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Old 12-15-2011, 08:36 PM
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Vic Firth signature series Peter Erskine big band sticks.

Vater 7A's

My very old pair of solid oak sticks. Those are really nice.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:51 PM
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Vic Firth Ney Rosauro model- SNR
I love with the way these feel and sound!
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:24 PM
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My favorite drumset sticks are Regal Tip, in my experience they've always had great feel and durability. I use 8As for lighter stuff, Jeff Hamilton brushes, and Groovers for heavier stuff. Pro-Mark cymbal mallets. Vic Firth SD1 has been my rudiment/practice pad stick for years, if it ain't broke... I don't play vibes as much these days, but when I do I use Malletech mallets (Dave Samuels medium-hard, Dave Friedman medium-soft).
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:27 PM
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i've got a pair of ludwig rubber handle brushes that are real nice. i use vic firth 7A and 7AN. got a pair of 85A i think. they're real nice too.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:38 AM
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I just got the Vic Firth 5B Kinetic Force sticks, and I love them!
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:19 PM
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I am a 'weekend warrior' drummer, playing for my own entertainment, often after our three young children have gone to bed, so I have always needed a quiet stick

I have used a number of the multi-rod styles available, but had been breaking them at a frustratingly rapid rate.

Then a guy at my local Sam Ash suggested I try Flix sticks, the rods are made of plastic fibre, and not wood, and they are incredibly robust, and I am proud to note that they are made in Scotland.

Anybody else have experience of these? .
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:43 PM
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Then a guy at my local Sam Ash suggested I try Flix sticks, the rods are made of plastic fibre, and not wood, and they are incredibly robust, and I am proud to note that they are made in Scotland.

Anybody else have experience of these? .
I've tried these before and honestly, I didn't like them much. To me they just were too heavy and didn't have the response I wanted.

That said, if they work for you, then that is all that matters.
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:36 PM
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i'm presently using the vic firth dave weckl signature, and absolutely adore them. i heard that the gavin harrison signatures are out. i want them really bad. anyone has any info on price, dimensions, availability etc. ??
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:01 PM
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although I have many stick types in my case , my favorites are the Vic Firth SD4 Combo's. Love that wood tip with just the right weight.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:27 PM
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I love the VicFirth AH5B. Maple sticks have a warmer tone, especially on cymbals, have better natural rebound, are lighter (so you can have a fat and light stick). When I play with other harder woods now it feels like the bones in my hands are vibrating. I ain't looking back :)
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:55 PM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

Depends on the gig.

I'm really enjoying the Vic Firth Stanton Moore signature stick, the Nicko McBrain one, Zildjian's Tony Williams model, as well as the VF Hardimon Chop-Outs for practice on the pad.

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Old 02-11-2012, 05:36 PM
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Maybe not my favorite, but my new addition are the Vic Firth Signature Model Abe Laboriel, Jr. model. They are long, 17 inches long, and .63 in diameter, painted black, bad ass black, except for the tip. They have a smooth taper with a huge tip. Although big they feel smaller than they are. These feel great to me and if you need a power stick for your play, give them a shot.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:47 PM
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I can't say I have a stable favorite. I usually go through phases. I first had a Vic Firth 5A phase before I went through a Vater 5A phase. Then I went through an Ahead phase. Then I went through a Vater 5B phase before going through a Pro-Mark 5B Oak phase. Then I went back to Vic Firth 5A.

Right now, I'm totally digging my Pro-Mark Super Rock sticks. I like their weight, and I can adjust my dynamics with them well enough to play lighter music. They don't sell them here though. :(
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:34 PM
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I am currently using Vic Firth's Buddy Rich Signature stick.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:49 PM
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I use these guys

http://www.promark.com/pmProductDeta...?productid=120

Everything is best suited to me, the size, length, everything!
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:23 PM
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Right now I am using zildjian 5a and I also like vader 5as
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:31 PM
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Always has been, and always will be, ProMark Shira Kashi Oak 7A

Light enough for jazz, strong enough for rock. They wear down real slow and for me have the perfect balance.

I have never used a pair of Vic Firths I liked.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:35 PM
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Zildjian Natural Hickory 5A Nylon Tip
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:15 PM
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Vic Firth Hickory 5a...

i tried 7a, 3a, Extreme 5a, 5b, extreme 5b (all Vic's)... but 5a is the one that gel in my hands :)
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:51 PM
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I've always been a big fan of 5B's.
I used to always use Vic Firth but I'm swaying towards Vater at the moment, I prefer their durability and thickness.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:56 PM
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I've really been digging Vater Power5a's and Promark 5b's lately
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:42 PM
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my fav has always been vf 5b or vf 5b extreme but qc seems to be lacking at the mo or i have bought a bad batch as i have chipped the tips off 5 sticks in the last few weeks.

decided to give something else a go...went to the local drum shop and bought...

vf gregg bissonette sig series
vf danny carey
vf tomas haake

not sure which i liked best so will give em all a try!

hopefully the extra bit of beef to these sticks will see them hold up better!
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:04 AM
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The Zildjian 7A Dip nylon tip are a perfect fit for me
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:16 AM
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I used Brooks Wackerman artist series sticks forever when they came out. Then I switched to Vater Power 5B nude sticks. Late last year Brooks redesigned his signature sticks, and just a few weeks ago they became available to the public, so I ordered a few pairs and switched again. I now use both the old and new models of his signatures.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:30 AM
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Regal Tip Quantum 3000 wood tips!!!
They're a pain getting hold of where I live, I have to get them ordered in. But it's worth it. They feel great and last forever. Just bought 12 pairs. Dented the bank account but at least I'm good for sticks for a long time!
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:57 AM
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For the time being, I am using - Pro Mark Simon Phillips 707.
Hickory. Diameter: .551", Length: 16 1/4", Wooden round tip for great cymbal articulation.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:42 AM
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Found my dream stick today guys, I was playing Vater Power 5A's, but thats too much forward weight for me. Vater Fatback 3A's, ohhhhh are they amazing. Anybody looking for a god beefy stick, with a ball tip, you must try these!
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:52 AM
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2002 - 08' I was using Vic Firth 5B nylon tip
08' - 10' Ziljian Brooks Wackerman artist series
10' - 11' Vater Power 5B nudes nylon tips

CURRENTLY I'm using the 2012 redesigned Brooks Wackerman artist series by Zildjian. (they're the same as the original design, only they're a bit lighter, and have a natural finish. I switch back and fourth between the old version, and the 2012 models.
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:19 AM
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Have switched from the VF Thomas Lang signatures some months ago to the ProMark SD330 Todd Sucherman signatures. I just tried the Todd Sucherman sigs for fun (blind order) and like them a lot, they are light but not too light, have a great rebound feel and made the Thomas Lang sigs feel quite heavy and "slo-mo" in comparison. The Thomas Lang signatures now serve as heavy practice sticks which I'm using only occasionally.

I'm also often using the Vater Derek Roddy signatures. Those are a bit too "slow" for finesse rudiment stuff but feel great and have decent power for "straighter" playing.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:21 AM
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So far (and I'm not sure many people have heard about these), the best sticks I've ever layed my hands on we're "Xcel Drumsticks". Check them out, I definitely recommend them. Not sure what the link is, but just google it... My friends band who've recently got pretty famous in the UK showed me them as he just got endorsed - I was absolutely blown away.
As soon as I have the money, I'm definitely getting some.

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I'm not actually sure what size they were. I'm gonna have to get in touch with him. They felt inbetween 7a and 2b... Well, they might have been 7a - but I know they felt perfect. I'm not too good with sizes, as all I've ever owned are 2b's and 5a's.
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:37 AM
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I like a stick that is in between a 5A and a 5B, so that means my favorites are the Vater H220 and the Vic Firth A55. Due to availabilty I most often use the Vater 5A. Peace and goodwill.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:29 AM
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Promark 747 B hickory all the way! Perfect size, perfect feel, and they last forever.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:38 AM
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I agree! A stick like that is multi-functional and multi-purpose. That is the reason I play the drums with Pro Mark Simon Phillips 707.

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Old 07-11-2012, 09:41 AM
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ProMark 747's.... right in between 5a and 5b's... my favorite stick at the moment!
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:18 AM
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I have a few favorites.

Pro Mark 7A (Been using these a lot lately)
Vic Firth Steve Gadd 5A (they look so cool!)
Vic Firth 85A (my only pair broke, and they don't carry them at my local Guitar Center)
Pro Mark Neil Peart Signature (I don't know what size they are, I've never looked before)
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:25 PM
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Been using Pro Mark Shira Kashi OAK 5B's for over 6 years now. Love em.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:13 PM
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Vic Firth 5A and 7A (used to use 5B's but realized it was pointless). 5A's are much more versatile and the 7A's only get used in extremely soft situations. the 5A's also seem more durable than the 5B's which i used to break every week or so. Now only every few months and thats just the tip getting worn to nothing. the 5B's used to split right down the middle. no doubt switching sticks isnt the whole story (technique improving probably has more to do with it.) Corpsmasters for marching. any pair really. The staccato timpani mallets whose model i cant recall at the moment also vic firth.
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:06 AM
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I own these ATM - Stagg 5A Nylon Tip Hickory:



Going to get these - Promark TX515W Joey Jordison Drumsticks:

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Old 08-04-2012, 02:13 AM
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I've always loved the way the longer vic firth 5A's feel in my hands, but they never last with me for some reason. I've come to appreciate the Vater sticks though.
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:16 AM
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I'm 6'8" I play Vater Shedder, Pro-mark 2b Naturals, or My all time Favorite is Vic Firth 3a fatback if you can find them!!

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