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Old 07-25-2003, 02:36 PM   #1
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which stick do you prefer and why?

i use vater 5bs.. i think its the best size for every kind of music to play..think they are awesome to play doubles whith!
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Old 07-26-2003, 04:59 AM   #2
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yeah the thicker or heavier they are the louder they sound. but overall i prefer the basic 5A.
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Old 07-27-2003, 02:27 AM   #3
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What effects does the shoulder thickness/length have on a stick?

I like a thicker stick for trad. grip so i ordered virg's assault, but i'm using 5bs at the mo.
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Old 07-27-2003, 07:04 PM   #4
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I'm a vic firth man myself...5b american classics..WOODEN TIPPED!!...great for all kinds of music.
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Old 07-29-2003, 09:50 PM   #5
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What effects does the shoulder thickness/length have on a stick?


Thicker shoulder part of the stick of course will be a lot heavier making strokes especially for fast full stroke rolls easier to do atleast the way i experienced using such sticks. Really good for rock music plus the fact they make cymbals sounds fuller when hit on the edge part.
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Old 07-30-2003, 02:15 AM   #6
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Cheers Alencore
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Old 07-30-2003, 02:55 PM   #7
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Vic Firth - Omar Hakims

The contrast between the tip and the
large shoulder allows for more varied
effects on the HH and cymbals.

Silver Fox is trying to get their production
line solid. They have some interesting
concepts and materials. They just have
to get a few things settled there.

I'll be demo-ing them again soon.
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Old 08-21-2003, 04:04 AM   #8
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Tha Vader "Assult" are very well rounded sticks to me. Yes I know Virgil uses them and yes I tried them because of his influence. But ,I really like how the stick lays rith in y hand. Fits like a glove! Very light too. Just have to let gravity do all the work! RythmTroll here, signing out. "Piece"
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Old 08-29-2003, 09:35 AM   #9
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can someone send me a pair of Vaters virgil's assault drumstick for free? no one sells here in Philippines
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Old 08-29-2003, 11:00 AM   #10
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VF OH (Omar Hakim).

I love the small round tip and the heavy barrell.

If they'd tip the Harvey Mason stick, that would
be nice too but they won't.
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Old 08-29-2003, 11:12 AM   #11
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I use the Neil Peart Signature stick (Promark 747) for most things...it's made out of oak so they last forever and a day. Plus they are a pretty light stick considering the amount of power they can deliver.

For lighter things (ie.Jazz) I tend to use the Dave Weckl Evolution stick (Vic Firth). It provides really nice cymbal definition and has incredible rebound. I still use the neil peart stick for louder Jazz stuff as well (ie.Big Bands, etc.)
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Old 08-31-2003, 11:45 AM   #12
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I use Vater Rock for more heavier playing and when I practise more doublebass...vater Fusion when playing softer, fusion etc...
...vater Manhattan for jazzplaying.
And when I play on my pad I use SD1 General Vic firth.
And my brushes are clayton camerons model.
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Old 08-31-2003, 07:14 PM   #13
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I've been using only Promark nylon tipped 5Bs for as long as I can remember
but the other day I spent AU$140 on some new sticks:

3 pairs of nylon tipped Promark 2Bs
3 pairs of nylon tipped Promark 5Bs
1 pair of some cheapy AMS brand or something black painted 'white oak' nylon tipped 5A sticks.
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Old 09-01-2003, 03:57 AM   #14
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I've been using all sorts of sticks over the past years, But when I tried out the Colaiuta signature sticks I was totally convinced that these were the right sticks for me. They are the most versatile stick I've ever had in my hands.
Perfect for soft playing as for heavy pounding.
Very Durable!
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Old 09-01-2003, 06:38 AM   #15
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Call me a nerd, but I like to use the Assault stick and sometimes the Shedder as well. It really moves your muscles the Shedder!!
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