As my Guitarist says, the correct answer to the question is "It depends...."
Most of my current gigs are on the low volume side, so Maple sticks help to soften the sound, especially on cymbals.
From quiet -> loud
Regal Tip 8A Maple
Regal Tip Bob Gatzen Maple (Wonderful cross-stick)
Its a novelty toy unfortunately, not much more than the Yamaha DD-75
Roland Handsonic, Zendrum and Korg Wavedrum are "musical instruments" with dynamics.
Yup maybe it is that, but there is nothing more frustrating than driving for 1hr+, setting up drums.
You're all ready to go, know the arrangements and none of the rest of the band have bothered to look at anything.....
Way we got round it was initial Acoustic rehearsals at someone's house...
Main system -
Rega Planar 3/Exact with Neo PSU (The external PSU added a whole new level of detail)
Quad CD67 / 66 Tuner / 66 Pre / 306 Power Amp (My first job was working for Quad, but couldn't afford their gear at the time)
Panasonic BD60 Bluray Player
Nakamichi DR3 Cassette Player
How could Stewart Copeland be an Up & Coming / Promising Drummer in 1983,
since they released Synchronicity (their last album) in June 1983?
They were one of the worlds biggest bands at that time...
A few different ones as my current gig is a John Prine Tribute.
Regal Tip 5AX (Main)
Regal Tip 8A Maple (Softer sound on cross-stick and cymbals)
Regal Tip Ultraflex and Wire Brushes
Different sounds and textures to try and match to the songs.