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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:25 pm
by Lars104778
Pro mark 747 for hard rock/metal, and pro mark 727 for faster thrash.

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 2:17 am
by ABinTempe
Danny Carey Signature sticks. Literally the best sticks I've ever used.

Re: What drum sticks I use?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:54 pm
by Levi Soto
levisoto wrote:I prefer silverfox 7a wood tip, very durable compared to vic firth and very comfortable. They almost double the life of vic's. for me at least. If I play metal or hard rock I would use 5a instead.

Wanted to mentions some changes since the last post. I have try now a few other sticks which I now prefer and list here: Vic Firth - Steve Gadd signature, Vic Firth - Dave Weckl signature, Silver Fox 5A nylon tip.
That's it for now. Peace!

Used to play the Pro-Mark Oak 727 wood tip - BUT

PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:58 am
by Warren Wright
It seems D'Addario bought out ProMark some 2 years ago and finally got around to replacing all the "lathes" that ProMark had been using - with state of the art "grinding" machines and seems as if ProMark was cutting their sticks a bit "smaller" than what the stated diameter was supposed to be. I played the 727s for years - my last 6 pair were "larger in diameter" - a bit heavier and had less "flex" than the pair I had bought 8 months ago. Now I play the Oak Jazz wood tip PWJZW - Im supposing the nylon tip would be PWJZN.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:35 am
by grb1152
about any 7a will do, I like the zildjian round bead. don't use 5's anymore, too heavy. I prefer hickory, maple is OK, won't use oak. too stiff.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:32 pm
by GetAgrippa
I use 5A or 7A depending on sound and venue. Each stick produces a different sound on cymbals and drums. I'll mix and match too-which drives this one friend of mine crazy because he always wants a perfectly balanced stick and pair=he is real anal about it being just so so. He will look over every pair with such scrutiny. If its wood and it whacks I'm fine. Playing jazz I'll use a 7A and a brush.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:25 am
by barbeque sauce
Vic Firth, always.

Re: What Drum Stick's Do You Prefer To Use

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:58 pm
by Y-Knot T Murrell
Vic Firth black 5a. Best sticks ever! I used my 1st pair & wore them down to nubs before they broke. Great responce. Am buying another pair before next practice.

Re: What Drum Stick's Do You Prefer To Use

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:08 pm
by Planetguy
do these count?

sorry, non drummer.....mallet percussionist (vibes, marimba, malletKAT) here.

i've got about a half dozen 'sets' (set=4) of different mallets in varying hardness, head shape, and shaft material.

these seem to be getting the most use lately... Victor Mendoza M23 made by Vic Firth


Re: What Drum Stick's Do You Prefer To Use

PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:32 pm
by Mjsmithii
I love Vater Fusion. I used to rock with the Manhattan but I started to play a little harder and the don't last long.

Re: What Drum Stick's Do You Prefer To Use

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:11 pm
I use Zildjian 5BWN love the balance and the feel of the natural finish great sticks!!!