Updated Regal Tip Thread October 2022-Latest News?

One of the things I love about Vater's website is they have sliders you can adjust to instantly dial down to what length and diameter you are looking for in a particular section. I wish all stick manufacturer websites were as easy to navigate, but ah well.

I can't guarantee you'll find them in stock, but Vater makes three 16" x .580 maple sticks
Sugar Maple 9A
Sugar Maple Phat Ride
Sugar Maple Fusion

Each has a slightly different tip and taper. I've used the Fusion stick a lot in the past; it's a great all-purpose stick.

They also have the Sugar Maple Super 5A, which is 16.5" x .580, if you want a little more reach. I've also used these quite a bit, and they're also quite great.

I also have to agree that with maple, adding a little more diameter isn't as much of a big deal, at least not to me. My go-to jazz stick is an SD9, which is .610, but it doesn't play anything like a big stick. I'd at least consider trying something in the 5B/.595 range, but again, I think you'd be surprised how nimble the SD9 is.
 
I just went to
Regaltip.com


Unless I am dreaming……they’re
baaaaack!
You're dreaming - they are "sold out" of 16 of their 24 types of sticks. It's a clearance of remaining inventory. Same old sad broken record. I've moved on: I was a RT 5A Maple devotee but I just invested a lot of money in Vic Firth Double Glaze. They are hickory but a tad bit thinner in diameter. About same weight. With glaze that feels just like RT. Played 3 gigs last week with a VF pair they're a worthy replacement for RT. Buy 6+ pairs from Sweetwater and they are $12.99 each. Done. No more RT drama.
 
Got a dozen pair of Regal Tip 5A nylon tip hickory - 105NT back in 2017 - still have a few pair untouched. After the news I recently started researching for a suitable replacement. Well got some other 5A nylon's over time, still in decent shape.
I got my micrometer and measured them. All were 16 inches long

Regal Tip 0.600 dia. Zildjian 0.585 dia. Promark 0.565 dia. The pic shows how the tapers differ.

From other 5A nylon website specs:

Vic Firth .565, Vater .570, Los Cabos .575

This peaked my curiosity. These RT's were 'fatter' than other 5A's. I looked at the dimensions of various 5B nylons in hickory.
The closest matches to RT with 0.600 dia.

Vater .605, Zildjian .600, Los Cabos .598, Vic Firth .595, Promark .590

Conclusions:

Going to handle some 5B's to feel them out.

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Got a dozen pair of Regal Tip 5A nylon tip hickory - 105NT back in 2017 - still have a few pair untouched. After the news I recently started researching for a suitable replacement. Well got some other 5A nylon's over time, still in decent shape.
I got my micrometer and measured them. All were 16 inches long

Regal Tip 0.600 dia. Zildjian 0.585 dia. Promark 0.565 dia. The pic shows how the tapers differ.

From other 5A nylon website specs:

Vic Firth .565, Vater .570, Los Cabos .575

This peaked my curiosity. These RT's were 'fatter' than other 5A's. I looked at the dimensions of various 5B nylons in hickory.
The closest matches to RT with 0.600 dia.

Vater .605, Zildjian .600, Los Cabos .598, Vic Firth .595, Promark .590

Conclusions:

Going to handle some 5B's to feel them out.

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Thank you. Now I get why I like ProMark and Vader 5a’s best…they’re narrower. I’d include Vic Firth, but something about the finish doesn’t agree with me.
 
I've been a die hard Combo user forever. After trying every brand known to man I finally found something that has the same feel. They're called ultra thins from a company called aeon percussion. I think they're basically a knockoff of RT's combos. Pretty damn close, they're just a little shorter. But same thickness and gloss finish as combos. They only come in nylon though. Definitely does the job at least until Regal Tip comes back if it ever actually happens. Been using for a week now and I dig em. We'll see how they hold up after a good amount of jam sessions.

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I've been a die hard Combo user forever. After trying every brand known to man I finally found something that has the same feel. They're called ultra thins from a company called aeon percussion. I think they're basically a knockoff of RT's combos. Pretty damn close, they're just a little shorter. But same thickness and gloss finish as combos. They only come in nylon though. Definitely does the job at least until Regal Tip comes back if it ever actually happens. Been using for a week now and I dig em. We'll see how they hold up after a good amount of jam sessions.

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Um, Regal Tip has been back for a few months now. I don’t think they’ve got the full line of sticks they had yet, but they’re definitely back.
 
Regal Tip Combo sticks have a "Coming Soon" label on them on their website. I believe they were in stock a few weeks back but they must be sold out again already. Hopefully back in stock soon.

I wonder if they are only selling direct now off the website and not sending product to stores?

 
Regal Tip Combo sticks have a "Coming Soon" label on them on their website. I believe they were in stock a few weeks back but they must be sold out again already. Hopefully back in stock soon.

I wonder if they are only selling direct now off the website and not sending product to stores?

That is correct. I don’t know if it’s by choice or if f they haven’t lined up a new dealer network yet, but I don’t see them at stores.
 
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