: oak sticks

The Promark 747B oaks are much like the Peart sticks only a bit larger. My kid plays them, and they last a long time. I like the tip shape, too, a broad oval.
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:22 AM
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ahhh. 747b oak sticks. My first pair. Played the first song of our first show tonight with them. The length gives you more power. I feel diameter just makes you play worse.
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:37 PM
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Default Re: oak sticks

Pro-Mark launched a new web page recently that includes a comparison chart of all their sticks


Much bigger selection in hickory than in Oak.
The only Oak that is close to the Greb is the 747B or the 5B. There is also an 808 just a little smaller that the Greb.

According to the chart, all of them have a bigger diameter than the Peart stick.
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Old 02-25-2010, 05:37 PM
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Default Re: oak sticks

I use Pro-Mark 747 Oak with Nylon tips. It's a good, heavy stick with great balance. I've used the 747B, with is 1/2" longer and much heavier, but an equally good stick (just too big for my hands).

Oak doesn't splinter like hickory, it chips. That can make it a bit harder to see a split coming, but it does give the sticks a little more life.

Hope that helped!

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