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Old 12-06-2010, 08:55 PM
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I dont discriminate at all and it is usually what kind of sound i am going for.

Jazz- Pro-MArk 9A- Carl Allen, Vater- Manhattan Jazz(both wood tips)

Funk/Rock/ I need sound- Pro Mark 707 Nylon

All Around- Vater Manhattan Jazz Nylon
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:19 AM
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I've kind of moved from 5A's to 2B's, I guess I just find the added weight more comfortable.
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:58 PM
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Been using the Vic Firth Dave Weckl Evolution and switched from the vic firth nova 7a
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:00 AM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

hmmm tough choice...

From pro mark I like...

Dom Howard Signature
Chris Adler Signature

Vic Firth...

American Jazz 2
American Classic 5A
Dave Weckl Evolution Signature

Vater...

Lil John Roberts Signature


I'd have to say my top 3 from those are...

1. Vic Firth Dack Weckl Evolution Signature
2. Pro Mark Chris Adler Signature
3. Pro Mark Dom Howard Signature
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:34 AM
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The first sticks i bought were Dave Weckl Signatures got the brown lacquered one until i found out my hands sweat like a beast when i play.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:57 AM
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I use the Vater Fatback 3A (wood tip) for most of my work. I like the Vic Firth 5A for some stuff.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:36 AM
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I just picked up some pro-mark chris adler signature, and they're very good. It's a 5A model, but with a beefier taper and bigger tip. Still plays like a 5A though, you just get the power of a 5B.
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:43 PM
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Los Cabos 5A Red Hickory! They've out-lasted everything I've tried.
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:17 PM
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Pro-Mark Shira Kashi White Oak 5A.....great stick, I use some Ahead grips on them, I love them!
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:26 PM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

got some sd9 driver sticks agesssss ago and i really liked them but i've never seen them since..did they get discontinued? well anyway i'm really loving vater american hickory 7a but i'm currently trawling the web for the sugar maple 7as...has anybody tried them? what are they like?
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:39 PM
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Promark Stephen Perkins or Mike Portnoy sigs depending on if I feel like oak or hickory. I play an ekit so the tips don't matter much to me and they both feel good but are not too big for the little kit. On my practice pad I like the Promard Hickory 2B. That being said I'm all about variety - been married 7 years so I like variety elsewhere in sticks, cars, etc. ; )
Sometimes I use the Promard 727 oak on the ekit or the Promark 747 on the acoustic kit at work (high school band room). When other people play my ekit I make them use the Promark 7A nylon tips.
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:33 AM
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Vic Firth 8D or 85A.
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:45 AM
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I tried Steve Gadd Signatures. They're a rip off. They didn't make me sound like Steve Gadd at all!

I've tried them all but got addicted on Regal Tip 5As. I don't understand why Regal Tips aren't more popular. I have to get them online as a lot of drum shops don't have them, or only have a few in odd sizes. I love the feel and texture and the way they sound on cymbals.
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:13 PM
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Just trying Wincent 5BXXLs and I'd recommend the Wincent brand they're great. I'm really liking these. :)
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:26 AM
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Vater recording hand selected hickory 7A
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:53 PM
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Just trying Wincent 5BXXLs and I'd recommend the Wincent brand they're great. I'm really liking these. :)

I've tried them all but got addicted on Regal Tip 5As. I don't understand why Regal Tips aren't more popular. I have to get them online as a lot of drum shops don't have them, or only have a few in odd sizes. I love the feel and texture and the way they sound on cymbals.
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:45 AM
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Promark 5B's made of Japanese Oak
Promark 2B's made of Shara Kashi Oak
Vater 5B's
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:06 AM
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Vic Firth
Dave Weckl Evolution Nylon tips
Peter Erskine Ride Stick
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:14 AM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

These ones right now:

http://vater.com/products/product.cfm?M=155

Love them! They are similar to the Vic Firth 3A, but some somehow quicker to play. And and a bit longer, which I do really like.
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:53 AM
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Pro-Mark 707 Simon Philips Wood Tip.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:39 AM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

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Vater recording hand selected hickory 7A
Those are really nice, I have a pair but they are not my favorite. Currently my favs are the Danny Carey and Buddy Rich signature models by Vic Firth
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Old 02-04-2011, 04:04 AM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

Vater Super Jazz - Hickory - Great for everything.
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Old 02-04-2011, 04:17 AM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

I'm currently using the Vic Firth Extreme 5a's. Very nice hickory sticks. They are fairly long and thin, which occasionally causes them to go flying.
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:06 AM
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I like my Vater Bamboo Splash Sticks haha.

They feel the most comfortable, and I don't get the same feel out of the other stuff in my bag :]
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:14 PM
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Vic firth's Thomas Lang and Abe Laboriel Jr signature sticks.
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:42 AM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

Here's my top 3 :
  1. Vater Los Angeles 5A nylon
  2. Vater Stewart Copeland Standard
  3. Pro-Mark 5A nylon

Finalist : Pro-Mark Mike Portnoy signature
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:24 PM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

Mine are :

1) Zildjian Taylor Hawkins Signature sticks
2) Vater Studio 5a
3) Vic Firth BLACK 5B's (forgot the series/ name)
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:33 AM
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I think I read every reply in this thread, and I can't believe nobody else uses the Vater Pro Rock. IMO the best stick ever, and I have tried almost all the others over the years. Thin, fairly light, long, and very strong. It just feels right in your hands. I truly believe that Vater is making the best drumsticks out there right now, and there is pretty much a model for everyone.
Great site, I will come back and post some more when I get some time. Cheers.
I fully agree. I compared them with Promark 747 (same 16 1/4 length) but Vater ones have a little extra thickness (.555 instead of .551). With a big solid nylon tip...
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:57 AM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

I like a stick in between a 5A and a 5B. So now I play with the Pro Mark 808 hickory. In Vater I like the H220, but I very rarely see them in a store. The Vater 5A is cool too. Peace and goodwill.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:46 AM
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I mainly use Vic 8DN. I know, I'm not normal, haha.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:21 AM
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I dont discriminate at all and it is usually what kind of sound i am going for.

Jazz- Pro-MArk 9A- Carl Allen, Vater- Manhattan Jazz(both wood tips)

Funk/Rock/ I need sound- Pro Mark 707 Nylon

All Around- Vater Manhattan Jazz Nylon
I use B-stick 5A's and love them. A friend of mine in the military sent me my first pair while he was stationed overseas. They have a bees wax finish, they feel awesome
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:36 AM
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I use the Vater Fatback 3A (wood tip) for most of my work. I like the Vic Firth 5A for some stuff.
The first sticks i bought were Dave Weckl Signatures got the brown lacquered one until i found out my hands sweat like a beast when i play.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:35 PM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

Vic Firth!

I use 2b for practice

& then 5B for gigs. It always varies from Wood, & nylon tips PLUS the Silver Bullets every once in a while.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:06 AM
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Vater Los Angeles 5A's With Eastons Batting grip wrapped around them for grip(buy a pack and cut it in half and use half of the pack for each stick). It doesn't get better than that
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:46 AM
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Vater Los Angeles 5A's With Eastons Batting grip wrapped around them for grip(buy a pack and cut it in half and use half of the pack for each stick). It doesn't get better than that
Believe it or not I've played with Regal Tip 9A's with grip tape around the shaft and I've played many different musical settings...Even rock with the right micing of course.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:23 PM
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Vater Xtreme Design Stix! Take my advice.. order just ONE pair.. and try them out. You will be hooked forever.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:42 PM
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Ahead Studio Hybrid AB
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:26 AM
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Bopworks Birdland! I own three pairs now, had two. My store got an unexpected shipment yesterday and I rushed out today to buy two pairs before they sell out and never return. Apparantly they're really hard to get. Great company, great, small sticks. Hickory, 15-5/16" length, 0.500" diameter, long taper, oval tip. Light, fast, and they sound so great on the cymbals.
Bopworks website - "In fact, our ”Birdland” model is an exact duplicate of a 60’s “signature” model." - I believe the Gretsch Louis Bellson 9D.
I play these at home, and 2B's at church - what a difference haha!
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:35 AM
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Vater Sweet Ride: Been on the same pair for a few weeks now. Lovely sticks.
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:18 PM
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I LOVE Zildjian sticks.
I use Zildjian Super 5B's, Zildjian Taylor Hawkins series sticks and also thinking about Absolutes.

I use Vic Firth Extreme 5B's for practice. Amazing how I went from Vic Firth 5a's, to CMN's, back to 5a's, to 5B's and I feel best with the 5B's. Especially the Taylor Hawkins series's!
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