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Old 04-07-2011, 07:30 PM
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Hey guys, I just started a poll on my Facebook fanpage, I'm trying to get a good idea of how many people use nylon tips as opposed to wood, please take a second to stop by and vote!
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:07 AM
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I don't do Facebook or nylon.

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Old 04-08-2011, 01:29 AM
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I don't do Facebook or nylon.

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Haha, fair enough :D Facebook is an awesome network tool though... I highly recommend it ;)
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:50 AM
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no nylon here either
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:58 AM
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Nylon is the sound of Satan - and not in a good way :P
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:09 AM
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The wood tips seem to get destroyed quicker from all of my playing, so I've bought a bunch of nylon tipped sticks lately. What I think I'll end up doing in the long run is nylon for practice and wood for performances.
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:31 AM
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I don't do Facebook or nylon.
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I love FB and nylon. Wood tips seem to not last as long. I recently got a pair of ?uestlove signature sticks and they'd be my favorite thing ever but that damned wood tip just craps out on me.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:34 AM
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Thanks for all the feedback guys! The poll is currently at:

7 Nylon
13 Wood

If you haven't already voted, please do so now! This is really interesting :D
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:43 AM
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What about aluminum? I'm seriously tempted to try those Ahead sticks one day.....
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:46 AM
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As much as I enjoy wood tip I use nylon a lot more, can't afford to get new woods as they chip/break a lot faster than woods for me.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:48 AM
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What about aluminum? I'm seriously tempted to try those Ahead sticks one day.....
Nice try ;) Ahead sticks still have nylon tips, haha. Actually though, Vic Firth makes some metal tipped sticks, I think they're aluminum... not sure.

I'm not a huge fan of Aheads, they have an odd balance, and they bounce differently than wood sticks. I used them for a long time because they're a money saver though. Definitely give them a try, if for no other reason than to just be able to say that you tried them, haha.
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Give me Evil Nylon, can't afford wood tips. FB is cool too.
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funny you should ask that, because i just bought a pair of nylon sticks 2 days ago. i didnt plan on it, but they only had the kind of sticks i liked with nylon tips. but i have noticed lately that with my wood tips, they seem to get a flat surface really fast, as opposed to remaining round. hopefully nylon tips will remain rounded.
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:08 AM
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funny you should ask that, because i just bought a pair of nylon sticks 2 days ago. i didnt plan on it, but they only had the kind of sticks i liked with nylon tips. but i have noticed lately that with my wood tips, they seem to get a flat surface really fast, as opposed to remaining round. hopefully nylon tips will remain rounded.
Usually the shoulder will be well worn before the tips. I like the sound of wood tips and used them for everything except Metal.
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:50 AM
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I use both, I find that wood sticks wear out faster but i've found that smaller tipped sticks stay round longer and when they do chip, its less of an issue, right now i use nylon tipped dave weckl evolutions and wood tipped peter erskine ride sticks.
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I use both, I find that wood sticks wear out faster but i've found that smaller tipped sticks stay round longer and when they do chip, its less of an issue
Agreed. I recently bought a pair of Vater Sweet Rides. They have a small ball-shaped tip and they've held up tremendously. Absolutely no chipping or flattening.
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:36 PM
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It's funny because it seems to be the opposite to me. Although let me preface this by saying that the last time I used nylons my stroke technique was a joke, and I hit way too hard. And this had to of been over 4 years ago.

But back then I kept finding that I broke nylons all the time, only the tip would come off though.

Reading this made me re-think this question however. I'm going to have to get some 5b's with a nylon tip, that might solve the problem. When I used them before they were always thiner than sticks I normally used, I think the nylons I was using we 7a's. Which compared to the 2b's I was used to at the time, were like toothpicks.

Anyway, for the poll, I use wood tips currently.
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:14 PM
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Nylon for rehearsal & gigging, wood for recording. Chipped tips on otherwise perfect condition sticks cracks me up. Don't like nylon for recording though as I like to bring out the fundamental tones of both drums & cymbals. Live, in an amplified band setting, you really can't tell that much difference.
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:26 PM
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I use both wood & nylon, 5Bs from Vic Firth. It really bepends on the sound i'm trying to get. Plus I have a pair of those Vic Firth Silver bullets those bring out a ride like no other so amazing. yet can be annoying if they are used to much or to often.
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:40 PM
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What about aluminum? I'm seriously tempted to try those Ahead sticks one day.....
Ahead sticks sound bad on ride cymbals, but they sound good on toms.

I prefer wood tips, but for economic reasons, I mostly use nylon tips. I cannot vote on Facebook. Peace and goodwill.
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:45 AM
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WOOD!

The only reason I would use nylon is to get the extra durability out out the stick
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:38 AM
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Both for me as well. Wood for playing at home by myself just goofing around. Nylon for band practice and show's. Stick i use is Vater 5B.
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A round or barrel wooden tip on a hickory or maple stick has been my thing for a long time now.

I reckon I've experimented with pretty much every common wood type or tip profile at one point or another and I've realised two things over the years:
1. I HATE nylon tips. I find them too harsh on cymbals and I don't like the sound of attack tight snare batter either. When one split and flew into my eye many years ago, we pretty much parted company on the spot.
2. I HATE oak sticks. At first I thought I liked them due to the durability factor, then the stick jarring started to annoy me and I ditched them, never to return.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:48 AM
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The wood tips seem to get destroyed quicker from all of my playing, so I've bought a bunch of nylon tipped sticks lately. What I think I'll end up doing in the long run is nylon for practice and wood for performances.
Wood tips go quick, but nylon tipped-sticks go even quicker. The sticks vibrate more and the cracks/chips spread more easily.
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:23 PM
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I used to always use nylon tipped sticks but now I only use wood.
All my ride cymbals sound better to me when I use wood tips.
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Nylon is the sound of Satan - and not in a good way :P
LMAO. AGREED.

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Old 04-27-2011, 11:40 AM
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A round or barrel wooden tip on a hickory or maple stick has been my thing for a long time now.

I reckon I've experimented with pretty much every common wood type or tip profile at one point or another and I've realised two things over the years:
1. I HATE nylon tips. I find them too harsh on cymbals and I don't like the sound of attack tight snare batter either. When one split and flew into my eye many years ago, we pretty much parted company on the spot.
2. I HATE oak sticks. At first I thought I liked them due to the durability factor, then the stick jarring started to annoy me and I ditched them, never to return.
I am with you there. I hate the sound of nylon tips, and I hate the feel of oak. Give me wood tipped hickory all the way.
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Old 05-04-2011, 01:27 AM
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By the time my tips are really breaking the shoulder is so worn out im dying for a new stick already, just for balance.
Also nylon is to bright and makes my cymbal sound cheap. Im paying for a dark warm sound and not gonna throw it for saving some money on sticks.
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