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Old 10-17-2008, 06:11 AM
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What do you do with your sticks?

You're playing along and suddenly a stick shatters. Or maybe it catches on the tom rim and launches into the guitar player. Or maybe you just want to switch over to mallets for the big cymbal roll coming up.

So what do you do to hold your extra sticks during practice or a gig? What about brushes/mallets or other sizes of drumsticks? If possible, show pictures!

On my old kit, I would hang my stickbag from the floor tom. Any sticks needed during the particular song would go under my butt until needed. :-) No pics because on the new kit, the RIMS mount on the low tom interferes with the stickbag... I'm still working on a new system.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:17 PM
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:36 PM
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Default Re: What do you do with your sticks?

Whenever I need to make a switch during a song, I'll hold the sticks/brushes/mallets under my arm or on the floor tom if I'm not using it. For extra sticks in case I break one (which I never do anymore, it seems), I have my stick bag on my floor tom, tied around the heads of the tension rods. I know that this doesn't help you in your situations, but it's what I do...
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:34 PM
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Default Re: What do you do with your sticks?

My Vater stick holder works pretty well.

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Old 10-28-2008, 09:39 PM
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Default Re: What do you do with your sticks?

i usually just keep sticks on my bass drum and i have a stick holder. a friend of mine will sit on 2 sticks one on each side and when he breaks a stick picks it out from under his butt.
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:22 PM
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Whenever I need to make a switch during a song, I'll hold the sticks/brushes/mallets under my arm...
Yep this or like Steve Smith (Oh was it him ???), anyway, under one of your leg.

Anything else is in my stick holder under the hi-hat or sticks bag on my floor tom.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:53 AM
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Yep this or like Steve Smith (Oh was it him ???), anyway, under one of your leg.
Jeff Hamilton does changes that way, I know that for sure.
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:48 PM
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Default Re: What do you do with your sticks?

stick bag on the right, stick holder on the left mounted off a cymbal stand. If I need to change to mallets or another type of stick depending on the song I'll set them on the floor tom otherwise under my arm.
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Old 10-30-2008, 05:27 PM
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Default Re: What do you do with your sticks?

Stick holder on the high hat stand...and 1 or 2 on top of the bass drum
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:24 PM
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Default Re: What do you do with your sticks?

I have one of those Meinl percussion tables, which mounts to my rack. It works wonders. I have an extra pair of sticks there, my mallets, brushes, metronome, I picture of my girlfriend, and usually my lunch during long practice days.
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:42 PM
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I have one of those Meinl percussion tables, which mounts to my rack. It works wonders. I have an extra pair of sticks there, my mallets, brushes, metronome, I picture of my girlfriend, and usually my lunch during long practice days.
See, now THAT'S what I'm talking about! I like the idea of putting spare sticks on the kick, but when I'm playing in church (on an acoustic kit, anyway), I need sticks, mallets, brushes, rutes, and usually some aux percussion like shakers or a triangle. Sometimes I'll use them all over the course of one song (okay, not really, but it seems that fast sometimes).

I once knew a guy who bent the loop end of his retractable brushes at a right angle. He then would hang his brushes off of the floor tom's lugs, ready to be used. The same cat would sometimes hold a stick in his teeth when doing brushwork if he needed to make a quick transition.
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:14 PM
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Default Re: What do you do with your sticks?

I have a drum stick holder that attached to tension rods on my floor toms
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I'm going to invent a stick holder that will snap to the top of my headphones so I always have one in reach.
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:58 PM
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Default Re: What do you do with your sticks?

I have a skinny stick bag that holds about 4 or 5 pair. I used to put it on my floor tom but I found it to be more accessible when I started putting it on my snare. I attach it to the bottom lugs of the snare. I keep it fairly loose and it does not affect the sound of the snare and it's right between my legs, if I break or lose a stick I can just reach down and keep jammin.
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:29 PM
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Cool way to keep them when your not using them.
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Old 12-06-2008, 05:51 PM
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Cool way to keep them when your not using them.
That's cool............I may have to make one. I found that having sticks touching in a bag results in a sticks rattling together when I play my low tuned floor tom or bass.
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Old 12-06-2008, 07:36 PM
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I'm going to invent a stick holder that will snap to the top of my headphones so I always have one in reach.
Good luck with that! lol
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:41 PM
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Default Re: What do you do with your sticks?

I myself stick them right under my left butt cheek...


But it may not be for everyone...
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:21 AM
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Default Re: What do you do with your sticks?

When I am playing, I take a few pairs out of my stick bag and put them in the floor, usually on my left or right side. I also put a few pair in my Vate Stick Holder. Basiclly, I have sticks all round me when I play.
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