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Old 02-22-2012, 08:07 PM
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Default Strange drum sticks I've never seen before, what is it?

Got these along with a snare I recently bought.
I have never seen these before, and I don't know what they are used for.
They are vic firth.


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Old 02-22-2012, 08:54 PM
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Well, Im sure you will take enough flac from others, so ill save it for them....but those are brushes. Push the triangle down, and the brush will magically appear!
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:55 PM
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They are brushes my friend. Lucky score, keep them. Your ones are retractable so you just push the other end out.

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Old 02-22-2012, 09:01 PM
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thats the brush handle.....push it toward the other end of the stick and the brushes will appear from the slotted end.



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Old 02-22-2012, 09:03 PM
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Ahhhh... Glad I didn't suggest they were another Vic Firth Gourmet product... Like Mario Batali signature Steak Flipper Tongs.

http://www.vicfirthgourmet.com/mills...batali-series/
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:05 PM
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:39 AM
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:20 AM
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Ahhhh... Glad I didn't suggest they were another Vic Firth Gourmet product... Like Mario Batali signature Steak Flipper Tongs.

http://www.vicfirthgourmet.com/mills...batali-series/
The 17" peppermill makes a slick Clave, get two for the discount. ;)
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:17 AM
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... Like Mario Batali signature Steak Flipper Tongs.
Now that's funny!! ;-)
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:18 AM
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Ooops. Ive seen brushes before, like on youtube, but ive never seen the retractable ones. now i feel silly bc i thought the metal side was supposed to hit the drum head.

thanks for the responses guys! its good to know that its a good score to come free with my snare. maybe ill go learn how to use them.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:49 AM
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The 17" peppermill makes a slick Clave, get two for the discount. ;)
Yes, Thank you. I was in this little restaurant cafe called Le Gourmet in Columbia SC and looked over at the register at Vic Firth Pepper Grinders......

Really? Not that I mind them branching out but my question is..... Why???
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:51 AM
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Yes, Thank you. I was in this little restaurant cafe called Le Gourmet in Columbia SC and looked over at the register at Vic Firth Pepper Grinders......

Really? Not that I mind them branching out but my question is..... Why???
Again, why? What was the connection for a drumstick maker to branch out into Salt and Pepper shakers?

From their web site:

"Why Vic Firth Gourmet?

All of our wood pepper mills, salt mills and rolling pins are hand crafted in Newport, Maine from the finest solid maple and cherry.

All Vic Firth Gourmet products come with a lifetime guarantee.

Whenever possible, we purchase our wood from FSC certified suppliers and encourage our entire base of suppliers to participate in this valuable program.

We use all of the sawdust and scrap wood we generate as fuel to heat our factory.
Pepper mills feature our “Lock & Grind” grinding system for the widest range of grinds available and perfect results every time.

Pepper mills are fitted with a stainless steel 2-step mechanism which first crushes the peppercorns for enhanced flavor, then grinds the peppercorns to the chosen consistency.
Salt mills feature an adjustable nylon crushing system.

All mills have a pop-out mechanism for easy cleaning.
Free funnel included with each mill for refilling without spilling.

Thoughtfully Designed. Meticulously Crafted. Guaranteed for Life."
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Again, why? What was the connection for a drumstick maker to branch out into Salt and Pepper shakers?
To make more money! They have already invested a few hundred thousand dollars (that's a guess) in lathes, sanders etc to make drumsticks. Since they already have the machinery, they can use it to make other lathed products, and make a crapload more money without much additional investment, since they already have the gear, people, and knowledge to do it. It's just business. I doubt Vic Firth himself ever aspired to be a pepper mill tycoon.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:28 PM
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Your supposed to put pepper in those?
I got a pair of Vic's pepper mills for Christmas and I have been using them for Rock gigs.
I was wondering what all of that black stuff that made me sneeze was that was coming out of the big wide hollow sticks.
Whoops!!!
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:30 PM
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A drummer not knowing what brushes are?

This is a very sad day indeed.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:43 PM
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A drummer not knowing what brushes are?

This is a very sad day indeed.
The whackiest thing about it is that he didn't figure out that the brushes poped out of the tube.
That frightens me. :)
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:44 PM
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The whackiest thing about it is that he didn't figure out that the brushes poped out of the tube.
That frightens me. :)
It frightens me, too.

Before I even really knew what brushes were or how to use them, I'd figured out that you have to push the end. Maybe it's just my fixation on everything being overtly sexual? Or maybe I have the gift of sight.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:43 PM
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To make more money! They have already invested a few hundred thousand dollars (that's a guess) in lathes, sanders etc to make drumsticks. Since they already have the machinery, they can use it to make other lathed products, and make a crapload more money without much additional investment, since they already have the gear, people, and knowledge to do it. It's just business. I doubt Vic Firth himself ever aspired to be a pepper mill tycoon.
Well actually Vic Firth himself never aspired to be a drum stick maker either.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:17 PM
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Here are the "Brushes" my friend...Widely opened as a Chinese hand-fan! Please don't use it as a fan. :-) ...Who invented the brushes never liked the drumsticks.
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:47 AM
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Well actually Vic Firth himself never aspired to be a drum stick maker either.
Like the Pringles guy, wanted potato chip bags and ended up with tennis ball cans. Screw it, it still works. Very laid back approach.
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:57 AM
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That frightens me. :)
I'm not ashamed to admit that when I saw the photos (given the closeup of the ends in the first, and the angle of the second) I didn't realize what I was looking at eitheer. Started thinking about that Zildjian frying pan, actually. :]

And I even have a pair of retractable brushes with me in my stick bag! And a pair of grilling tongs down in the kitchen which don't look that different either...
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:10 PM
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Asking silly questions is better than making silly mistakes.

Of course its better for people to think you're an idiot than open your mouth and confirm it!

Either way we all miss the obvious sometimes. Its one big learning curve (drums and life that is) =)
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:41 PM
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absolutely. Its not like you can expect everyone to just be born knowing what retractable brushes are and how to use them.
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I thought they were brooms for midgets.
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Ooops. Ive seen brushes before, like on youtube, but ive never seen the retractable ones. now i feel silly bc i thought the metal side was supposed to hit the drum head.

thanks for the responses guys! its good to know that its a good score to come free with my snare. maybe ill go learn how to use them.
You can actually play them like that sometimes, with the metal triangles out, just hit softly.

I have used these brushes for 15 years. They are very good brushes, so you scored well. Every now and then, pull out the handles all the way (fully retracted brushes) and put a small drop of lubricant oil where the metal enters the white handle and move the brushes in and out. This will make sure they work smoothly.
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