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- Jun 28, 2019
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What I came to realize over time is that stick shock is mostly down to your overall volume floor and grip.The extra weight helps pull more out of the drums, but the feeling is still that of maple from a shock standpoint. It's kind of the best of both worlds to me.
That absolutely makes sense. I used the light-end of the spectrum for a while because I could "dig in" and the volume wouldn't rise too high (and I needed to dig in to get rebound and ideas out). But as I have been continuing to work on my technique and control, I am finding that denser sticks indeed give you more possibilities. Back to exact weights: the SD4s I used for a while were around 38-39g per stick. The ones I use now are 45g per stick.Anyway, the point is that I found sticks with denser mass respond better to dynamic intent, both in feedback (not shock) and outcome. I can go from MP to F, and points in between, with less thought or effort. Whereas with maple, most of them anyway, I tended to dig into it and muscle volume from the set, creating tension and disturbing flow. It feels like there's more of a 1 to 1 effort to outcome ratio with a denser wood. If that makes any sense.
That's the good thing with these MJC4. The neck is not thin but it's a little extended so that, it feels, like there is (and there is) a long "flat" spot where you can, with just a slight angle activate a flat side stick on the cymbal. It's in this stick but it also has all the beef you need to play every dynamic. There's nothing that seems un-normal but there is an extended runway that allows flat sticking a cymbal with ease like no other. there's no weakness or having to compensate, it otherwise is a normal stick. The 16 3/8" you don't feel- in the right hand. In the left hand you have to watch and adjust choke up just a little but the length is invisible in the right hand- in the left butt end out matched- or butt end out Trad in the left-- you notice length but I think that quickly can be compensated for. QuicklyI don't like extreme, or long, tapers as it feels like you need to do more initial work to get the stick going (throw the stick). With shorter tapers, the stick does more of the work. If I am comping using traditional grip, it's more of a drop than a true stroke for me. That doesn't work well when using a stick with a long, thin neck
they won't stop playing 5, 7, 9, 11 and borderline 13..phrases .in 4/4 (12/eight...Do they play quintuplets?