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Old 04-11-2007, 06:43 PM
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I like the sound of nylon tips a lot more than wood. It has a brighter sound on cymbals.
I totally agree wood tip sound dead on cymbals with plastic tips through sometimes f you hit the ride bell with plastic tips there crack or shatter.I like the overall sound of plastic tip through.

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Old 04-11-2007, 07:15 PM
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i started using wood tips because the drum shop i order my Z4A's from were out of nylon tip.....that was a few years ago and i've been using wood tips ever since. i actually like the sound of wood tip better, plus no more flying nylon tips out into the crowd and to fellow bandmates! LOL.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:02 PM
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If you play any sort of aggressive music, esp. those at faster tempos, nylon tips offer little advantage. The extra durability everyone is speaking of applies mainly to softer music i.e. jazz. I you hit the drums (not cymbals) hard, your tips will fly off in a few days. And you probably will be using a pingy ride to start with, so you dont need any extra cutting power. And imo, Vic firth makes some of the best wood tip sticks available, but there nylons are the worst for losing tips, in fact i would go so far as to say zildjian has them beat in that respect.
I've been using nylon tips almost exclusively for the whole three and some years of my playing, and I've still to lose a tip. I do play loud/fast music, and I've used Regal Tip, Vic Firth, Stunner (a low quality cheap brand of sticks) and L.A. Special (Pro-Mark sub standard sticks). It takes me on average three or more months to break a stick, and three or four weeks to render a wood tip useless; I only play on an actual drumset once or twice a week during band rehearsals. I like both the sound of wood and nylon, and I just don't want throw money away because a perfectly good stick shaft has no playable tip after a few practice rehearsals.
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:55 PM
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Im more of a metal player than jazz so I like to use nylon. I usually don't break the tips off, but will occasionally. They seem to work well for me. Even so, wood works well with me too, but I'm not all for that "wash" sound. Some drummers like them very "washy" I guess you could say, especially jazz drummers. I have even heard of some drummers that soke their tips in water and get then almost soggy and then play....not for me.

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Old 04-11-2007, 10:25 PM
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i started using wood tips because the drum shop i order my Z4A's from were out of nylon tip.....that was a few years ago and i've been using wood tips ever since. i actually like the sound of wood tip better, plus no more flying nylon tips out into the crowd and to fellow bandmates! LOL.
that's pretty funny I use nylon tip sticks and I use the side of the stick instead of the tip when hitting the bell on a ride too many shattered tips.hey what works,works.just as long as they are wood sticks not plastic,metal,etc. I just don't. like synthetic sticks but that another thread altogether.

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Old 04-11-2007, 10:54 PM
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Wood. Far superior sound. Nylon makes circa 1930 Zildjian Constantinoples sound like Sabian B8's. If i was looking for durability, i would be playing piano, not drums.
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I've played both but I play nylon mainly now. I play nylon because...
A) I play an ekit at church and nylon doesn't mark as much
B) the tips are more durable
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C) IMO, they sound better on cymbals

But I do play wood on occasion.
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I can't think of one good player that uses plastic.
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I go back and forth - I like wood tips but I tend to use nylon tips on gigs and in the studio as they produce a brighter sound!


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Old 04-15-2007, 10:02 AM
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Here is a great reason to have a pair of nylon tip sticks in your bag. On the gig I played tonight (outdoors!), the 20" Medium ride cymbal wasn't cutting it with wood tips and I found myself wishing that I had brought the 21" Rock Ride. So I ditched the wood tips for the nylon tips and this helped quite a bit!


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Old 04-15-2007, 10:40 AM
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depends on the sticks. i love the sound of my promark 7a's (absolutely LOVE it) as well as my AMS jazz sticks, but i hate the sound of my legend 5a maple sticks. i love the sound of my omar hakim nylon tip signature sticks, but i don't really like the sound of my zildjian 7a nylons, or my ancient, undestructible pair of drum city rock sized nylon tip sticks. also, it depends on the cymbal i'm playing. my omar hakim sticks sound great on my hi-hats and crash, not so great on the ride. the promark 7a's sound superb on the ride and hi-hats, not so much on the crash.
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Old 04-15-2007, 11:27 AM
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Old 04-29-2007, 05:32 AM
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Default Re: Nylon tips VS. Wood Tips

personally, i would go with nylon. but thats me. i play my ride pretty hard and sometimes the wood tip cracks and makes a hazard of denting my heads... so i stick with nylon. but everyone is different..especially in drums..ha
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Old 06-27-2007, 03:36 AM
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Default Re: Nylon tips VS. Wood Tips

i go wood all the way. nylon sounds too artificial and the rebound is very unconfourtable, donīt care if they last long i want to bring the best sound i can. its like using emperor x in all batters cause they last longer, unless you prefer the nylon tip sound there is no point in choosing them for durability. its not like buying new cymbals , i mean sticks are sold by dozens.
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:00 AM
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Nylons

PRO: High Hats & Ride respond well to the tips. You receive a more crisp sound.

CON: When they break off... your screwed. *Happens ALOT*
if u get tired of the nylon sound

just hit them agenst the rims and break off the heads

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Old 07-02-2007, 12:53 AM
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Default Re: Nylon tips VS. Wood Tips

Played wood tips for the first couple years of my drumming, but got sick of the tips breaking, so I'm all nylon these days. Although I prefer the wood tip sound a *little* more over nylon, having a stick last is where it's at for me.

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Old 07-02-2007, 01:28 AM
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Default Re: Nylon tips VS. Wood Tips

i really prefer wood over nylon because of the sound...and sound is what we all look for. reacently though ive been changing my sticks like a maniac (and i dont have so much cash for throwing) because of the chipping which becomes very annoying so im gonna buy 1 pair 5A nylon and 1 same with wood tip...gonna be playing with both same time and see what suits me best. i think ill go with nylons from now on
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Old 07-02-2007, 06:58 AM
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I use both. When you play a lot of live gigs, you notice that different venues sound, well, different. I used to only use wood tip sticks, and in certain rooms my ride and hats would sound kind of dead. I use the Vic Firth Extreme 5B and Extreme 5A, depending on the size of the room, and I have both wood and nylon tip versions of each of those sizes. If the room is very live, I use the wood tips, so my cymbals don't sound too tinny. If the room is more dead, here come the nylons to brighten my cymbals up.
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wood tip for me all the time i dodnt know it just feels better vater chad smith funk blasters are the perfect stick
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:31 PM
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Nylon tips are going to provide a more defined sound from your cymbals. Wood tips have a livelier feel.


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i am a wooden tip kinda guy, although the Vic sticks with the stick actually having the nylon molded around it....oooooooooo......it doesnt break as quickly as the other nylons......
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:14 PM
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:35 PM
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I like Nylon tips for jazz and using mainly the ride/hi-hat.

I like Wood tips for electronic drums and Rock Druming, it has a great sound for crashing and on the toms.
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Old 07-18-2007, 07:07 PM
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I like Nylon tips for jazz and using mainly the ride/hi-hat.

I like Wood tips for electronic drums and Rock Druming, it has a great sound for crashing and on the toms.

I used to do the same thing in Big Band in college. The wood tips weren't defined enough and the rest of the band wasn't listening too well. Maybe I should have used an anvil.

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