DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > Drum Gear > Heads and Sticks

Heads and Sticks Discuss Heads and Sticks

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-14-2006, 01:00 AM
gretsch223's Avatar
gretsch223 gretsch223 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 490
Default brushes

I'm looking for some new brushes for jazz. I have the vic firth jazz brushes but I want something that will last long and be a little bit more light weight...I saw the steve gadd brushes on musicians friend and they look good but I need to try them out.

P.S- They need to be retractable!

Thanks for your help!
__________________
gretsch, zildjian, vic firth, remo
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-14-2006, 01:39 AM
Salicete's Avatar
Salicete Salicete is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Olney, Maryland
Posts: 426
Default Re: brushes

I don't know about, and have not played the Gadd model, but I have been using the same set of Regal Tip 583R Classics for at least 5 years now.

Comfortable, retractable, durable, inexpensive.

Here is a link.

http://regaltip.com/phpshop/htdocs/?...2aa71c518074d2
__________________
“Success is no fun if you don’t have anyone with whom you can share it.”
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-14-2006, 01:57 AM
Class A Drummer's Avatar
Class A Drummer Class A Drummer is offline
Pioneer Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Earth
Posts: 4,222
Default Re: brushes

Even though i dont own brushes at the moment, for some reason i tend to like the retractable kind with the plastic brushes, not metal. Gives a little more of a heavier sound. But sometimes i will prefer metal, but not always.



Edit- heh heh heh. post 2112. Go rush!
__________________
"If they tell you no pain no gain... shoot them." -Jim Chapin
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-14-2006, 05:19 AM
ellenvannin105's Avatar
ellenvannin105 ellenvannin105 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 218
Default Re: brushes

I use the Regal Tip Jeff Hamilton Model 596R. I've had them for about three years now and find them suitable for all applications,including jazz. These brushes have lasted quite a long time considering that I am a complete imbecile with a pair of brushes; this is not because my playing is bad,I am simply hard on all the brushes I've owned. I wish I could comment as to their weight but I have never viewed brushes as being either heavy or light...Shows you how much I know!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-14-2006, 08:53 AM
Skitch's Avatar
Skitch Skitch is offline
Pioneer Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Nashville
Posts: 2,756
Default Re: brushes

I tried the Steve Gadd model brushes and didn't like them. The feature is that the end is flat against the surface of the head, thus producing a fuller sound. However this will present a big problem as the brushes wear and the bristles get bent. I have yet to try them out, but I am thinking of the Regal Tip Clayton Cameron model. They are longer than most brushes and I believe that they are retractable.


Mike

http://www.mikemccraw.com
http://www.dominoretroplate.com


http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=drummermikemccraw
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-14-2006, 04:08 PM
fat in the middle's Avatar
fat in the middle fat in the middle is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: uk/canada
Posts: 428
Default Re: brushes

i recently moved back to the Jeff Hamilton model, after using a lighter brush,,i feel the stiffness allows for more expression, and trainbeats come easier too.........that said, its nice to have a couple around for different applications.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-14-2006, 05:30 PM
fusssion
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: brushes

Quote:
Originally Posted by fat in the middle View Post
i recently moved back to the Jeff Hamilton model, after using a lighter brush,,i feel the stiffness allows for more expression, and trainbeats come easier too.........that said, its nice to have a couple around for different applications.

I'll 3rd the JH Regal Tip Brush........nice balance and feel
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-14-2006, 11:19 PM
gretsch223's Avatar
gretsch223 gretsch223 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 490
Default Re: brushes

Thanks for the replys!

How do the Jeff Hamiltons compare to the vic firth jazz brushes?

Thanks.
__________________
gretsch, zildjian, vic firth, remo
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-15-2006, 04:41 AM
fat in the middle's Avatar
fat in the middle fat in the middle is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: uk/canada
Posts: 428
Default Re: brushes

the vic firth ones seem to be harder to grip with,, something about the hardness of the stem,,and i found them heavy,,but its been a while,,perhaps they have changed.
The hamiltons seem more friendly in the hands.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-15-2006, 05:26 AM
ellenvannin105's Avatar
ellenvannin105 ellenvannin105 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 218
Default Re: brushes

I agree with Fat In The Middle's assessment of the JH brushes: they are very "hand friendly." I also think the reason that they have lasted so long in my possession is that they are very sturdy and can take a beating. I use them quite often and have yet to bend them or cause them to age too quickly.I think they just might be right up your alley...
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-15-2006, 09:03 PM
masonni's Avatar
masonni masonni is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North Hollywood, CA
Posts: 1,354
Default Re: brushes

I always used the Regal Tip classic 583R, The wire isn't as stiff as the Jeff Hamilton brush, and also the handle isn't as thick. I like my brush wire to be REALLY fexable. But I have just switched to Regal's new John "JR" Robinson model. It's just like the 583R, but the handle is longer, like the Clayton Cameron. Somthing about the longer handel and the rubber they use on it, just feels so... right. Hard to explain, but after trying one pair I was sold! Not sure if they are even in stores yet, I got mine from PASIC.
__________________
nickmason.org
facebook
Twitter
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-17-2006, 01:25 PM
Drummer Karl's Avatar
Drummer Karl Drummer Karl is offline
KARL MEMBER
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Germany
Posts: 6,099
Default Re: brushes

So, you`ve got the Jazz brushes...which have this white grip? right?

Well, I`ve got the Vic Firth Heritage Brushes, they are awesome! They are lighter, thinner strands...very very cool for jazz!

PS: The Heritage Brushes have a violet grip...

Karl
__________________
Myspace.

Drummerworld Myspace.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-17-2006, 04:45 PM
Sirwill's Avatar
Sirwill Sirwill is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Southington, Ohio
Posts: 585
Default Re: brushes

I agree with Karl on this issue as well great choice.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-18-2006, 08:06 AM
Skitch's Avatar
Skitch Skitch is offline
Pioneer Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Nashville
Posts: 2,756
Default Re: brushes

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drummer Karl View Post
So, you`ve got the Jazz brushes...which have this white grip? right?

Well, I`ve got the Vic Firth Heritage Brushes, they are awesome! They are lighter, thinner strands...very very cool for jazz!

PS: The Heritage Brushes have a violet grip...

Karl

I use these as well! They are a great brush!


Mike

http://www.mikemccraw.com
http://www.dominoretroplate.com


http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=drummermikemccraw
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-19-2006, 06:08 AM
the gayge the gayge is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: tallahassee, fl
Posts: 198
Default Re: brushes

I'm also a heritage brush user. I'm totally in love with them. I don't think any other brush I've played has compared to them. Super buttery soft and extra flexible so you can kind of get a big accent or flam sound if you whip them right. Awesome investment.

I really love the heritage brushes, but I haven't tried the Jeff Hamilton brushes and they are obviously highly recommended.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-13-2010, 04:49 AM
JoeLackey JoeLackey is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Posts: 258
Default Re: brushes

Gadd has some pretty sweet wire brushes. They have an extremely comfortable grip.
__________________
"If you aren't having fun, you're doing it wrong." - Scott Johnson
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-13-2010, 05:24 PM
Drums101's Avatar
Drums101 Drums101 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 366
Default Re: brushes

I have this great Zildjian brush. You'd think it would suck but it lasts and is great.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-15-2010, 01:41 AM
evolving_machine's Avatar
evolving_machine evolving_machine is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Jersey.
Posts: 512
Default Re: brushes

I have a problem with the Vic Firth Brushes. I did not want to start a new post, being that this one already existed. But my Vic Firth brushes fall apart easily. I like the wood handle, because I can actually play a rim shot with them. This past weekend, I went up with my left hand on the top of my crash cymbal and shot my bass player with the wires from brushes. The amusement lasted for a few seconds. I have had it where I was loosing a few wires each time, but this was the first time I lost the whole brush.

I suppose I can modify the brushes by putting them in a vice and applying silicone near the part where the wires come out. But I want to get a quality brand with wooden handles. Can anyone recommend a wood handle brush, not Vick Firth?
__________________
I am not here just to keep the beat; I add color, timbre, and presence.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-15-2010, 03:03 AM
Bo Eder's Avatar
Bo Eder Bo Eder is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Southern California
Posts: 11,443
Default Re: brushes

I've had the same stock Regal Tip, black rubber handled retractable wire brushes for about 10 years now, and I love them. I can bend the retractable part at certain lengths to keep the bristles in one place or another. I rarely use them all the way fanned out.

In fact, I posted an .mp3 of my brush playing here in the "Your Playing" area under "Bo Eder Karaoke Jazz drumming" if you want to hear my take on dreaming to be apart of a Blue Note session.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-15-2010, 03:31 AM
madgolfer's Avatar
madgolfer madgolfer is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 185
Default Re: brushes

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drummer Karl View Post
So, you`ve got the Jazz brushes...which have this white grip? right?

Well, I`ve got the Vic Firth Heritage Brushes, they are awesome! They are lighter, thinner strands...very very cool for jazz!

PS: The Heritage Brushes have a violet grip...

Karl
+1. The only person I have ever heard play well with those white-handled terrors was Jack DeJohnette. The Heritages are much better, imho. For me, I would also look at the rubber-handled, retractable Regal Tip models. Pretty much the standard brush in our field. Zildjian also has a similar model with a little bit of "beef" closer to where the bristles extend from for a little extra "pop" on accents.
__________________
Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute
Sonor S-Class Pro
Sabian Cymbals
Vic Firth Sticks
Evans Drumheads
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 09-06-2010, 08:08 PM
Funky Crêpe's Avatar
Funky Crêpe Funky Crêpe is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Cork city soon to be Montreal :)
Posts: 943
Default Re: brushes

what do you think about promark brushes? I have a credit note for a shop near me, and the only brushes they have are promark, think they have a wooden grip, any good?
__________________
"Pop videos are porn for cowards!"
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 09-07-2010, 12:38 AM
Hercules's Avatar
Hercules Hercules is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 341
Default Re: brushes

Another vote for the Regal Tip Clayton Cameron brushes - non-retractable model. Great brushes but they still don't make you sound like Clayton.....
__________________
www.studi01-oz.com
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com