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Old 12-18-2011, 12:57 PM
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Anyone find the Vic firth sticks to vary a lot within the same size?
I.e. I always order 5A's in bulk but being going through them and one pair seem to feel like 5B's then the next pair are like balsa wood i comparison?

I've tried pro mark but my hands sweat a lot and I found they seem to slip out my hands more than the vic firths do- probably something to do with the coating applied?

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Old 12-18-2011, 02:26 PM
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You made me wonder, so I picked up my half used brick of Vic Firth 5As. To me most of them were the same, but there was one pair that I think is heavier than the others. You are right. But to me, the most important thing is that the two sticks in the same pair are about the same.

If you have problems with slipping sticks, I would try out the Vater Nude 5As, which have no finish or laquer.
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Old 12-18-2011, 03:41 PM
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I switched to Vic Firth years ago for that particular reason, and I never had any problem with weights within a "matched" pair, when they get used too much, I just take a new "matched" pair, even if only one of the stick is damaged.

The "still good enough sticks to play with" are put asides, and when I have a few I'll do some weight matching and use them for practicing.
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:05 PM
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I havn't had that with Vaters or Pro Marks
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:11 PM
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I have had this issue with VF 5As as well. Within a pair they are mached, but pair to pair the diameter can vary quite a bit. I bought a couple of pairs of nylon 5As and I though they were misnamed 55As. They were almost the size of the 5Bs I had. I have other pairs of 5As that are much thinner. I held one in each hand just to make sure I was not imagining it. Of course the weight is going to vary stick to stick. That's just the nature of wood.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:59 PM
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Anyone find the Vic firth sticks to vary a lot within the same size?
I.e. I always order 5A's in bulk but being going through them and one pair seem to feel like 5B's then the next pair are like balsa wood i comparison?

I've tried pro mark but my hands sweat a lot and I found they seem to slip out my hands more than the vic firths do- probably something to do with the coating applied?

Ben
If you have issues with gripping the Pro-Mark sticks, try out the TXPG5AW (pro-grip) or TXR5AW (natural/non-lacquered). If all else fails, wrapping the sticks works well.

Cheers!
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:17 PM
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I switched to Vic Firth years ago for that particular reason, and I never had any problem with weights within a "matched" pair, when they get used too much, I just take a new "matched" pair, even if only one of the stick is damaged.

The "still good enough sticks to play with" are put asides, and when I have a few I'll do some weight matching and use them for practicing.
Never thought of it like this!
Very good advice thank you :)
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