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Old 05-03-2007, 08:18 PM
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Default Are 5Bs heavier/bigger than 5As?

dumb I know, but looking for a little more weight....Thanx
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Old 05-03-2007, 08:27 PM
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Default Re: Are 5Bs heavier/bigger than 5As?

No, 5A's are a bit thinner and lighter than 5B's. What brand/model are you using now? Alot of manufacturer websites will have the stats on each stick in regards to size and weight so you can look for something that suits you more compared to what you have now.
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Old 05-03-2007, 08:56 PM
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Default Re: Are 5Bs heavier/bigger than 5As?

I actually endorse UniGrip but cant get in touch with anyone!! Been using 7As then 5As which are almost perfect, just need a little more 'beef'....
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:08 PM
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Default Re: Are 5Bs heavier/bigger than 5As?

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I actually endorse UniGrip but cant get in touch with anyone!! Been using 7As then 5As which are almost perfect, just need a little more 'beef'....
Regal-Tip makes 5Ax which are a little more beefer by the tip if you have played reg. Regal-Tip sticks before then you know they are skinny by the tip of the stick which makes for cool rim-shots & rim-clicks but if you're playing heavy stuff they don't. last very long.
anyways try the 5Ax it might be what you're looking for.

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Old 05-04-2007, 01:36 AM
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I actually endorse UniGrip but cant get in touch with anyone!! Been using 7As then 5As which are almost perfect, just need a little more 'beef'....
Really? I have UniGrip on my website because of the benefits they have for people with grip problems. I've been in contact with Rob many times. You have MySpace right? I think I've talked to you before there. Anyway, Rob has a MySpace too, try contacting him through it http://www.myspace.com/robnoxiouss
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Old 05-04-2007, 03:29 AM
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Default Re: Are 5Bs heavier/bigger than 5As?

Your question depends on the model of 5A and 5b, For instense, here are the 5b's from big name companys:


Vicfirth: 5.95
Vater: 6.05
Regaltip: 5.95
Pro-Mark: 5.90

as you can see, it varys from model to model. I know that you're a endorser of unigrip, but all i know it for what you're asking for, The Vicfirth 5bb (5.85), or Vater Extreme Design 5A (5.80) Would be your choices.

There are also tons of signature model's on the market. Look at catologues!
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Old 05-04-2007, 03:39 PM
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Default Re: Are 5Bs heavier/bigger than 5As?

Genarally 5B is thicker then 5A
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Old 05-04-2007, 06:41 PM
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Default Re: Are 5Bs heavier/bigger than 5As?

As a genral rule, yes, 5Bs tend to be bigger in diameter than a 5A. The length is usually around 16" for both sizes.

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Old 05-05-2007, 04:44 AM
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Default Re: Are 5Bs heavier/bigger than 5As?

But most notably ..the beefy end of a 5B makes drums and cymbals sound and react different.
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:36 AM
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Default Re: Are 5Bs heavier/bigger than 5As?

Some companies 5As are other's 5Bs too. Zildjian 5Bs are lighter than Vic Firth 5As but much bigger. Promark 5As are similar to Vic Firth 7As while promark 2bs are similar to Zildjian 5B. But within a brand, the 5Bs are bigger around the middle, some styles taper more towards the tip or have different tip styles though. The Vic Firth American Jazz Aj1s are a 5B bottom but taper down to be lighter overall with a smaller tip than 7As.
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