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The magic 3A stick!

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I really like the 3A, but my go to is the Power 5A or Xtreme 5A. They're 1/2" longer and slightly narrower than the 3A so they're about the same weight. I like the extra reach, but the only problem is they don't fit inside the rim if I set them on my 16" floor tom.
 

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The Regal Tip 3A nylon has been my favorite for years. About 4 years ago I stopped at the Calato factory to buy some and was told they were discontinued! I asked why they didn't put out a press release or some kind of notice so fans of that model could get a final shot at them, so I went home to my computer and bought up all I could find...even some from the 60's. I heard they were Willie Nelson's drummer's favorite. It's basically the JC model ( 16 in. x .550 with a 3 in. taper) minus 1/2 inch...a nice fast stick that's easy to control. I still gig 8-12 times a month with it, but in rotation with a few other models, including a Promark 3A oak from the 70's that is almost identical.
 


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