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Old 01-31-2010, 11:52 PM
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Default Need help on choosing brush sticks

So, which is better, the nylon of the steel?
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:58 PM
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Neither.....they are just different.

The wire brushes will give you that classic brush sound heard on countless jazz recordings. The nylon brushes sound different again, they have a 'plastic' sound to them (shocking description I know, but I just can't think of anything better for you). Your best bet is to try them both on a drum at your local store and see which one appeals.

For that classic 'sweep' sound...go with wire.
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Get a pair of both!
I use the Zildjian wire brushes with the raked ends. I also use the regal tip Blasticks nylon brushes with a wooden handle.
Try them all for yourself and decide on your favorites. The wooden brushes are also cool.
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:12 AM
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Wow! I got 2 answers in less than 10 minutes after posting this.

Thanks for your help guys.
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:19 AM
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Wow! I got 2 answers in less than 10 minutes after posting this.

Thanks for your help guys.
We never sleep!!!
Happy brush hunting.
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:51 AM
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The Flix Classic brushes (red) feel absolutely incredible and I love them with all my heart.
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:00 AM
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I use the vic firth heritage brushes and I gotta say they're scratchin me right where I itch.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:04 AM
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I use the vic firth heritage brushes and I gotta say they're scratchin me right where I itch.
Gross... I've found powder works a lot better. :-)

Anyway...I use the the VF Heritage brush too, as well as the Steve Gadd model that has the bent ends, similar to the Zildjian model. I didn't decide on a pair until I got to try out several models. Each pair of brushes will feel and sound slightly different, so just go test drive as many as you can. I will recommend the wire brushes over plastic though-just more authentic. Happy hunting.
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:07 AM
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Haha. My apologies for the somewhat disturbing expression. They are great brushes though!
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:35 AM
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by the way, does the wire brush get rusty? How do you clean them?

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Old 02-02-2010, 07:18 AM
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by the way, does the wire brush get rusty? How do you clean them?
Only if you leave it in the rain! Buy retractable ones, they pull back down inside the handle when not in use. Head to your local store and check 'em all out mate.....only way to know for sure what you like.
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:11 PM
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The Flix Classic brushes (red) feel absolutely incredible and I love them with all my heart.
I got 2 pairs of this Flix Sticks at zZounds.com.They are very nice.
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:15 PM
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... Head to your local storeyou like.
I think everyone knows this online web store already.I just found it recently and had been buying from them since then. They have excellent customer service, fast and low cost shipping charges. Check this out--

zZounds.com.
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Any other favorite brand of brushes out there for you folks? I am thinking of getting a pair...
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