Recommendation For Replacement Sticks

Joe A

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Thanks, I just received.... cool color... they only weight 47 grams...they feel nice...big barrel tip which I like because it bounces off the heads really nicely.
I am sending out the Regals tomorrow... What I really like about Regal is the tacky lacquer finish that they use. Also very well balanced
I'm really sorry I didn't send the tracking number! It was a busy few days. Glad you got 'em.

Yes, I was surprised by the color, actually somewhat tasteful. The website makes them look neon.

I was always a fan of the lacquer!
 

Johnny K

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I don't know the Gadd sticks. Never got a chance to try any, but I recently latched onto Vater Matrix sticks.
Barrel tipped and 16 1/8" long. .57" diameter.
Nice, agile stick that gives the cymbals a bit of a woody ping and won't over power lighter cymbals.


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I'll throw in, what the heck...Bopworks Art Blakey 8D. Just did a gig where I had to keep the dynamics a bit low. They were perfect. I bought them on a lark because i love Art Blakey. But they turned out to be a great pair of sticks. The almost porno-graphic arrow tip gives great stick articulation on dry cymbals and rebound effortlessly off high tuned heads. I normally use VF Jack DeJohnette or VF Buddy Rich, but sometime, they're just too loud.
 

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I switched to Vic Firth and I’m on the same pair of sticks after 4 months. Incredible feel and durability.
 

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Vic Firth SD4 is 15 7/8" and a great barrel tip stick I used for 20 years.

After a car accident that messed up my R. wrist (leading to surgery) and ongoing grip/pain issues, I can't play with that stick further. I moved up to an SD2 Bolero - a fatter stick - but only 15 3/4". But I miss the SD4 - I can't imagine 1/8" of an inch will be a deal breaker, though.....

 

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I always recommend Pro-Mark sticks. For me they are the sturdiest and have the best feel. Of course that's just my opinion. Stick choice is as personal as underwear choice, as my drum teacher used to say. But that's for another thread. eh.

I would see if you can find these Pro-Mark 717s at a store and try them out. They are almost the exact same specs as the Gadd Sticks, just a quarter inch longer.
 

Elvis

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I have a pair of Pro Mark Select Hickory Rebound Balance .565" sticks.
They're not bad and they make (most) cymbals sound fantastic!
 


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