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Old 07-21-2006, 12:31 AM
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Vater David Silveria DSK model..17 inches..just under a 5b in diameter..and everytime i pick up a new pair..i see him on the paper thing that keeps sticks in pairs of 2..is there a name for what that is?
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:33 AM
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I use two different kinds: For the jazz band I play in, I use the 'carbostick' (carbon fibre sticks) because the give me a really nice sound on the ride and hi-hat, and allow me to move around the kit with ease.
I also use a pair of Stagg SO5B's, which are really chunky sticks that are great for rock drumming (I also play in a tribute band called the re-runs'), and the way I play requires me to feel confident, and i do with these sticks (I play with the kit set up for right handed and right footed players, and i use my left hand on the hi-hat, and it looks very unnatural).
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Old 07-28-2006, 06:28 AM
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I`ve tried many, but stopped on ProMark japan oak 5A nylon tip.
Great sticks, some say they`re kinda light though, but i am totally comfortable with em.
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Old 08-03-2006, 07:04 PM
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I used to play to play Vic Firths 5A, but the tips broke off pretty fast (the tip of the tip)
then I tried Pro Mark's 5A, wich where lighter and in my opinion better
I also tried Carbosticks 5B and those were really crappy
Now I have 3 peair of firths 5A (all were presents) and they reaaally are just 5B's with a false print on it or something, they are much heavier then my other firth 5a's

all this to say that I'm not really in to Vic Firth anymore, although i haven't tried many different sticks...

I think I'll go with the Pro Mark 5A ;)
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Old 08-03-2006, 07:29 PM
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Yeah, Catchagato! Glad to know someone else is rocking out with the Vic Firth 8D!

The 8D is my favorite stick of all time. Not too heavy, no too light, always straight (which is more than I can say for other companies). If I need an even lighter stick, I'll go for the Vic Firth SD4 maple. And if a I really need to play LOUD, the legendary Pro-Mark 747 works great.
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Old 08-03-2006, 11:36 PM
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Pro-Mark 2B wood tip, japan oak
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Old 08-04-2006, 04:45 AM
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I love vater 7a (manhatten)
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Old 08-06-2006, 08:38 PM
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Was using 747 oak Pearts & like them a lot, but wanted a little more volume without switching to a fatter stick. Then I found the 707 Ed Shaughnessy model (also oak w/ wood tip). They are the same length & diameter, but with a shorter taper (more meat near the tip) & rounded instead of barrel-shaped head. They sound a little fuller & louder on my cymbals (especially the ride) and feel great! 747 users should check these out.

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Old 08-07-2006, 06:05 PM
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Regular Stick - I like the Vater Xtreme 5B sticks. I also have an Ahead 5A stick... but they aren't as comfortable as the Vaters.

Brush - The Vater Polyflex

I don't really use Splash sticks...
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Old 08-14-2006, 03:10 AM
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When practising - Ahead 5a's

Gig's - Promark oak 7A's acorn tip
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Old 08-18-2006, 04:29 PM
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My favorite stick to use on the set is my Pro Mark 747's Jap Oak...The feel like a 5a, but are more thick up on the shaft so they last longer

On the practice pad i use Pro Mark Jeff Moore..There really thick and long (Length 17", Diameter ,720)

Lastly on the V drums im using the 747's
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Old 08-22-2006, 04:39 AM
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Myne are AHEAD I have the tommy lee silver series
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Old 09-02-2006, 07:54 PM
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Sticks - Vic Firth Signature Series Akira Jimbo.

Bundles - Vic Firth Rute 505.

Brushes - Regal Tip Hickory Handle 550W.

I tried vic firth signature series akira jimbo but i kept getting blisters on my hands and I would sometimes bleed. I went on vic firths web site and checks out were they got there wood. i found out that Los Cobos had the same wood but with a different finish on the sticks. I tried them out and little did I know I havent gotten a blister for two years.
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Old 09-03-2006, 10:58 PM
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Promark 7A Wooden Tip
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Old 09-04-2006, 05:18 AM
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how come no one uses ahead sticks? Is there anything wrong with them?
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:24 PM
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Gotta love my Vic Firth - Dave Weckl's
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:30 PM
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promark elvin jones signature sticks works for me :)
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:33 PM
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how come no one uses ahead sticks? Is there anything wrong with them?
Alot of them tend to be really expensive, and not so great sticks. ie joey jordison sticks, my friend payed 30 something bucks for them, turned out to be alright, but nothing special..
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:36 PM
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Gotta love my Vic Firth - Dave Weckl's
Really? which pair do you have? I just recently bought the heavier pair of weckls ( the one with the darker finish ) and i like em, but not that much. I guess just the feeling that im playing with his signatures makes me feel special inside. But i do like the fact that i seem to get a great deal of power out of them for the size. I just wish that they would be a slight bit on the lighter side.
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:50 PM
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Default Re: My favorite sticks

Jazz- John Riley Sig (Don't Last A Long Time), Bill Stewart Sig (Also don't last a long time), Vic firth 7As.

Rock- Vic Firth Charlie Watts Sig, 7As, and 5As depending on the song.

Funk- Dave Weckl Sigs (Orangy Finish)
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:18 AM
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My favorite sticks are...

Vick Firth 5 A
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I love the Pro-mark 727

But I cover them with StickShield. And I've never had Rim-Shot damage since! Very Cool stuff

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Old 09-28-2006, 08:02 AM
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Vic Firth SD9 Drivers. Best stick I've ever used. Works extremely well for every style.
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:12 AM
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The Dave Weckl regular sticks are a darker burgundy colour, where the Dave Weckl evolution sticks are more of an orange colour. I prefer the evolutions.
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Old 09-30-2006, 07:06 AM
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i'm thinkin about trying some 5Bs soon, how much thicker than 5As are they?
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Old 10-04-2006, 07:52 AM
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i can't believe i just read 8 pages of forum about sticks, but i just can't get enough of people's opinions on everything drums!

I like to use Vic Firth 5BNs. They're nylon tip, so there's plenty of cut, but they're also bigger, so that bottom end from the drums, and wash from the cymbals can really come out. Most of the time i can't use these because i tend to play too loud, and don't like to have to hold back.

my main sticks are vic firth 5ANs. i used to break a ton of these, but then i lowered my cymbals a couple inches, and started paying some attention to how i play, and now my sticks last months.

when i'm playing jazz, or small gigs, i'm always using my Peter Erskine ride sticks. they're still fat enough to fit my hands, but the taper and tip makes for a quiet, responsive, and articulated stick. A+ on this stick.

as for anyone wanting to use the Ahead sticks... i got the joey jordison model, and all the way back home i really liked them. the balance was amazingly comfortable, they were heavy, but not big. Then i played my cymbals with them. Zero attack and response compared to a wood stick, and everything i played was completely washed out. i wish i had had a chance to try them out before, or someone had told me that they did that. it really sounds like using the butt end of a stick on the cymbals.
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Old 10-06-2006, 07:09 PM
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i had been using 2Bs till i found an old pair of jazz 3Ds which i really like. Unfortunately, i dont think they're made anymore. i like them cause they're small but heavier than 5As, for example - 5As feel like i'm playing with nothing, and 2Bs i realize now are tree trunks heheh. the bad part is, the tips on the 3Ds are chipping alot by now... i need 3D-esque nylon tipped sticks!

also, are the promark japanese oak sticks substantially heavier than their hickory counterparts?
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Old 10-09-2006, 02:36 AM
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I feel like goldy locks and the three pairs of sticks here.
I loved cheap 5B's Guitar Center brand or Z's then got some cheap 5A's but now I found these Pro-Mark 747 japan oak and they feel just right in my hand and they are heavey enough to get that bounce back I like.They are Neil Peart Millennium II sticks. I have played with 747 sticks before but they must not have been oak they felt light.
So there you have my stick choice.Gotta love the hard woods.
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Old 10-14-2006, 12:12 AM
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I use either Vater 5B or Fusion. Whatever one I see lying around first.
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Old 10-14-2006, 12:23 AM
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Anybody tried eXcel drumsticks?? I seen someone, forget the name, talking about them here a few months ago, and bought some out of curiosity, not a big fan of "powersticks" but the "speedsticks" and regular sticks are really cool, nice feel to them and they're practically indestructible, great sticks.
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Old 10-14-2006, 10:42 AM
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I've been using the Vater Virgil Donati Assaults signature sticks (L. 16.375" / D. 0.630") for many years now, I love the feel of them.
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Old 10-14-2006, 12:29 PM
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zildjian 5b. quite heavy sticks, almost feel like a 2b, when i play them i feel i have a lot of control, wheres when i play my pro mark 5a's i feel like im playing with a pair of twigs. wood tip, awsome sticks.
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Old 10-29-2006, 01:29 AM
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I use Vater sugar maple Blazers Which are close to the feel of the Thomas Lang Sticks yet they have a slightly better feel when applying them to moeller techniques, i can play the way jojo mayer does with only these sticks, matched or trad. is also something to take into consideration when choosing sticks alot of drummer tend to pick lighter sticks because its easier for them to play fast whereas if they switched to a heavier stick they would realise that their playing would become much more precise and controlable, also lighter sticks when used playing fast can do lots of damage to your finger joints, its a good idea to choose a stick that isnt making your hand tighten to close the fulcrum , but a stick that sits perfectly in your hand as though there is nothing there and your just closing your hand, when playing lighter peices it is obviosly easier to use smaller lighter sticks e.g 7as etc. also when your playing with lighter sticks in a heavier environment, because the sticks are smaller they tend to slip out of your hands thus getting rid of the whole idea of the fulcrum and using only the thumb and first two fingers causing damage to the joints, this is how you cause arthitis, when joints are over stretched repetitivly.
if younger drummer realised that heavier bigger sticks are sometimes better they would realise less effort is needed to acheive double stroke rolls etc because there is more wood for the vibration to resonate through thus making a larger reaction to being hit.

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Old 10-29-2006, 01:03 AM
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I've recently switched to Zildjian ROCK and Vater ROCK size sticks. I like them both a lot, but I had to put tape on the Vaters, because they were really slippery.
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Old 10-29-2006, 01:23 AM
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Three actually

Vater Hickory 5A nylon tip
Pro-Mark Millennium 5AL Ringo Starr , almost 17 inches long
Vater Rikiki Rockett's Bottle Rockets for my practice pad..weird shape but great grip and weight for hours of drum pad work.
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Old 10-29-2006, 01:31 AM
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I play three types at the moment; all Vater.

5A Los Angeles --> just a great all-round stick

New Orleans Jazz --> very similar to 5A but a little thinner and lighter. Nice for quiet or delicate stuff

3A Fatback --> like a 5B, but with a quick taper on the shoulder, more weight up top. Great for rock and heavier playing. Using less since I got new Bosphorus cymbals

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Old 10-29-2006, 02:59 PM
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Vic Firth Dave Weckl Evolutions

Love the head and balance, and also the grip :)
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:34 PM
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I LOVE my Vater Nude 5A's. Perfect stick for my band's style of rock, and the lack of a finish or laquer really floats my boat.
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Old 11-03-2006, 01:57 AM
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Stewart Copeland Signature Sticks by Vater. I'll post a picture of one stick that I have. It's sooooo thin and still works well.
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Old 11-03-2006, 02:07 AM
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Neil Peart 747s by Pro-Mark!

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Old 11-04-2006, 03:33 AM
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I recently became a convert of the...

Vater - Signature Series - Stewart Copeland

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Bopworks - Birdland model - These are the thinest lights jazz sticks I have ever used and you can totally fly on them.
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