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Old 12-27-2009, 01:27 PM
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Default round ball tips with nylon?

can you even get these??

the tips of my sticks always keep breaking off
but i like the round ball type and i cant seem to find any with the nylon tips

im currently using some zildjian 7a with the round ball
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:02 PM
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can you even get these??

the tips of my sticks always keep breaking off
but i like the round ball type and i cant seem to find any with the nylon tips

im currently using some zildjian 7a with the round ball
I think Regal TIp makes some. If not, the Vic Firth Steve Gadd signature sticks have a barrel tip, which is quite close to a round tip. I had a pair of the nylon tip Gadd sticks and although I snapped them in half, the tips held up fine.
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:58 PM
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Default Re: round ball tips with nylon?

Pro-Mark makes several models with round or ball nylon tips; I have used the 707, which is similar in feel to a 5A.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:06 PM
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Default Re: round ball tips with nylon?

Vic Firth Omar Hakim signature stick has a ball shaped nylon tip, but you might find it too big. On the other hand, Peter Erskine Nylon (SPEN) also has a ball shaped nylon tip but you might find it too small. Vic Firth HD4N is close in size to 7A and has a small ball-ish nylon tip.

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Old 12-28-2009, 10:26 PM
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Default Re: round ball tips with nylon?

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can you even get these??

the tips of my sticks always keep breaking off
but i like the round ball type and i cant seem to find any with the nylon tips

im currently using some zildjian 7a with the round ball
Try Vater 7A 'Manhattan' ot Vater Fusion (a bit thicker, between a 5A & 5B). I use both models with wood tips and have been happy with them. You can get both of these models with nylon tips. Worth checking out.
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:12 AM
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:30 PM
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Default Re: round ball tips with nylon?

The Steve Gadd sticks don't have round ball tips.
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:57 AM
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Default Re: round ball tips with nylon?

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can you even get these??

the tips of my sticks always keep breaking off
but i like the round ball type and i cant seem to find any with the nylon tips

im currently using some zildjian 7a with the round ball
Vic Firth Omar Hakim model has the round ball tips.

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Default Re: round ball tips with nylon?

Pro-Mark 808s have a nearly round tip, they're slightly thicker than a 5A, come in both oak and hickory, and have been my stick of choice for nearly 20 years. The 707s and the Hakims are excellent too.
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Default Re: round ball tips with nylon?

I don't know if this will interest you, but I read about a guy on another forum who was dipping his stick tips in Minwax Wood Hardner. Apparently he's had success with this treatment to make tips last longer. After rereading your post I'm not sure if you're having a wood or nylon tip problem. Hope this helps. If not, good luck. Old Doc
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