Gold Supporting Member
- Jun 9, 2012
- Reaction score
- Santa Cruz, California
I prefer to think of it as "product testing"
Favorite brushes - Vic Firth Russ Miller model (one stiff brush for cymbal work and a thinner gauge one for drum sweeps.)
Favorite Rute - Steve Smith Tala Wand, which unfortunately has been discontinued which I think is due to his having moved on to a different endorsement deal. It's a shame 'cause those were great.
I remember getting a brand new pair of Steve Smith Tala Wand sticks. I don't hit hard. I was using them just after getting them and one of them disintegrated in my hand after just a few hits. I couldn't return them, so I never bought another pair. I liked the design though.
I use a brand of "bundle" sticks made by the company AMR. (I believe it's one guy in his garage?) Great sticks at 25% of the cost of a pair of Hot Rods, and they last longer.