I treat them like I treat guitar picks. Expendable. I buy them as often as I buy guitar picks. Grab a couple when i go to a music store. I like Dunlop Primtone picks and they are about the same price as a Gibralter drum key 2 pack. 3 bucks.
Great stick! The rebound off the drum head with the round bead is better than the Blakey sticks, but the Blakeys have better stick articulation on the ride. The R&B is also fatter than the Blakey's. Probably more like a 5a. I can hit harder with them. But there is something about the Blakey...
Good news everyone. I didn’t have to play an E-kit for tonight’s gig. We were opened for a killer jazz fusion outfit, so it was a short set. I kept the kit manageable. Did I mention how much I love having options with a 7 pc kit?
Where were you with this great info before I ruined 2 of my 3 sets of Bopworks Art Blakey sticks?
I kid. It’s all good. I’ll try this with the 2 new pair of Memphis R&B sticks I got 2 weeks ago. So far the tips are still good shape.
When they have the Blakey’s back in stock I’ll make sure to...
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