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Old 07-06-2008, 05:09 PM
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Ha,Ha, Guss; good humour!!

Imagine how that would end up! I reckon that's a very expensive way to chop firewood
On a lighter note, for metal the Regal Power Sleeves might be the ticket.

Cheers and happy Drumming

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Old 07-06-2008, 06:24 PM
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Sorry Guss,

I put you wrong there, I think the Power Sleeves are by Aquarian.

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Old 07-06-2008, 07:22 PM
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Vic Frith 3A's. Will not touch any thing else.
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Old 07-09-2008, 11:52 PM
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I used to play vic firth buddy rich model... over 10 years worth of playing through them. Then over the last year I decided to really focus on sticking and learning new things such as moeller, gravity rolls, blast beats, etc... what I found is that it got bad enough that I would break a stick within about 2 hours worth of playing. That isn't acceptable as far as I am concerned. I switched to all different kinds of sticks and nothing would hold up to my heavy playing.

Having different sticks for jazz and rock and etc are not quite as important as durability for me. Cause even if I play something soft I don't want my stick to chip when I feel the urge to lay into a big rim shot.

So I am in a process of change. I bought some promark Oak sticks... 5A and 5B model. So far I have clocked up about 12 hours of playing on each stick and the wood tips are looking at me saying "What, you can't hurt me!"

My mid section and down the shoulder are dented all to hell but the tips are in perfect shape. The normal denting of the stick isn't creating cracks in the wood like the hickory ones were.

Now Oak is more dense and transfers more vibration to the players hands.... so it takes a little getting used to but for those of us out there vibrating the sticks into splinters oak is a nice choice

I do find myself favoring the 5A for tight jazz or progressive playing... and the 5B seems more suited for blues/rock. With hickory If I could just buy the buddy rich model in oak I'd be happy.
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Vater 5a's are nice.
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I used to play with Headhunter A Hickory, but because of the minor fact that they've STOPPED MAKING THEM(!!!!!), I switched to Vic Firth 5A. They're pretty good I must say. I kept my old Headhunters... and I tried them a few days ago... what a difference! I still love them love them love them! The Vic Firth do not compare, but they are good for my situation
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I used to play with Headhunter A Hickory, but because of the minor fact that they've STOPPED MAKING THEM(!!!!!), I switched to Vic Firth 5A. They're pretty good I must say. I kept my old Headhunters... and I tried them a few days ago... what a difference! I still love them love them love them! The Vic Firth do not compare, but they are good for my situation
When the drumstick factory I currently play went out of business (THEY HAVD A REALLY GOOD SALE) I bought 52 pairs.
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Damn son! Headhunter still makes maple though, they're still around. They've just stopped with the Hickory... honestly if they had a sale like that, I'd buy like 20 pairs. Ya never know
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Damn son! Headhunter still makes maple though, they're still around. They've just stopped with the Hickory... honestly if they had a sale like that, I'd buy like 20 pairs. Ya never know
You probably would be able to buy 50 pairs if they were the same price as what I bought mine for.
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Always loved Regal Tip Jake Hanna's. Discontinued now, so I'm tryin' this and that.
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