Festering Splinter


Gold Member
Last night I grabbed my favorite sticks near the tip and realized it's time to get new sticks, because I ended up with a splinter, that wouldn't come out, I guess it's just going to fester. Who makes good hickory sticks? I liked the hickory because they had a nice bounce and feel for lighter sticks. I'm tempted just to use my timbale sticks, but there is that occasional arrangement that calls for lots of snare bounce.


Platinum Member
Hickory is the most common. Stick with one of the big names like promark or VF and you'll be fine.


Platinum Member
Need some good fine tip tweezers. Use to use them to hold electron microscopy grids so super fine and sharp. I remember my Mom would make a cream with Epson salts and it would draw splinters out. Spend lots of time in garden or dense brush in woods so splinters are a way of life-still have a junk of splinter in my buttocks from twenty years ago.