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Old 07-10-2007, 07:46 PM
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Default Zildjian "Backbeat" Drumsticks?

I saw an ad for this in the latest Modern Drummer- It's a drumset drumstick with two butt ends.

So basically a 16" x .5" stick of wood with rounded ends and a mild taper.

Sounds kind of caveman-like, but interesting. I'm gonna pick up a pair and try them out 'cause they seem like they would be fun to play with. Well, maybe not for soft acoustic jazz, but rock.

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Old 07-10-2007, 07:55 PM
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Default Re: Zildjian "Backbeat" Drumsticks?

Been around for years in various forms. They were big in the 80's.
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:28 PM
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Been around for years in various forms. They were big in the 80's.
ProMark also has a similar model, with a funnier name.

http://www.promark.com/products/view...f-bc5042a5ced1

It's just news to me.
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:16 PM
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Default Re: Zildjian "Backbeat" Drumsticks?

lol rock knockers....

but aren't they essentially timbale sticks?
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:18 PM
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Default Re: Zildjian "Backbeat" Drumsticks?

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lol rock knockers....

but aren't they essentially timbale sticks?
Well, they're thicker than timbale sticks to accomodate drumset playing.
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:28 PM
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Default Re: Zildjian "Backbeat" Drumsticks?

I have a pair of Morgan Roses Signature Sticks that Vater makes. Theyre pretty much the equivalent to this Zildjian pair..... the Alien Freak ooooo lol. I hate the feeling of these sticks, but thats just me.
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:11 PM
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Default Re: Zildjian "Backbeat" Drumsticks?

It well worth having a pair in the ol' bag.

Lots of people will tell you to use the butt end of you normal sticks, but the problem is, when you play them normally, you get splinters!!!

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Old 07-16-2007, 11:43 PM
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Default Re: Zildjian "Backbeat" Drumsticks?

These would be fun if you had really big toms and/or a gong drum for a sort of Taiko feel or something. Probably work for bongos, cowbells, granite blocks, tambourines that kind of thing too. Rock ballads come to mind as well as sort of 40s Swing (think Krupa fills on 20 floor tom) I can't imagine using these things to play cymbals with though other than maybe a china, crash, or splash.
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