Hi malito, that's a tough one, I use lightening rods and brushes when playing with my dad who plays acoustic guitar. I use brushes but they don't quite allow me to speak the same way. I'm using the Vic Firth
Lightening rods, and for wood I use the Vic Firth
Harvey Mason stick, and I'm just getting into Harvey's new Chameleon stick, which is like a 7a to me with a fairly unique egg shaped bead on the end, it's all round, and is wood.
I've found using the brushes to practice, on everything, allows me to speak more with them on the kit. Hope this helps...