Are the current Vater Session sticks the same as the Vater Session Robby Ameen sticks?
Interesting. Maybe that's where the session sticks came from? There are a few sticks in the Vater lineup that started out as Artist models.Well, the Robby Ameen sig Session sticks I play all the time say otherwise. They're my favorites, but looking at the website I don't see them...
I’m a fan of Vater 5B’s myself...Still waiting on a response from Vater... I imagine staff is short atm.
I picked up some Vater 5Bs... Larger diameter than the Ameen Session sticks, but still acceptable to me, and were easier to find. These have the same tips as the Ameen, very familiar feel. They are straight, well balanced, cleanly made, and nicely finished.
Vater makes very good sticks imo.
Just curious, when you say VF has gone south, what do you mean?I love the session stick & the recording stick. I also use 5a Los Angeles model wood tip. Zildjian sticks don't work for me & I rarely see promark anymore. VF has gone south. Vater it is.
Not sure if you knew this, but the Recording stick is the exact same as the Vic Firth Dave Weckl signature model minus the burgundy paint.I love the session stick & the recording stick. I also use 5a Los Angeles model wood tip. Zildjian sticks don't work for me & I rarely see promark anymore. VF has gone south. Vater it is.
Agreed. Vater sticks always feel heavier to me compared to the other brands as well. Currently back to Manhattan 7As as my main stick, and although it’s a thinner stick it still feels solid and holds up very well.....except different density wood. All Vater hickory sticks have a much higher density and last longer than VF.