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Old 02-05-2010, 11:08 PM
Viltsu941 Viltsu941 is offline
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What drum sticks are best for fast drumming? (blast beats etc..)
I've been using 7A
And what heads are best for metal ? :)
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:54 AM
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Tough question because blast beating KILLS sticks so obviously a thinner stick is going to break much easier but they are light so you get around the kit much easier so I would recommend the Vic Firth 85A American Hickory sticks. They are slightly lighter than the standard 5A's but thicker than the 7A's so they can take a beating. Another option would be to look for a thicker wood in the 7A size if you're hooked with that size.

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Old 01-27-2011, 05:01 AM
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Default Re: sticks and heads

A stick will only fly as fast as your wrists, fingers and control over the rebound can power them.

The fact that there are so many (fast) metal players, who use such a wide variety of sticks is living testament to this.

Try as many as you can, for sure....but play what feels comfortable to you. Remember, if you think it's entirely up to the stick mate, you're mistaken.....it's up to the guy weilding the stick that makes the difference.

That said, if you're chasing a lighter stick...check out some of the maple sticks. Lighter than hickory, so you may be able to up the size, whilst keeping the weight to where you desire it.
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:02 AM
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Might want to check out pro mark chris adler signature sticks. They're a 5A model, so they're pretty light but they have a beefier taper and bigger tip so you still get the durability and power of a 5B.
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