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Old 06-07-2006, 12:38 AM
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I used to break my sticks in a week. With my favorite millenium II pro-mark's now it takes about a month to break em'.
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Old 06-07-2006, 06:46 PM
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These are my favs: Pro-Mark Rock-Knocker (i use it almost 1,5 years)

never seen those before
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Old 06-07-2006, 11:38 PM
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My new favourite sticks that ive come by are the Zildjian Trilok Gurtu signature sticks. I love the feel and espiacially the grip!!
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Old 06-09-2006, 12:23 AM
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steve gadd sigs
sd4 combo - when i just wanna do something extra fast
vic firth american classic 5a are always stellar
some dave wheckl - forgot which one
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Old 06-11-2006, 09:40 PM
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I use Vic Firth X5A. My techer recommended them a while ago and I was (and still am) very happy with them. Nice size and weight, good length.
I have grip-tape (which is actually meant to be put around tennis rackets) aroud the back of one pair, which is pretty cool. It feels very solid somehow, and you never lose any sticks.
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:30 AM
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I've beat the unholy hell out of my drumsticks over the years until I saw an Ahead ad in Modern Drummer featuring Lars Ulrich of Metallica. I bought his signature Ahead sticks and I've never had to replace a single stick on account of hard playing. I don't even need gloves or tape with them, and my hands sweat profusely when playing hard for long periods of time. I'm very happy with 'em. Save the trees!!!
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Old 06-13-2006, 09:47 PM
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I've beat the unholy hell out of my drumsticks over the years until I saw an Ahead ad in Modern Drummer featuring Lars Ulrich of Metallica. I bought his signature Ahead sticks and I've never had to replace a single stick on account of hard playing. I don't even need gloves or tape with them, and my hands sweat profusely when playing hard for long periods of time. I'm very happy with 'em. Save the trees!!!
But just wait, soon you'll have to replace some cymbals ;)
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Old 06-14-2006, 06:48 PM
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Vic Firth 5B extreme.

Vic Firth 3A

Vic Firth Rock Rake
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Old 06-15-2006, 02:59 PM
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Pro Mark 707 Oak Nylons
Thin, solid weight, solid stick.
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:12 PM
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ive got vater los angeles 5A which are quite nice as they are a nice thickness
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:05 AM
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ive only ever played vater, vic firth and zildjian sticks, and ive found them all to have their flaws and their bonuses. my favourite vater sticks are chad smiths funk blasters, vic firth is steve gadd nylon signatures and zildjian is taylor hawkins new signature stick. all sticks have superb durability and fantastic feel imo.
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Old 06-16-2006, 04:28 PM
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As much as I still really like the ahead 5A, after recent events I now have a new overall favourite stick...

VATER fusion nylon
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Old 06-18-2006, 07:24 PM
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I'll have to go with the Ahead sticks, Peter Criss signature
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Old 06-18-2006, 07:32 PM
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My new absolute favorite sticks are ProMark Japan Oak PW5AW. These sticks are freakin awesome.
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Old 06-18-2006, 07:35 PM
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yup i use those sticks too
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Old 06-18-2006, 08:18 PM
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The Steve Gadd signature sticks are my fav closely followed by pro-mark japanese oak jazz sticks (the Elvin Jones model, only in oak).
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:31 PM
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For me, it's Vater XD-5A wood tip - superior feel to many other sticks I have used.
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Old 06-22-2006, 10:39 AM
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guys i dont think that there's a better model than vic firth jack de johnnette signature stick!!It is just awesome!!
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Old 06-24-2006, 07:38 AM
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As far as Vic Firth goes, I'm done.

The grain of the stick is always curved and not flat along the entire stick, which gives you the clean cut chunk out of your stick. I'm not even considered a hard hitter, but I got Vic Firth rock sticks, did the roll and pitch check. Took em' home and they broke that day while playing some Tower of Power. Tower of Power broke ROCK sticks.

...so then I got sticks meant for Metal. 2 days later, a songo takes a hung out of one stick.

I went Silverfox for a while, and they last, but they tend to warp, which I didn't think was possible.

Now, I like where I am.

5B Pro Mark Japanese Oak, wood tip. They last, great evensound, and there's a picture of a sumo wrestler on the stick, which is a nice touch.
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Old 06-25-2006, 03:45 PM
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I'm digging the Pro-Mark 747B nylon tips. I've had them for about 6 months and the tips haven't chipped yet, not even to a minor degree! Before that I was using Vic Firth 2B nylon tips, and i detected a slight flaking of the tips after about 4 months.
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Old 06-28-2006, 02:42 AM
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my favorites: Vic Firth 5a Nylons and also Pro-Mark Signature Mike Portnoy sticks. The may be thin but they last a long time.

Brush-type stick: Regal Tip Flares
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:28 PM
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vater 5a nylon tips manhatten. thick and strong and long. the way me girl likes her man.

lol man. promark 7A American Hickory wood tipped sticks are my sticks for life. theyre nice and small so i can get greater speed and accuracy with less effort.
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Old 06-29-2006, 06:48 PM
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xcel Ryan Torgerson sig model
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Old 06-29-2006, 07:06 PM
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Vic Firth: Neil Pert Signature 30th anniversary sticks
Zildjian: 7A dipped or John Otto sig hate the black marks it leaves tho)
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Old 06-29-2006, 08:15 PM
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my favorite sticks are whatever's in my hands right now... ;-)

Vic Firth - Gadd sigs - all purpose stick w/ nice cymbal response
Vic Firth - SD1 maple - pad work and general practice
Pro-Mark timbale sticks - just to get a different feel and sound
Regal Tip brushes - wood handle, I dunno the #, and I just got a pair of Pro-Mark TB-6 brushes (w/ the heavy wire) and I like them a lot too.
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Old 06-30-2006, 02:45 PM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

vic firth wood tip 2b. i tried promark, they break too easily. vf's hold up quite well.
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Old 07-01-2006, 01:02 AM
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My favorite is: Vic Firth AS5A
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Old 07-07-2006, 09:17 AM
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currently, promark japan oak ed shaungessey sticks
such a good stick, but ironicly enough, i dont use em for jazz, i pull out these vic firth ride sticks.
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Old 07-07-2006, 09:25 AM
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Vic Firth Jack DeJohnette signatures!
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Old 07-13-2006, 03:49 AM
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Vic Firth 5A nylon tip, Vic Firth 5A wood tip (given for free from my drum instructor), and some cheap off brand 7A, and Vater brushes.
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Old 07-13-2006, 04:06 AM
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my favorite right now is the pro mark 747 rock nylon tip stick. i also like the 5a from promark and the only difference between the 2 is 1/4 inch
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Old 07-13-2006, 03:44 PM
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vatar 5b x-treme......nice!!
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Old 07-13-2006, 05:53 PM
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The Vater XDs are nice. I'm currently using the xd-5a. Longer than normal 5a's but very light, lighter than the promark 5a I used before.
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Old 07-15-2006, 08:05 PM
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the 747's are the perfect size stick for me.. But gotta go with wood tip ;-)
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Old 07-15-2006, 09:04 PM
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*RaZ's thought*...

It's absolutely amazing how such a simple thread topic like this can get soooooooooooooo many various opinons, ideas, facts and heartfelt comments.

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Old 07-15-2006, 09:07 PM
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my favorites: Vic Firth 5a Nylons and also Pro-Mark Signature Mike Portnoy sticks. The may be thin but they last a long time.

Brush-type stick: Regal Tip Flares
I have a new favorite stick from Vic Firth: 7a Nylon tip
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Old 07-16-2006, 03:35 AM
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Vic Firth 8Ds and SD4s along with the Rute 505s~
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Old 07-16-2006, 12:33 PM
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OLD Vic Firth 5As at the moment. I picked up an old pair a couple of months ago. They were in a shop with a very low stock turnover and these sticks had been in the corner for about 3/4 years. So much superior to the new firewood Vic Firth produces. They're just nice sticks. Wood tips, after daily use I have no tip wear. Although now I just said that I'm sure to get some.
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Old 07-19-2006, 04:45 AM
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I got this 10 pack of Sound Percussion [cheap knock off brand] sticks in 5A, and if they still made them I would use for my entire career. They were the right weight, the right height and the wooden tips only really started to break after half a YEAR of bashing all the cymbals and drums. I got the same brand 5A's this year, and they suck! The tips shattered after an hour of playing JAZZ!. Also they felt like 2B's. And I like thinner sticks. Which really pisses me off. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...............
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Old 07-19-2006, 11:03 PM
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Vic Firth Steve Gadd Signature drum sticks -- they're very nice, and they reward good stick technique, and Pro-Mark 5A's in Japanese Oak -- very well-balanced drum sticks for practice.
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