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#116755 by flynndawg
Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:09 pm
pro-mark 808 nylon tip[/b]

#118341 by Drumsinhisheart
Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:56 pm
My favorite has been a Ghost 5B from Kittools, a birch stick, but they aren't around anymore. Well, the factory in Maine still makes sticks, but for other companies, I guess.

Anyway, I began getting maple sticks off ebay, made by woodworkers out there, at ridiculously low prices for dozens of sticks. Most of these guys sell straight as an arrow sticks, too. I've gotten a couple sticks with slight warpage, but I'll take it, considering the price I pay for them. They all make hickory, too, if you play hickory, and have nylon tips, if you use those, as I do. The sticks come unfinished. I put a finish on them.

#118685 by Thumper442
Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:22 am
I use Zild. 5B wood tips, because they are cheap, at the start of the night, when we aren't playing as loud, then switch to Pro Mark White Oak 5B nylons for later. I often use a 5B Pro Mark White Oak wood tip in my right hand for one handed rim shots for backbeat on quiet songs. I particularly like the oak sticks for their brightness on rimshots and their uniformity.
I have Ahead 5Bs I have used off and on for several years, usually because of arthritis flairing up, and have yet to use the second set of sleeves. They seem to keep my hands from hurting when the "Big A" flares up.

#119729 by Ghostnotes
Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:28 pm
Raptaman wrote:I also Prefer Vic firth &$& Peart sig, wood tip tho

Ditto here , i even play them reversed.

#126489 by parakletos
Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:39 am
Vic Firth American Hickory 5A

#128228 by Stxman
Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:58 am
I use Vic Firth Buddy Rich Model, or Zildjian 5A's mostly. But always looking for a new stick.
#128702 by wghmstr7
Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:19 pm
I use vic firth, 7a for inside, SD9, OR 85A for outside or recording. all wood tip.

#128709 by RGMixProject
Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:03 pm
My favorite drum sticks

Don't use these much but love to show them off.

#131773 by Bob Stubbs
Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:59 pm
I used to play with the Regal tip marching series sticks-Quantum 1000's and Quantum 9000's with one of my previous bands.I am currently using the Zildjian Signature Series ZAK STARKEY sticks-I like them the most for the way I am playing with my new group-they have good balance and alot of power when you need it and they seem to last awhile too.

#137173 by Lead Guitarist Available300272
Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:10 pm
Drummerboy007 wrote:Vic Firth SD1 General or other 2B to 5B sticks are mostly what I used in the 80's.

Then I found Regal Tip 4B nylon tip sticks (now discontinued since about 1997). They were once the longest and beefiest sticks I could find.

Then I tried Ahead sticks around 1994-95, and I was in heaven. No more heat and vibration. And my first pair lasted about 10 years, not sure how many sleeves I bought, though.

Now I am on my second pair of Tommy Lee signature Ahead sticks. I can't brag about them enough.
what up ,I'm looking for a drummer start a band.where in Houston do you live?

#137927 by FireBrands
Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:01 pm

I use Vic Firth (nylon tip) 7-A's
But I have been into the Ludwig brand as of late also (nylon)
    #139647 by Shodai
    Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:27 am
    Back in the day I used Pro Mark Golden Oak 5A. Those were a great stick. Like everything else good in life, it was discontinued years and years ago. I prefer a heavier stick, but a 5A diamater. The Golden Oak fit that perfectly.

    I also like a round tip. I have been using the Vic Firth AS5A, which is a hickory stick with a small round tip, a little heavier and better balanced than most of the other hickory sticks out there. If it were made of oak, and about a half inch longer it would be perfect.

    I know Pro Mark still makes oak sticks, but I really, really like the small round tip.

    Of course, ask a thousand drummers about the perfect stick, you get a thousand different answers.

    #139936 by Joemetaldrummer
    Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:32 pm
    Ahead 5A, Vic Firth 5A. Ahead's are pretty hit-and-miss, they either break and get sliced up immediately or they might last a couple of years. For that reason I also use Vic Firth.
    #145493 by The Groover
    Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:32 pm
    Lately I have been using the Vic Firth, Jack Dejohnette stick. It is like a traditional 5A except just a little longer. For times when I need to play softer or with a lighter touch I have been using the Vic Firth, Steve Gadd stick. It's more like a 3A. Both are very well balanced sticks.

    #146753 by rushing
    Tue May 17, 2011 10:28 pm
    :D i have used so many different sticks its hard to say what is best,different sticks make different sounds jest as different heads do,so it all depends on what sound you want and where you are playing,wooden tip dampens the sound especially on the cymbals,where nylon tip gives more of a for size,well it depends on what am playing and how much of a work out i want to give my wrist :lol: its all good and whatever you use rock on drummers cuz we make everyone sound good. 8)BUT I use whatevers on sell :P
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