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Old 09-04-2009, 04:02 AM
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Hi guys.
Rather than post pic's of drums, I thought I'd show you what a cheapskate I've been lately. Here are a few shots of some of the saddest sticks I've ever seen. I have since bought new sticks.

In my defence, sticks cost about $20.00 a pair where I live. Of course I have loads of sticks in my bag but that's not at the teaching studio. I just kept forgetting to bring new pairs in.





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Old 09-04-2009, 04:48 AM
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You need to put those where the beavers can't chew on them.
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Old 09-04-2009, 04:59 AM
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You need to put those where the beavers can't chew on them.
That's for sure. :-)

I have nice shiny new ones now.
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Old 09-04-2009, 05:58 AM
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Does it affect your playing to use sticks that worn down? I don't like to use sticks past when the shank starts to start chipping away. It seems like the weight and rebound is not the same after that point.
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Does it affect your playing to use sticks that worn down? I don't like to use sticks past when the shank starts to start chipping away. It seems like the weight and rebound is not the same after that point.
Yeah it's a bit different but I got away with it. ;-)
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:08 AM
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those regal tip drum sticks are a little slow. my music teacher(a bass player) at collage(secondary school(last year YAY!)) buys all our drum gear :( and we now have bags of those. there not my kinda stick

as for the worn sticks. im amazed there still alive
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I am curious why the necking down towards the middle of the stick? Just curious cause I've never had that happen, on a kit anyway.
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Old 09-05-2009, 12:15 AM
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I am curious why the necking down towards the middle of the stick? Just curious cause I've never had that happen, on a kit anyway.
Rimshots. :-)

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I'm awful with my sticks and they chip all over the place with my aggressive playing etc. They tend to break altogether when they get as bad as yours though.
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:43 AM
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I'm awful with my sticks and they chip all over the place with my aggressive playing etc. They tend to break altogether when they get as bad as yours though.
I got 6 weeks out of them. ;-)
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I got 6 weeks out of them. ;-)
6 weeks? Pah! I get at least 3 months out of my sticks. I was sick of having to buy new sticks all the time so i just decided to start buying silverfox sticks instead, they actually do last a rather long time.
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6 weeks? Pah! I get at least 3 months out of my sticks. I was sick of having to buy new sticks all the time so i just decided to start buying silverfox sticks instead, they actually do last a rather long time.
Ye I'd say more like 3-4 months too.
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I get a dozen pairs every 3 months. sometimes more depending on how much i'm touring. Since I added a gon bops cowbell i've been going through them alot faster.

I won't use a stick if the tip is chipped or dented. I can't stand the sound of the ride cymbal with a chipped tip. I only use wood tips too. Once I let a drummer use my kit and he had nylon tips that were chipped up and he put micro-cuts all over my heads.
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6 weeks? Pah! I get at least 3 months out of my sticks. I was sick of having to buy new sticks all the time so i just decided to start buying silverfox sticks instead, they actually do last a rather long time.
I'm playing about 6 to 8 hours a day though. ;-)
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