Don't be sensitive, do you use sticks or mallets on bongos?Seriously though why are people reacting to my post this way? If you were being sincere I would happily talk about sticks on bongos. It’s a really interesting topic for bongo players. And that’s a great example of a question where the range of answers would be useful to someone interested in trying it.
This brings up a good point. Like I mentioned before, I use the Vic Firth X5A (1/2" longer 5A basically). I always go to a music store to pick out my sticks. Vic Firth does a nice job with quality control, but I have found that the weight of the sticks varies from one pair to the next. Not with two sticks in a matched pair, but from one matched pair to another. I prefer the lighter weight X5A's. So I bring my current pair into the store and try out different pairs of sticks until I find a pair that are the same weight. It's not a big deal or something I would even notice until I invariably drop a stick and pick up one of the spares. If they are a slightly different weight it feels awkward (unmatched). So I make sure all of my sticks are as close as possible to the same weight. I guess if I really wanted to be precise, I could bring something to weigh them? LOLI recommend buying in person when possible! There's always some QC with them. But! A good pair of them is a good pair.
I'm just curious
Hey JDA, didn't have the VF SD2's but some other similar sticks, see the pics for the weights. As far as the finish, I'd say they're similar with a light varnish/poly whatever it is.Huge difference from maple also Vic Firth SD2's? Are the Agner lighter, finish? what's the differences.
So you sold a cymbal that even the PE Ride stick couldn't contain!Vic Firth PE Rides.
The beefy weight is enough to get some oomph out of the drums, while the smaller, narrower tip keeps cymbals from building up too much.
Many say that "all cymbals sound the same" with these, and that is a valid point. So one just has to choose cymbals that have a greater natural variation in their sound.
Have you seen the "new" Regal 5B wood tip? They've changed the tip...cut off the very end and widened the neck. It's not as "fast" as the "old" (original) model. They're changing specs to cater to the kids and hard-hitters ! I'll be exchanging mine for the nylon tip ( when they can get them made ). If you want , try the newly re-designed Zildjian 5B...very nice tip and a faster taper, similar in feel to the original Regal 5B.Regal 5B wood tip since 1981.
Ditto, but if the band needs a stronger ping, I would move to a similar version with a nylon tip.