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Old 07-27-2008, 07:50 AM
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Default Anybody play with 8As?

I just bought a pair of these. I also purchased the Portnoy stick, and I love the feel of it. It is lighter than a 5A, but the tip is pretty big, so the weight distibution feels good.

However, today I played with my 8As and man, I loved them.

I don't know if I can go any lighter. I like them a lot.

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Old 07-27-2008, 04:31 PM
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i bought some and hated them
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Old 07-27-2008, 04:56 PM
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Default Re: Anybody play with 8As?

8As? I didn't know sticks were made that small. I have a pair of 7A's and they feel like chopsticks, only use them when playing on e-kits. I'll be sure to look for these next time I'm buying sticks, who knows, maybe I'll like them.
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Old 07-27-2008, 04:57 PM
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i bought some and hated them
Was it an online purchase?
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Old 07-27-2008, 05:48 PM
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Default Re: Anybody play with 8As?

Are you sure you didn't get them at a Chinese restaurant? lol
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Old 07-27-2008, 06:11 PM
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Default Re: Anybody play with 8As?

Who makes the 8a's? I like small light sticks and I would like to try them. I normally use Zildjian 7a wood tips. I laughed at the chinese restaurant joke. That was good.
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Old 07-27-2008, 06:45 PM
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I think I had some Vater 8A's and they really were excellent sticks. They don't conform to the '7A' logic - they are bigger than 7A's. Like a 7A 'Plus' size. Really nice feel and balance for a lighter stick.
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:40 AM
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Default Re: Anybody play with 8As?

8A's are quite common actually. I love Regal Tip's and Vater's 8A's. The Vater's I bought are the Sugar Maple model and they're great for lighter music. Although I don't use 8As as much as I used to, they were my favorite size for years.
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:01 AM
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Default Re: Anybody play with 8As?

I have a pair of the Regal Tip, and they actually seem pretty sturdy.

My Spaun Snare drum has nasty die cast rims that just eat sticks for breakfast. These have held up really well.

I do enjoy them. It seems as though the longer I play, the lighter the sticks I use.

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Old 07-28-2008, 03:47 AM
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Default Re: Anybody play with 8As?

I use Vater 8A's for jazz and latin music. They are great! No they are not smaller than a 7A.
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:17 AM
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Default Re: Anybody play with 8As?

I take back what I said about the durability factor. Shattered one of them today.

I cannot tell you the last time I broke a stick.

Oh well. I will purchase some more. I loved they way they felt. Great balance as MFB said earlier.

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Old 07-28-2008, 07:51 AM
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Default Re: Anybody play with 8As?

Try the Vater Pro Rock. Same diameter as the 8A (.555") but 1/4" longer at 16 1/4"

I have been using them for the last five years. Well balanced, extremely versatile, super strong. The perfect stick.

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Old 07-28-2008, 05:34 PM
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Try the Vater Pro Rock. Same diameter as the 8A (.555") but 1/4" longer at 16 1/4"

I have been using them for the last five years. Well balanced, extremely versatile, super strong. The perfect stick.

I definitely will.

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Old 07-30-2008, 10:26 PM
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Was it an online purchase?
nah, from a music shop. i just thought i'd try them, to see if they grew on me
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