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Old 04-02-2006, 06:48 PM
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i bought a pair of vic firth dave weckl evolution sticks last year when they were going cheap at a drum festival, and have been playing them ever since. they're beautifully weighted (i like light sticks), and feel great. only problem is they're quite varnishy, so can get slippy if you've been playing for ages. but i love 'em.
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Old 04-03-2006, 12:05 AM
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kit: rock/funk- VF X5A
metal- VF X5B
jazz/pit- VF 5A
marching: snare- either the VF Scott Johnsons (fast as hell) or Tom Aungst (sound really big)
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VF's Bozzio model kicks ass in sound, they sound bigger than X5Bs but are smaller than 5As, but they feel weird as hell, so i use them for practice pad work only
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Old 04-03-2006, 12:06 AM
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ah yes, you heavy stick guys should check out the vf danny carey model, its such a comfortable stick
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Old 04-03-2006, 01:20 AM
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Vic Firth 5B
Vater XD-5B
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:11 AM
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I just picked up some VF 7As and am loving them,
I'm waiting to see how long it will take me to break them though.
I'm not a soft hitter at all.
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Old 04-04-2006, 12:51 AM
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promark japanese oak 5a, wood tips. if those aren't available to me, vic firth 5a's aren't bad.
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:31 AM
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I recently got the Steve Gadd signature sticks, I think they are quite smooth.
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Old 04-05-2006, 06:10 PM
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned these......but....

Vic Firth's American Sound 5As. 5A w/ a round tip!! Great combo!!!

Peter Erskine Sig's for lighter stuff

Regal Tip Jeff Hamilton brushes
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Old 04-05-2006, 06:17 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 ?
Yes, and with the Gadd sticks as well...
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Old 04-06-2006, 03:23 AM
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Pro-mark 747 rock natuaral
Ahead Lars Ulrich sticks
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:32 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.
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Old 04-11-2006, 02:21 AM
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Vic Firth 5b classics

they stand up to anything i play and it takes me almost more than a month and a half to break them
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Old 04-11-2006, 06:33 AM
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I use generally any 7A (as long as its round tip). I started with Vater 7A manhattan, then i went to Zildjian 7A, and now i'm at Vic Firth American Sound 7A. I pretty much just switch around between all of them. However, this is just for my practices with jazz and symphonic stuff at school.

For Drumline, i use Vic Firth Ralph Hardiman (which i notice pretty much everyone else i know uses).

At home when i practice, i use 2B Vic Firths and Vater Rock. (I just use my drumline sticks on my practice pad)

But at performances, i ALWAYS use Zildjian D.I.P. 7A wood tip

P.S. who here uses regal tip as their main sticks? i think they're alright, but im just wondering is any other people use them.
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Old 04-11-2006, 07:58 AM
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These are my favs: Pro-Mark Rock-Knocker (i use it almost 1,5 years)



and Ahead TLee Concert
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Old 04-11-2006, 10:55 AM
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I've been doing a lot of searching for the 'right' pair of sticks recently and I was really impressed by some Vater Manhattan 7As. Unfortunately I caused a chunk to be taken out of the middle due to excessive rimshotting (I was getting the technique down, ok?) but they were excellent sticks. If I find more Vater dealers I will consider making a conversion permenantly.

Right now I'm using ProMark 5As. Nothing special with the size, but excellent sticks. Some slightly slippage problems in matched grip but that's most likely down to me rather than the sticks. I'm really impressed with Pro Mark as I've gradually become more and more annoyed with Vic Firth's sticks not lasting the distance.

I found my first pair of Vic Firth 5As lying around the other day (my first ever pair of sticks) and they just felt a lot denser and better made than the other Vic Firth sticks I had in my bag. I couldn't play with them though, they were cracked severely; I keep them for sentimental reasons.
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Old 04-11-2006, 10:56 PM
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I used to use VicFirth 5As but i broke them too easily so i had to switch. They were good sticks though.
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Old 04-16-2006, 03:53 AM
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im like my man jason... im a vater player. 5a nilon tip. god do i love these things. and sooo much cheaper when u buy by the dozen.
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Old 04-24-2006, 04:13 PM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

fav sticks: Vic Firth Danny Carey Signature (SDC) their heavy but so durable and comfortable to play with.............

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Old 04-24-2006, 05:56 PM
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My fave sticks are Vic Firth sig series John Dolmayan- 1 of my favourite drummers :D
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Old 04-24-2006, 07:05 PM
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So, I`ve found new favorite sticks...Vic Firth HD 4!!!!!
Can anyone tell me how good they are in quality etc. and are they great for jazz?

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Old 04-26-2006, 05:48 PM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

Generally, I use Vater Chad Simth 'Funk Blaster' model. I prefer to feel some weight in my fingers and I use slightly longer stick too because I have a fairly short reach. The smaller/lighter sticks don't do it for me..saying that every stick has an application.
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Old 04-26-2006, 10:36 PM
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All Vic Firth:

American Classic 5A
Dave Weckl Evolution
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Old 04-30-2006, 12:26 AM
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I've found the greatest sticks for me.

Pro Mark Marco Minnemann signatures. They found 2 pairs at Guitar Center like in the stick rack thing. I always asked if they had them and they didn't, but I got back there and went through everything. Since they were the last two pairs, I got them for 5.00 each.
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Old 04-30-2006, 02:41 AM
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My fave sticks are Vic Firth sig series John Dolmayan- 1 of my favourite drummers :D
So you like System of a Down? I do too.
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Old 04-30-2006, 03:09 AM
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My fave sticks are Vic Firth sig series John Dolmayan- 1 of my favourite drummers :D
i use those too....very good sticks
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:09 PM
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I like the Ahead Lars Ulrich and Joey Jordison sticks.
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Old 05-05-2006, 08:48 PM
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Best sticks ever:

Pro mark Mike portnoy signature! The size and shape is absolutely perfect!

And don't forget the Vic-firth 5AN. Nice and solid sticks, but a bit too thick for my taste..
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Old 05-15-2006, 02:47 AM
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Pro Mark 5A American Hickory Stinger Series
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:32 AM
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Los Cabos 5B in Hickory or Maple. Made in Canada and less expensive than the rest, but excellent quality. Check them out at www.loscabosdrumsticks.com
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Old 05-17-2006, 06:41 PM
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Vater power 5B and Concert, both with wood tips.
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Old 05-17-2006, 06:45 PM
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Pro-mark Jazz Sticks in Japanese Oak - Brilliant, light and unbelieveably durable...
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:57 PM
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I think I have found two that do me best !

#1 is Vater Fusion
#2 is Vic Firth American sound 5a

Both has some common point...

Next one isn't a pair of stick but a pair of sticks ! Vic Firth original rute... thoses rules !
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:26 PM
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Zildjian Anti-Vibe 7A nylon tip and wood tip.
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Old 05-19-2006, 04:43 AM
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(sorry if this has been answered i didnt have time to dig through 6 pages)
i've heard occasionally that vic firths in general aren't very durable. is this true?
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Old 05-19-2006, 05:38 PM
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My favorite by far, is the Johnny Rabb 7A stick. Those sticks are so durable. Most of the pairs I've had have lasted me a year and that was when I was practicing 2-3 hours a day in college. That's right, a year with 2 hours a day of playing on them. It's a shame Johnny's company went out of business. I bought a box of the 7A's when I could still get them. If anybody knows of anyone that still has some, please let me know!!!
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Old 05-30-2006, 06:34 PM
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Vic Firth 5A wood and nylon
Vic Firth Steve Smith signatures
Vater Splashsticks
Regal Tip classic brushes
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Old 05-31-2006, 06:38 PM
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Pro Mark 2B Nylon tip japanese oak. It just feels right.....

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Old 05-31-2006, 06:50 PM
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Vic Virth sd4 combo.. great sticks and they can take a beating..
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Old 06-04-2006, 03:11 AM
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I am always amazed at Vater's designs. It seems like every time I think of what's missing from other sticks on the market, I run into a pair of Vater's that are just what I needed. They've got the right sticks for every situation.
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Old 06-04-2006, 11:29 AM
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pro mark millenium II 7A hickory nylon tip.. that are drumsticks.. ;-)
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