AHEAD sticks, sound interesting but about 5x the price of others. Are they THAT good ?
I did look at their website and they do at least give the weight & dimensions of all their sticks. It would be good to be able to sort the range of sticks by what thing you're interested in (e.g. weight) rather having to than click on every single stick to find the best match. Better still, in rose tinted spec drumming utopia land I'd like to see sticks listed by other manufacturers too to compare.
Before realising that the stick number is meaningless, I ordered a pair of "9A" sticks thinking that I'd have something resembling the weight of a straw to play drums with which could be interesting to try. These are the heaviest sticks I have so far!
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Here's what I'm mostly playing with in weight order at the moment;
Stag 7A - very low weight, maple, tips are leaving my kit looking like a saw mill (chippings all over the place, can't see them lasting much longer but I'd like to get a similar weight pair before these are done).
Custom 5A - came free with something, maple.
Nova 7A - one of my trial pairs I've been trying for variety, oak I think.
Tama 7A - a present, these are Japanese oak.
Road 9A - I think these are maple but they feel like scaffolding poles they're so heavy. I use them sometimes anyway, again just to see how it affects my playing.
Oh, the contest is over !!! You have to use the ones with the flames !!!!!!!!! LOL