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Old 01-30-2006, 09:13 PM
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The sticks size i play with are 5B from Zildjian made from american rock maple, no nylon tips. For the practice pad, Vic Firth SD1.
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Old 02-07-2006, 04:35 PM
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I gotta go with Wegadrummer on this one - Vic Firth Boleros. I first discovered them when I was doing orchestral work since that's more or less what they're made for, but I just started using them on drum set. Thick so they fil out my also-small hands but incredibly lightweight and a great focused tip. Now if only maple didn't break so damn easy.....
yeah, i know they break easy.. i have been thinking of changing to Ziljian 7a.. the tip is almost like the boleri but the stick is thinner.. but, we will see what will happend..
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Old 02-07-2006, 05:11 PM
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i have been thinking of changing to Ziljian 7a.. the tip is almost like the boleri but the stick is thinner.. but, we will see what will happend..

I have allways been so disappointed with Zildjian sticks... I like their feeling, but they break so quickly.

And I'm no heavy hitter at all. The Regal tip 5As that I use now last me forever
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Old 02-08-2006, 12:07 AM
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I've tried both the Gadd and Weckl signatures and like them both. I just don't like paying for them. Lately I've been going through 2 - 3 pairs a week.

I've pretty much settled on the Firth 5B both in wood and nylon and still use 5As a lot also.
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Old 02-08-2006, 07:16 PM
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vic firth 5B american classic

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Old 02-09-2006, 03:08 AM
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vater xtreme 5a's for me
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Old 02-09-2006, 03:14 AM
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Peter Erskine Signature Ride Stick


They're fairly light, but thick, with an itty-bitty bead. I love them.
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Old 02-09-2006, 03:57 AM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

I seem to have settled in on hardware, heads, and cymbals but sticks are always an on-going experiment with me. Not sure what's up with that... Guess I'm still searching for that magic pair that feel like a natural extension of my arm. Currently the subjects of my experiment are all Pro-Mark:



P.S. They are all lovingly wrapped with Ahead stick tape so that I don't end up putting someone's eye out during a show!
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Old 02-09-2006, 04:10 AM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

I like Pro Mark the best and my favorites are all nylon tipped and they are 747 Rock and 7a's. Im cheap and i wrap them in electrical tape.
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Old 02-09-2006, 06:56 AM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

I like the Jack DJ's also along with the Gadd's, I have the same problem with the slipping, I found that litly sanding them with 180 grit helps alot. That solved that problem for me. Careful not to sand to much or you'll end up with blistter's. Just litely rough them up, I dont even get past the paint, just gives a better grip.
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Old 02-09-2006, 04:09 PM
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I`ve found other great sticks I`m going to buy: the Vic Firth Jack DeJohnette sticks!!!
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:21 AM
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I really like the red adrian young signiture sticks, they are just the right weight for me, around 5B me thinks....i also like vic firth of course, 5A and higher.
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Old 02-28-2006, 07:31 PM
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Default Re: what sticks do u use

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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.

Me and you use the same stick. I love them, and I will never change my choice, they are my stick choice.
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Old 02-28-2006, 07:59 PM
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I like Vic Firth 8d and 7a. I'm going to try Vater's sticks, though. I've heard Vater is really good.
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Old 02-28-2006, 08:22 PM
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My "signature" sticks from VIc Firth, the MS2 model.

Oh, and Vic Firth American Classic 2B for everything that requries a lighter touch.
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:57 PM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

i've tried a lot of sticks but my favorite are the Pro-marck 5b Nylon : very confortable and balanced, durable and the Tip give a really nice sound
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Old 03-01-2006, 12:15 AM
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My favorite stick is the Pro Mark 747 nylon tipped rock sticks
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Old 03-03-2006, 08:30 PM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

I have been using Promark 737 wood tip now for about 17 years. I tried to find a comparable stick (as I have to buy them in bricks because the drum store that I go to won't bring them otherwise) but after 4 months, nothing. :-( $150 CAN later, I now have brick of 737s!!! Enough sticks for a couple of years!
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Old 03-05-2006, 01:42 AM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

I love my Pro Mark 5As. Nylon tips. Great sound. Great balance. Great durability. Great price...

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Old 03-05-2006, 05:43 AM
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I like the Vic Firth Steve Smith and the Vater Stewart Copeland.
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Old 03-12-2006, 09:02 PM
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Just regular Vic Firth 5A's or weckl's. Though weckl's are so slipery on sweaty hands.

Any1 else has that problem ?
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Old 03-12-2006, 09:15 PM
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I'm loving Zildjian super 5a wood tips right now.
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Old 03-13-2006, 05:00 PM
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Zildijan "Dennis Chambers" Signature Stick... Amazing...
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Old 03-14-2006, 10:37 PM
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mine has to be Travis Barker's zildjian signature sticks, or a normal 5A vic firth
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:11 AM
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i use Promark 2BN they r semibig so i like them
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:22 PM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

I like it simple
-Zildjian 7a nylon tiped
and a from the artist series Travis Barker sticks
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Old 03-22-2006, 03:12 AM
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The ones I make myself. I can make 10 pair for what one pair costs!
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Old 03-22-2006, 04:25 PM
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i like the good old vicfirth 5a.. some times i like the 5an because they tips wont breakdown and become flat after a week or so like the 5a wood. ha, what ever works i guess.
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Old 03-22-2006, 04:55 PM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

anything i can get my hands on to play my drums!!!!
but for real...i play vic firth extreme 5 b's, vic firth buddy rich's, vater fastbacks (once they come out with a wood tip i will play these more)
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Old 03-22-2006, 09:03 PM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

Vater 5B "Los Angeles" although I'm considering going to something heavier for the practice pad. But the last time I did that I had to start using them on the kit too because I just wasn't getting the same rebound.

With that in mind can anyone recommend what the next logical heavier stick up would be....I would like to stick with the Vaters...would it be 5A?

On a related note has anyone tried the new Vater "nude" drumstick with no finish. That looks really interesting to me...that would really eliminate slippage.
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Old 03-23-2006, 05:54 AM
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I use the Vic Firth 5B their heavier than most sticks
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Old 03-23-2006, 05:56 AM
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anything i can get my hands on to play my drums!!!!
but for real...i play vic firth extreme 5 b's, vic firth buddy rich's, vater fastbacks (once they come out with a wood tip i will play these more)
How do you like the Buddy Rich signatures?
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Old 03-23-2006, 06:21 AM
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Today I got some Vic Firth Peter Erskine signature sticks and I really like them. They feel great. It may be a permanent switch. Though Guitarcenter said they only had four pairs left and probably wont get any more (are they out of production?) so I bought their last 4.
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Old 03-28-2006, 11:23 PM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

ian paice's pro-marks: bit longer and thicker than most 5a's but not as thick as a 5b, ball tip and perfect taper
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Old 03-28-2006, 11:27 PM
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I definatley use promark 5bs

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Old 03-29-2006, 11:12 AM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

vic firth dave weckl signature sticks (the old maroon coloured ones)

there are also dave weckls which are orange coloured, the newer ones, but they keep selling out so I haven't tried them yet
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Old 03-29-2006, 03:36 PM
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Steve Gadd Signatureby Vic Firth.
I'm going to try out soem Weckls soon though.
Right now I'm using Vic Firth 7a b/c nobady has any Steve's in stock!~
Are they out of production, because there are like 3 drum shops and at least 6 music stores within 20 miles and I've been to all of them and they don't have any?
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Old 03-30-2006, 06:18 AM
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Jeff Hamilton signatures ...for a few years now.
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Old 03-30-2006, 07:34 PM
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Vater Super Jazz
Vater New Orleans Jazz
Dave Weck sigs (maroon colored ones)
Promark 729s
Gadd Sigs.
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Old 03-30-2006, 07:49 PM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

i am currently using 5as but i change all the time really. i actually prefer heavier sticks, i tried out thomas langs sig vic firths and loved them! they wer very heavy and think but did not effect my playing at all, they give an amazing powerful sound!
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