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Old 03-22-2011, 02:18 AM
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Default different types of sticks

I've been a drummer for a little over a yeard and ive only used the regular Vater 2b's with the wood tip. What is the difference between the wood tips and the nylon tips??
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:24 AM
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Default Re: different types of sticks

Nylon tips give a brighter sound......more noticeable on the cymbals, but the nuances can certainly be picked up on a drum too.

I've seen arguments that nylon tips are more durable, but my personal experience tells me that it's pretty much "flip a coin" as I've found the tips crack and break off anyway. Nylon tips are not a sound I care for, I find them quite harsh.....pingy attack on a cymbal and a "plasticky" sound on a snare drum head. But why not get a pair, experiment and come to your own conclusions?
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:54 AM
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Nylon lasts longer and is brighter on cymbals. That's about it...
And if you have a Nylon tip break or fall off, then the stick company is doing something wrong.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:05 AM
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And if you have a Nylon tip break or fall off, then the stick company is doing something wrong.
They're both closer to your neck of the woods than poor old Pocket out here in the colonies, Nick........be sure to pass "confirmed multiple nylon tip breakage" on to both Vic Firth and Pro Mark for me. In the mid 90's one of them actually splintered and hit me in the eye , mid-flight at a gig.......I remember it well. In fact, that was pretty much when nylon tips and I decided to part company: :-)
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:12 AM
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They're both closer to your neck of the woods than poor old Pocket out here in the colonies, Nick........be sure to pass "confirmed multiple nylon tip breakage" on to both Vic Firth and Pro Mark for me. In the mid 90's one of them actually splintered and hit me in the eye , mid-flight at a gig.......I remember it well. In fact, that was pretty much when nylon tips and I decided to part company: :-)
+1 Nylon tips suck. I am a pretty hard hitter and my nylon tips always used to fly off. At one gig out guitarist turned to face me and off comes the nylon tip, reaches terminal velocity and smacks him right between the eyes. He said it felt like getting shot with a BB gun.

There is a bond to break with nylon tips. With wooden tips, its all one stick...
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:34 PM
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I used to use nylons only for practice but am now considering using them for gigs as well because I like the extra ping, and that the tips don't flatten. I've only had one tip break off and that was a Vic Firth. I had gotten one pair of those and it was my last pair. Now I play with Vater 5A's. And they guarentee their nylons to not come off before the sticks life is over or they will replace it free of charge
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