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Old 10-28-2010, 07:07 PM
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Default Looking for brushes

hi , i'm looking for a couple of brushes , i have a pair but they're really jazzy , i'm looking for maybe some more strong brushes , that u can really feel em when you're playing , can anyone recommend ?
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:15 PM
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Default Re: Looking for brushes

If you want something with a bit more bite, check out the Vic Firth "Live Wires." They've got a very small metallic ball on the end of each brush for greater articulation.

http://www.vicfirth.com/products/brushes.php
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:41 AM
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Default Re: Looking for brushes

Try the Clayton Cameron ones - they don't retract but they feel nicely balanced and much like a stick - so it doesn't feel foreign to swap from sticks to brushes.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:00 AM
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Default Re: Looking for brushes

Here's some your should check out. Regal Tip Jeff Hamiltons (telescoping, thicker gauge wire), Vater Wire Taps (these are non telescoping with a 5A type wood handle and metal rivets at the handle end for cymbal scrapes, also thick gauge wire), As mentioned above Vic Firth Live Wires, if they're too heavy Vic Firth's Jazz Brushes with the white handles have fairly heavy wire.
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:44 AM
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Default Re: Looking for brushes

Ditto on the Regal Jeff Hamiltons. I use them all the time and you can play loud or soft. I can be heard in a 17pc big band with them.
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:55 AM
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Default Re: Looking for brushes

I recently picked up a pair of the Vic Firth Jazz (white handle) brushes because I wanted a heavier pair than my Heritage brushes. I love them. The extra weight/gauge doesn't let me get drowned out by other instruments when the volume picks up. I can also do doubles much easier with the Jazz brushes.

I messed around with the Jeff Hamilton brushes a while back. They are great brushes as well. They are even heavier than the VF Jazz brushes if I remember correctly.
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:35 PM
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Default Re: Looking for brushes

I always have both a pair of Vic Firth Heritage and Jazz models in my stick bags, but most of the time I end up playing the Jazz model (with the white handle), because I get more tone.

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Old 10-29-2010, 06:37 PM
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Default Re: Looking for brushes

The Jeff Hamilton brushes are really nice. I picked some up after being fed up with the steve gadd brushes I bought way back...I tried the Vic Firth Heritage and Jazz brushes. I like the sound of those about as much as the Jeff Hamilton brushes but the plastic handle was a no go for me. I just liked the rubber feel over the plastic. Surprisingly the guitar center I went to had a decent variety of brushes. i would suggest going and getting a feel for a bunch of different styles and see what you like.
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