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Old 04-16-2008, 12:46 AM
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Hi all,

This thread links in with the the post by Skinslapper today, with a nice method to fix nylon tips to the sticks once they have fallen of.

I am a big fan of wooden tips, but that is also related to the styles of music I play.(Rock,Jazz,Latin, Fusion) I find the nylon tips leave marks on the cymbals, but I heard nobody complaining about that before, did any of you have the same experience?

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Old 04-16-2008, 05:46 AM
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Re: Wood, or Nylon tip?


I'm nylon (obviously). I like the added ping of wood, but it doesn't account for how quickly the tip splinters and then you have to replace them. Nylons, because they last longer.
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Re: Wood, or Nylon tip?


I prefer wood tips. i do own nylon tips but i just like the wood better, i don't know why.
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Re: Wood, or Nylon tip?


Nylon, love a good ping on a ride. I play 2B so everything dents heads, and cymbal markings are what they make cleaners for, I wax my truck, why not clean my cymbals too!


"Rudiments happen!?!?!?!? I wish!
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Re: Wood, or Nylon tip?


I use wood tips all the time. I don't like the marks nylon leaves, but wood feels more natural to me. Yes they chip, yes the tips disappear. Whatever. I keep using my chipped sticks until they;I've never noticed it damaging heads before (2-ply). I don't think I'm a hard-hitter though. I tend to consider myself a surgeon rather than a lumberjack.
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Re: Wood, or Nylon tip?


I am partial to wood tips. To me, they sound warmer and are more natural on my cymbals (21" Sabian AAX Memphis Ride, 16" Sabian AAX O-Zone Crash, 14" Dream Bliss Hats). I play blues, folk, and roots so that certainly has an influence on my taste in sound. Nylon tips are too bright and and have too much attack for my playing. Within the wood tip style, I also prefer a bead tip. These have an even more natural warm sound than a larger acorn tip. This of course is my opinion through my personal experiences and taste.
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Re: Wood, or Nylon tip?


Wood here. 5A vic firths. Like most people, dunno why I prefer wood, just do. =P
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Re: Wood, or Nylon tip?


I've got both but much prefer wood tips. Maybe it's because I'm old, but the brightness of the nylon tips gets on my nerves. I heard a band play last week in a shopping mall -- relatively quiet gig -- and the drummer's ride echoed through the whole mall and overpowered the whole band. I thought I should tell him to lay off the nylon tipped sticks, but I figured he'd take offense.

In my experience the nylon tips fly off just as often as the beads chip on the wooden sticks. But last summer I found a batch of my favourite Powertip sticks that they don't make anymore and they all have nylon tips so I bought them anyway. I use them for practice pad work.
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Re: Wood, or Nylon tip?


I'm now on wood tips. Got so bloody sick of the nylons falling off.

Vic Firth 2B acorn tip, with tennis grip.
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Re: Wood, or Nylon tip?


i use wood tips with my drumset. im in concert band at school and i use nylon tips on the concert snare, i dont know why but they sound better to me, but on a drumset i dont like nylons... like alot of you are saying, the ping is annoying. and the heads fall off. so wood is just better
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