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Old 04-19-2014, 08:19 AM
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Default Help Me Identify These Stick Sizes (with pictures)

I have a few pairs of sticks that I would like identifying:

1) Zildjian Rock
Black writing, "Select Hickory", wood tip.
Length 16.5", Diameter: 0.6 , Circumference: 1.96"



SIZE: ???
HEAD TYPE: Barrel



2) Zildjian Session Master
Silver writing, nylon tip.
Length: 16.5", Diameter: 0.7" , Circumference: 2"



SIZE: ???
HEAD TYPE: Barrel



3) Zildjian Dipped
Dip has come off but did have gold writing. Wood tip.
Length: 16", Diameter: 0.4" , Circumference: 1.77"



SIZE: ???
HEAD TYPE: Teardrop



4) Zildjian ?
I am sure they were Zildgian :/
Length: 15.7", Diameter: 0.59" , Circumference: 1.96"



SIZE: ???
HEAD TYPE: Teardrop



5) Generic "Jazz"
I call them "jazz" as they are so thin. Nylon tip.
Length: 15.7", Diameter: 0.51" , Circumference: 1.57"



SIZE: ???
HEAD TYPE: Teardrop


What sizes are they - 5A, 7AN?
I've been able to fill in some of the head types, but are they right?
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:45 AM
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Default Re: Help Me Identify These Stick Sizes (with pictures)

It's, ah... Zildjian (with a J).

Anyways, I'd call #1 an oval or rounded tip, #2 is definitely barrel tip, #3 an olive tip, #4 an acorn tip, and I guess #5 is a teardrop, yeah.

As for the stick sizes, those terms are so broken and misleading it befuddles me. Just look at the spread in 5A diameters you have from four major stick manufacturers: Vic's are .565, Pro-Mark's are .551, Vater's are .570, and Regal Tip's are .580. Pro-Mark's 5Bs are .590- they're actually closer to a Regal Tip 5A than that same RT5A is to Pro-Mark's 5A. None of the designations are standardized, every company has their own special ones that don't make any sense, and it's all a huge cluster. The only actual order seems to be a very general one of higher numbers indicating smaller diameter, which, like... what? Even bra sizes make more sense than this stuff.

Well, that's my rant. I guess if you want to just look up Zildjian's 'standard' models and base them off whatever's closest, that would be the best option.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:34 AM
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Default Re: Help Me Identify These Stick Sizes (with pictures)

Thanks for your help!

I do remember reading now that stick sizes aren't standard... which is a shame.
I will get some Vic Firth 5's as I've read a fair amount of good things about them, although I will probably opt for a B rather than an A. Then again, I could pick up both and see what I think.

Vic Firth A's look like the Ziljian ???, which are slightly wider than the dipped sticks.
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