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Old 08-12-2009, 06:18 PM
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First of all...I must say I am a loyal Vic Firth user. So please try to keep most suggestions in that realm...

I play a lot of different music...I play a lot with various jazz combos in the area and have fell in love with the Vic Firth American Jazz 1 stick. I have been using a American Classic 5B for most of my other all around playing....I am no longer happy with the feel I'm getting from it though. I want a stick with a beefier feel, that's easy to control, and has a tip that will get me more sound out of my drums...but at the same time allow me to really control the sound coming out of my cymbals. Does anyone have any recommendations? I am not at all against using a signature stick. As long as it gets the job done...
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:33 PM
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Default Re: Good Versatile Stick...

Vic Firth Dave Weckl Signature! It's truly an amazingly versatile pair of sticks, I use it in everything from metal to jazz (it's pretty long, but surprisingly light).

Or for a more widely known, try the Vic Fith 5A American Classic, you'd be hard pressed to find a drummer who doesn't own at least one pair of these :P I remember when I was starting out, and I bought my first pair of sticks (the 5A AC's), and the guy at the shop recommended them because he said I probably hadn't decided on my main style/genre, and these would be great for everything.
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:39 AM
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Default Re: Good Versatile Stick...

Some of the maple models seem to be just what you're looking for. You can get a beefy maple stick that's still pretty light and very easy to control. And they make a sweet sound on cymbals.Try SD9, SD10 and SD11, you might like them.
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:46 AM
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Default Re: Good Versatile Stick...

I'm a big fan of the Peter Erskine signature sticks, both models. The regular stick is thinner, you may like his ride stick.
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:20 AM
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Default Re: Good Versatile Stick...

Since you are looking check these out.

http://www.loscabosdrumsticks.com/

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http://www.hornetsdrumsticks.com/index.jsp
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:41 AM
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The David Garibaldi stick, the Erskine Ride stick or the 5A extreme meet my needs
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:05 AM
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Default Re: Good Versatile Stick...

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First of all...I must say I am a loyal Vic Firth user. So please try to keep most suggestions in that realm...

I play a lot of different music...I play a lot with various jazz combos in the area and have fell in love with the Vic Firth American Jazz 1 stick. I have been using a American Classic 5B for most of my other all around playing....I am no longer happy with the feel I'm getting from it though. I want a stick with a beefier feel, that's easy to control, and has a tip that will get me more sound out of my drums...but at the same time allow me to really control the sound coming out of my cymbals. Does anyone have any recommendations? I am not at all against using a signature stick. As long as it gets the job done...
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You could try the SD1 General (you said beefier) which is definitely beefier but made of maple. Maybe the Omar Hakim stick - it seems to have a shorter taper than the 5B which will make it front heavy and feel beefier.

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Old 08-17-2009, 06:55 PM
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I have actually tried hornets before just out of curiosity of the odd shape. I wasn't very impressed. I have never heard of locabos drumsticks...but I'm always open to trying new equipment...I'll have to check them out.
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Old 08-17-2009, 06:57 PM
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You could try the SD1 General (you said beefier) which is definitely beefier but made of maple. Maybe the Omar Hakim stick - it seems to have a shorter taper than the 5B which will make it front heavy and feel beefier.

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I actually do own a pair of SD1's. I used them more for my orchestral playing.

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Old 08-17-2009, 07:34 PM
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Default Re: Good Versatile Stick...

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First of all...I must say I am a loyal Vic Firth user. So please try to keep most suggestions in that realm...

I play a lot of different music...I play a lot with various jazz combos in the area and have fell in love with the Vic Firth American Jazz 1 stick. I have been using a American Classic 5B for most of my other all around playing....I am no longer happy with the feel I'm getting from it though. I want a stick with a beefier feel, that's easy to control, and has a tip that will get me more sound out of my drums...but at the same time allow me to really control the sound coming out of my cymbals. Does anyone have any recommendations? I am not at all against using a signature stick. As long as it gets the job done...
Sounds like you should try out the 5a extreme. I use them.
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