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Old 02-09-2012, 02:04 AM
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Default Breaking sticks for fun and profit

no, not reall for either of those 2. i was playing today and rocking out having a great time and i broke a stick or 2. I also broke a pair at marching practice yesterday, and I was thinking today that even though they are expensive, ect it might be good for a drummer to break a stick every now and again. Not like every practice, but one or 2 a month, or some other small amount. Any thoughts on this?
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:30 AM
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Any thoughts on this?
I wouldn't call it "good" but I wouldn't call it "bad" either. It just is.

Sticks breaking intermittently is par for the course. The price we pay for bashing a piece of wood against a piece of metal. But breaking 2 or 3 every time you sit down.....you're doing something wrong......or using the wrong stick for the job.
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:38 AM
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I could tell you were young because you sound like you almost want to make this a macho thing. I break sticks that finally wear out from hitting the hihat and wearing down but several pair in one day is ridiculous and just not sane. I can assume that someone else is buying your sticks and not you. Check your style you are doing something wrong or just having fun abusing sticks.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:56 AM
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you both nailed it with the wrong stick for the job, i had some 5a's from christmas that my grandma got me, i usually play with aheads (at a friends house) or with sd1/2b. I know it isnt my technique because I had one pair of sticks last around 400 hours through marching season, i was just having a bit of fun with some tiny little 5as. And i wouldnt say macho so much as the concept of "replacing" little things every so often. The same way that a guitar player would have to replace picks. I know for me atleast ive broken sticks and gone into the store looking for sticks the same size and come out with different ones i really liked, so it might lead to a wider variety of sticks in your collection.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:02 AM
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You can break sticks?
Mine usually just become whittled away until I can use them as toothpicks.
Either that or the wood tips chip away so the stick is useless.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:12 AM
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I had to learn on 7A's and I still use 7A's for much of my playing. Fifty years ago there wasn't much heavy metal vying for the tree trunk size corner of the stick market.

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