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Old 01-18-2012, 03:24 AM
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Hi!!

I've usually used Vic Firth 5B sticks but recently wanted to try different brands to see if there really is any difference between. And to see if there is another brand that I like better. I used some Vater sticks at a friend's house and I kinda liked those. They seemed lighter than my usual Vic Firth's. I bought a cheapo pair of sticks from the local music store to use for practice and these sticks are even lighter. The logo says "Whitehall". They are cheapo's and the guy at the store said they have a higher chance of breaking. I kinda like these too though I've only used them for sticking exercises on my practice pad. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for quality lighter weight sticks.

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Old 01-18-2012, 03:33 AM
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The Vaters are good - I was a fan when I used 5Bs. I like the touch you get from light wood.

Now I'm using Billy Stewart signature Zil 7As, which I love. If you're playing rock, though, then they wouldn't last long.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:48 AM
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Try a maple stick. Vater make 'em.....as do the other majors. Much lighter than a comparable sized hickory or oak stick.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:09 PM
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Vater's Sugar Maple sticks are way lighter than regular hickory sticks. I usually play the
8As and just for fun picked up a pair of this size in sugar maple version. It was like that stupid 3 musketeers candy bar commercial where the candy bar floats out of people's hands. The sticks are super light and durable enough. Fun for a change, but not a permanent alternative to good old fashioned hickory.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:12 PM
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Vater's Sugar Maple sticks are way lighter than regular hickory sticks. I usually play the
8As and just for fun picked up a pair of this size in sugar maple version. It was like that stupid 3 musketeers candy bar commercial where the candy bar floats out of people's hands. The sticks are super light and durable enough. Fun for a change, but not a permanent alternative to good old fashioned hickory.
Vater's Sugar Maples. Got a pair of them in my arsenal.
Absolutely love how they feel!
But can't use them with any of my bands... They'd last a song... or two...

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Old 01-19-2012, 07:18 AM
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I've used in the past and I'm using right now Steve Jordan's and Amir ?ustlove Thompson's signature sticks. They're great - super light weight and long.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:46 PM
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I like VF's Peter Erskine Ride sticks with wooden tips. Hard maple is light and somewhat self-healing - it won't take dents from cross-sticking and rim shots as readily as some other wood types.

Sadly, the tips are somewhat fragile and wear quickly. They didn't break or shatter, just gradually wore away the slim acorn tip.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:30 PM
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I use the Vic Firth SD4's. They are thin but light as well.

I find the Peter Erskine Ride sticks nice as well.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:42 PM
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Default Re: Good lightweight sticks?

Vic Firth's SD2 "Bolero" maple sticks, a light stick with a small round tip which produce a light sound on cymbals, but still with a good diameter, it feel nice in the hands, as opposed the very "thin" sticks. :)
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:37 AM
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Thanks for the replies!!

Much appreciated.

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Old 01-30-2012, 12:17 AM
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I use Chris Adler signatures and I love them. Nice and light. I'm not a super hard hitter but I hit moderately hard and these last about a month on average for me. With proper technique of course.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:21 AM
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I find the Peter Erskine Ride sticks nice as well.
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I really like these; they bring the best out of my ride cymbals!!

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Old 01-31-2012, 02:21 AM
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Bopworks. That is all.

http://www.bopworks.net/index.html
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:07 AM
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I've used in the past and I'm using right now Steve Jordan's and Amir ?ustlove Thompson's signature sticks. They're great - super light weight and long.
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I just got 5 pairs and was impressed once I got used to the reduced weight.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:41 AM
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Vic Firth American Classics. Very light weight to me.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:25 PM
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Default Re: Good lightweight sticks?

Most cheapos are maple because its cheaper, and it is very light. The Todd Suchermann sigs by promark are maple, and I would like to try some out just to see what it is all about, but when I went to giutar center, they had none :(
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