Anyone know what kind of gear/model late drummer Derrick Plourde used on his kit?

TxGroove

Junior Member
Here's my pedal.Screenshot_2020-10-06-16-20-09(1).png1st Gen. Iron Cobra w/ white Jazz Pro slug beater. Also, I take the thread count back, i have it even looser, three threads tight!
 

Q-Ball Drummer

Junior Member
Same here, haven't played another stick since and they're definitely worth the price. You picked the right sticks IMO.
Yeah, I've found over the summer the Oak 5B is the stick for me. I use the Promark DC10 Oak marching sticks for warming up, however they're discontinued. The store I got them at just happened to have old stock and there were a bunch of pairs of them.
Here's my pedal.1st Gen. Iron Cobra w/ white Jazz Pro slug beater.
That's a sharp pedal setup! The white color of the beater really pops! Sounds like the looser tension is working well. I also forgot to add that the titanium beater shaft of the Jazz Pro's also play a role in its weight. The Punch Collar, Standard, and Junior series use the stainless steel shafts.
 

TxGroove

Junior Member
Yeah, I've found over the summer the Oak 5B is the stick for me. I use the Promark DC10 Oak marching sticks for warming up, however they're discontinued. The store I got them at just happened to have old stock and there were a bunch of pairs of them.

That's a sharp pedal setup! The white color of the beater really pops! Sounds like the looser tension is working well. I also forgot to add that the titanium beater shaft of the Jazz Pro's also play a role in its weight. The Punch Collar, Standard, and Junior series use the stainless steel shafts.
Are the 5B sticks thicker than the 2B? I'm looking for a pair of marching sticks, how has your experience with them gone so far?

Thanks, It's working like a charm, delivers a nice solid punch. Also, recently oiled the bearings for maximum smoothness.
Now all I need is a white drum kit and I'll be 100% as my OCD tells me otherwise...
Yes, titanium it is, would like to know the weight differential?
 

Q-Ball Drummer

Junior Member
Are the 5B sticks thicker than the 2B? I'm looking for a pair of marching sticks, how has your experience with them gone so far?

Thanks, It's working like a charm, delivers a nice solid punch. Also, recently oiled the bearings for maximum smoothness.
5B’s are thinner. They’re middle ground between a 5A and 2B.

The marching sticks work out really well for warming up. I‘ve found that shorter, thicker marching sticks are more effective so your kit sticks feel longer and thinner. But like I said the DC10’s are discontinued, what I bought was old stock.

I hear I get more punch and dynamics with the Slug beater that I did with the DW beater on my 5000. They felt heavy when I would do A-B comparisons, even without the beater weights. I felt I couldn’t pull off double strokes with precision like I can with the Sluggers. Combined with the Evans Aramid Fiber pads on a clear Remo Powerstroke 4 it’s the perfect kick drum setup.
 

TxGroove

Junior Member
5B’s are thinner. They’re middle ground between a 5A and 2B.

The marching sticks work out really well for warming up. I‘ve found that shorter, thicker marching sticks are more effective so your kit sticks feel longer and thinner. But like I said the DC10’s are discontinued, what I bought was old stock.

I hear I get more punch and dynamics with the Slug beater that I did with the DW beater on my 5000. They felt heavy when I would do A-B comparisons, even without the beater weights. I felt I couldn’t pull off double strokes with precision like I can with the Sluggers. Combined with the Evans Aramid Fiber pads on a clear Remo Powerstroke 4 it’s the perfect kick drum setup.
Interesting... Makes sense, especially for warm-up. I might look into getting a pair or budget marching sticks.

True, I owned the DW 3000 pedal (with bulky stock pedal) for the longest i can remember before upgrading to a Tama IC. I never even knew how to control my doubles and thought it was just my technique, until I moved to the Iron Cobra pedal with slug. Though, I own and used various beaters, I was amazed how much control/power I had with a lighter setup behind the beater.

Nice bass setup. I'm using a Aquarian clear Powerstroke II w/muffler ring and a Aquarian Super-Thin pad.. I'm soon going to switch it out with the Remo clear Powerstoke II with the Uni-batter badge from SlugPercussion. I wanna test the Remo PII and see how I adapt to the change. Read good things about them.
 
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