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Old 04-09-2012, 02:22 AM
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For a few months now I've been using Pro-Mark as they sent me an apology box of sticks. But anyways, I never used Pro-Mark and since about July/August I've been strictly using Pro-Mark 747B's. I love the sticks! The feel, the last and the punch. Everything! They're great!

However, I had to get a new set of sticks for a gig I had (I was playing in like 4 bands) and my usual 747B's weren't instock. Not to mention, I've had serious issues with quality thanks to Vic Firth but I seen the legendary "Dave Weckl Evolutions" which were also my first set of sticks as a kid. So, I picked those guys up. Now, I'm in the sticky situation because I love the feel of the Evolution's but I love the Pro-Marks as they are my ideal stick. I don't know whether to stick with evolutions, or stick with 747B's. I could always mix them about? But I don't think that would be good for muscle memory...
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:01 AM
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It is interesting that you like to "stick" with one size (pardon the pun). I use different sizes for different songs. Louder songs mean heavier sticks; faster songs mean lighter sticks; soft songs mean multi-rods or brushes, etc. The muscle memory for me is somewhat independent of my choice of sticks.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:32 AM
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For a few months now I've been using Pro-Mark ......Pro-Mark 747B's. I love the sticks! The feel, the last and the punch. Everything! They're great!.........
Have you tried the "Pro-Mark 747 Neil Peart Signature Oak Stick" they are well balanced and strong - they are my go to sticks (yes - I do keep many sizes of sticks for the type of music and the volume of music needed - but when I can - the RUSH sticks are it)
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:24 AM
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I like to use the Evolution sticks too, but I feel more in touch with the Steve Gadd wooden tip sticks. The two really feel very much a like.

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Old 04-09-2012, 06:16 AM
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Yeah I was using the 747Bs as well in both hickory and oak and they were nice but I have since moved onto Zildjians Trilock Gurtu sig stick. I can get as loud but have more control in lower volume and they also break less from rimshots. Though they have a marking where the fulcrum is I actually hold them further back, but they are really cool sticks.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:23 PM
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Hey Chris!

What do you like about the Weckl's specifically (balance/length/diameter)? What do you like most about the 747B? ProMark offers a pretty wide variety of sticks, so I'm sure that you could find the best of both worlds in one stick, and even if you can't, mayble you'll find two models that you know you can always turn to.

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Old 04-09-2012, 03:39 PM
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Have you tried the "Pro-Mark 747 Neil Peart Signature Oak Stick" they are well balanced and strong - they are my go to sticks (yes - I do keep many sizes of sticks for the type of music and the volume of music needed - but when I can - the RUSH sticks are it)
The 747 Neil Peart sticks are EXACTLY the same as the sticks I use. Only difference is it has Neil Peart's name on them. They are rather cool though! I think I had a pair of them when my store ran out of 747B's. Awesome choice!

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I like to use the Evolution sticks too, but I feel more in touch with the Steve Gadd wooden tip sticks. The two really feel very much a like.

Dennis
I had a pair of Steve Gadd's too! Those were my 2nd pair I think haha but they're awesome sticks. I think it's just because of the painted finish has a nice grip and feel to them and last a little longer.

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Yeah I was using the 747Bs as well in both hickory and oak and they were nice but I have since moved onto Zildjians Trilock Gurtu sig stick. I can get as loud but have more control in lower volume and they also break less from rimshots. Though they have a marking where the fulcrum is I actually hold them further back, but they are really cool sticks.
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Hey Chris!

What do you like about the Weckl's specifically (balance/length/diameter)? What do you like most about the 747B? ProMark offers a pretty wide variety of sticks, so I'm sure that you could find the best of both worlds in one stick, and even if you can't, mayble you'll find two models that you know you can always turn to.

Cheers!
Hey!

I just really like the feel of the finish (the painted lacquer) and the tips though, they could be the length and diameter of the 747B "Super Rock's". I could probably use both, but the 747B's have been my choice of stick for a while.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:12 AM
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Have you tried the "Pro-Mark 747 Neil Peart Signature Oak Stick" they are well balanced and strong - they are my go to sticks (yes - I do keep many sizes of sticks for the type of music and the volume of music needed - but when I can - the RUSH sticks are it)
I had a pair of the 747 Oaks years ago and they were ok. I never really liked them because they were harsh on my cymbals and quite rigid in my hands without any give. Count me out of oak sticks again.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:00 PM
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I had a pair of the 747 Oaks years ago and they were ok. I never really liked them because they were harsh on my cymbals and quite rigid in my hands without any give. Count me out of oak sticks again.
Oak definitely isn't for everyone but it's a nice option for some people. Cheers!
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:32 AM
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If BOTH tickle your fancy and with BOTH you feel equally at ease and satisfied quality-wise, then go with the one that's easier to find... but really, you can have both and use both... even on the same gig... how much space an extra pair of sticks is gonna use?... hahahaha.

I do that every now and then... sometimes I even feel like using Jack DeJohnette Signature sticks... or a good ol' 5B... I use Vic Firth SD2.

One thing though... I've used and zig zagged between brands, but somehow, Vic Firths are it for me.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:00 AM
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But I don't think that would be good for muscle memory...
I play with different sticks, Vic Firth SD2 for "light" playing, Vic Firth SD9 for "normal" playing and Vic Firth SD1 for "heavy" playing and the practice pad, I also use a variety of rods of different sizes and material (wood, nylon and carbon), mallets, and brushes (wires and nylon), none of these affect my "muscle memory", however, they feel different and produce different dynamics, sounds and textures :)

If you like both of these sticks, keep both of them and play regularly with both of them... :)
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