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Old 07-11-2005, 09:34 AM
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It's so true what are you saying about Vic Firth....
They're just EXCELLENT!
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Old 07-12-2005, 12:32 AM
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Vic Firth 5B Nylon. The nylon sticks have the tip shrunk on now, no more glue. The tip is almost Garaunteed to last the life of the stick. The nylon sounds good on washy cymbals. For wood tipped sticks, I enjoy Vater Chad Smith Funk Blaster model. Its basically a 5B with a beefier tip. They have good power and definition.
I enjoy Vic Firth 5B's as well, I have an old pair that i used for at least a year and a half and i had to replace them when the tip of the tip broke off.

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Old 07-12-2005, 08:42 AM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

I love the new Vic Firth Joe Porcaro Diamond Tip series, I use the Maple 5A model for all around stuff.
For lighter jazz I use SD4's.
And for more louder playing, I use the Stanton Moore Signature Stick.

Gotta love Vic Firth
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Old 07-16-2005, 07:20 AM
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Default Your favorite stick?

This one is simple enough.

Mine- Vic Firth 3A.
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Old 07-16-2005, 08:02 AM
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Default Re: Your favorite stick?

I have 3 favorite models I always use: (all Vic Firth)

For general stuff:
Joe Porcaro Diamond Tip Series Maple 5A

For lighter stuff:
American Custom SD4 Combo

For louder stuff:
Signature Series Stanton Moore model
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Old 07-16-2005, 10:56 AM
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Vic Firth 8D suit me fine and excellent quality. vic firth all the way!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-17-2005, 02:52 AM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

I really like 2B sticks, any brand, I like them all. I just started using Vater and really like them so far. Vic Firth and Promarks are good too. I like to experiment with differnt brands Right now I'm trying to find the most durable, even though I use heavy sticks i go through them like crazy. I don't even consider myself a heavy drummer. The heaviest I get is Zeppelin, but the sticks are rubbish before I know what happend!! I have only broke one stick in my 10 years or so of playing though (it was a SD 9), I'm proud of that!!!
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Old 07-17-2005, 07:20 AM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

I am starting to like the Gadd signatures. They are quite feathery feeling, well balanced, light, and stylish. I believe the tips also help soften some undesirable tones from my cymbals.
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:21 PM
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Default what sticks do u use

Just wondering what brand and size stick everyone is using.
Lately I have been using Vic Firth SD1 general. I know they are more of an orchestral stick but I love the way they feel plus there made out of maple.
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:27 PM
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Default Re: what sticks do u use

I use:

Zildjian Travis Barker Double stick
Vic Firth Steve gadd model
And pro mark brushes
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Old 08-06-2005, 02:24 AM
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Default What sticks do you guys use? Brands?

So......sticks......brands......i LOVE zildjian sticks for some reason.....i can't get enough of them. I use bill stewart's signature sticks now (i think they're like 7a's or something) and I lvoe them. But they do break fast if i'm playing heavy stuff....that's the only disadvantage. In that case, I just use vic firth 5b's (i just picked up sticks iin a hurry so i haven't tested other zildjian ones). I also use the black zildjian ones (iuno the size....a little bigger thatn 7A maybe?) for my pad sticks. . What do u guys use?
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Old 08-06-2005, 02:28 AM
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http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ghlight=sticks
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Old 08-06-2005, 05:14 AM
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Default Re: What sticks do you guys use? Brands?

vic firth 5A naturals, and an occasional pair of 7A's.
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Old 08-06-2005, 05:29 AM
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Pro Mark Japanese White Oak 5A Wood Tip.
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Old 08-27-2005, 09:03 PM
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Vic Firth American Classic Rock- they are great all around sticks that can be used for any type of playing
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Old 08-29-2005, 06:36 AM
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Vic Firth Thomas Lang Signature Sticks
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Old 08-30-2005, 10:23 PM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

I use Promark 5B in OAK, 5C in Oak and 2B in Hickory. The 5C is Charlie Adam's signature model, basically a 5b but the shoulder is tapered a little differently. I bought a whole mess of them in Oak cheap because they printed Hickory on them! I think I paid $2.00 a pair.

Also for really nice quality sticks with your signature and/or the name of your band check out jeff at http://customdrumsticks.com/ He MAKES the sticks and at $2.75 a pair you can give them away or sell 'em at gigs!
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Old 08-31-2005, 09:22 PM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

I've been using Zildjian Z4A wood tips for the past six years...they're awesome. They remind me a lot like the Promark 747's, but they have a little bit more beef at the top of the stick. Not too thick and not too thin.

I'll have to check out that custom drumstick website...for $2.75, i might switch! LOL!
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Old 08-31-2005, 09:34 PM
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I just picked up 2 pair of verve 5b. I think they were $3.50 a pair. They are excellently balanced... perfect.
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Old 09-01-2005, 04:19 PM
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I use Drum Village drumsticks.
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Old 09-01-2005, 04:33 PM
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I've been using Zildjian Z4A wood tips for the past six years...they're awesome. They remind me a lot like the Promark 747's, but they have a little bit more beef at the top of the stick. Not too thick and not too thin.

I'll have to check out that custom drumstick website...for $2.75, i might switch! LOL!
Matt replies: I forgot to mention, if Jeff (from customdrumsticks.com) doesn't have your exact stick, you can actually send him one and he will make them for you. On Drumzilla's Lair (Yahoo Groups) many drummers have reported being very happy with Custom Drumstick's work.
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Old 09-01-2005, 07:32 PM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

I use Vicfirth sd2 bolero.. period..
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Old 09-02-2005, 02:58 PM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

My absolute faves are the old Promark red stripe "jazz" model in oak but sadly they have been discontinued for over ten years

Next closest are the Oak 727s which IMHO are just a bit too thick

And if I can't find any thing else the modern Promark white Oak "Jazz" model although they are about an inch and a half shorter than the original "jazz" red stripe sticks.
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Old 09-02-2005, 05:40 PM
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My absolute faves are the old Promark red stripe "jazz" model in oak but sadly they have been discontinued for over ten years

Next closest are the Oak 727s which IMHO are just a bit too thick

And if I can't find any thing else the modern Promark white Oak "Jazz" model although they are about an inch and a half shorter than the original "jazz" red stripe sticks.
Hi Adam,

What size were those red stripe jazz sticks?

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Old 09-03-2005, 12:13 AM
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I really liked those vic virth american classic metal n sticks. Nice and thick with good rebound. Too bad I broke one in two days.

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Old 09-03-2005, 12:25 AM
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Vic Firth Signature Series Peter Erskine... These sticks are amazing! I also like the vic Firth American Custom SD2 Bolero and the Vic Firth American Custom SD4 Combo... Go VicFirth!!!
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Old 09-07-2005, 04:39 AM
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I couldn't agree more on the Peter Erskine Vic Firth's -- I've been using the Erskine "Ride Stick" for the past year and love them. A great stick for playing jazz ride patterns and a beefy enough to play pop / rock. Great sticks.
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Old 09-07-2005, 05:38 PM
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Vater 5A (nylon or wood)
Vic Virth Generals & Boleros
Regal Tip 550W brushes

I make my own mallets.
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Old 09-09-2005, 11:35 PM
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Vater Los Angeles 5As.
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Old 09-10-2005, 12:23 AM
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vater piccolo, made out of sugar maple. kinda large yet very light. (also break fairly quickly so i use them mostly for my v-drums)
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Old 09-10-2005, 01:09 PM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

im not really fussy about brands but my favourite size is 5B nylon end
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Old 09-13-2005, 04:10 PM
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Vater Los Angales 5A for sticks and Clayton Cameron's signature brush...
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Old 09-29-2005, 12:51 AM
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Regal Tip 'Jazz' NT nylons or the same stick with the E Series tip. Great cymbal sound. Love the the way Regal Tip's varnish feels too.
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Old 09-29-2005, 05:48 PM
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stagg and fic firth 7a
pro mark funk blaster and 5a
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Old 09-29-2005, 05:51 PM
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Regal Tip 'Jazz' NT nylons or the same stick with the E Series tip. Great cymbal sound. Love the the way Regal Tip's varnish feels too.
Are the 'E' type all they're cracked up to be? I'm interested because I like the sound of wood tips, but dislike the excessive chipping that seems to occur. Thoughts? Opinions? Do they really do what they claim and have the sound of a wood tip with the feel and durability of nylon?
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Old 09-30-2005, 01:29 AM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

I used to play vic firth 5A's but then I stopped for a while and then when I picked it up again the only non broken pair that I had left was a pair of VF 2B's and I gotten used to them so been using them ever since.
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Old 09-30-2005, 02:23 AM
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Right now, the Danny Carey signature sticks... Great for doing twirls and for heavy playing.
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Old 10-01-2005, 03:39 PM
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Are the 'E' type all they're cracked up to be? I'm interested because I like the sound of wood tips, but dislike the excessive chipping that seems to occur. Thoughts? Opinions? Do they really do what they claim and have the sound of a wood tip with the feel and durability of nylon?
I think they are more a like a cross between wood and nylon, but definitely more like wood. It's easy to fool many drummers into thinking they are hearing 'wood'.
I actually like nylon Regal Tip NT's, which indicates 'narrrow shoulders'. This makes a HUGE difference to to cymbal sound and enables me to use nylon heads most of the time. The more 'woody' E Series just give me a different colour which is handy in some situations. The thing I hate about wood tips is that the sound is changing from the minute you start using them on cymbals, they start wearing and chipping, and there goes the consistent sound. You'll notice that the E Series feel nice and bouncy on the cymbals too. Give them a go, but see if you can get a model that suits you with the narrow shoulders.
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Old 10-03-2005, 10:11 PM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

i use some chopped vic firth 5a's, and some ahead jj sticks.
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Old 10-23-2005, 10:18 AM
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Im new here, and my favorite sticks would have to be Pro-Mark 720 Intruders, or Pro-Mark 420's, (Mike Portnoy) and of course Pro-Mark Rock Knockers, cuz there basicly a full tree haha
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