The Most Rare Signature Drumsticks Of All Time?

KingLudwig

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I have a pair of concert used Premier Carl Palmer sticks. It was his first tour with ASIA. Carl had his Premier Stainless steel kit, Premier timpanis and of course the 2 Paiste gongs!
 

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Actually, I might be the winner:
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I have a pair of Gretsch Mel Lewis 7D sticks ( see picture ) . I occasionally use the BopWorks Mel Lewis signature stick and it is different than the Gretsch model . The BopWorks ML stick has a smaller tip and longer taper and are lighter .
 

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His Zildjian stick was a direct copy of his Gretsch Tony Williams sticks (made by Capella). It was a Capella 2B.

Tony handed me the pair of Gretsch TW sticks he used at the 1990 MD Festival and we used those to develop the tooling for his Zildjian Tony Williams sticks. He said something to the effect, "If you can copy these, I'll play your sticks." I sent Tony prototypes for approval in November or December of 1990, and he approved the first version. He was the first signature drumstick artist I signed, and we introduced his stick at NAMM in January 1991.

I don't know what happened to his Gretsch sticks. For all I know, someone at the stick factory in Alabama tossed them. Wish I'd held on to them...
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Here is a pair of Slingerland 2b's. Same as the Gretsch ones. Man do I miss the Zildjian Tony William's sticks. They were great!
 

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Ive tried a few different signature sticks over the years (Peter Erskine, Keith Carlock, David Garibaldi, Steve Smith, to name a few). My favorites that I have settled on and use consistently:

1) The Regal Tip Bob Gatzen Signature Sticks (later to become the Billy Martin sig stick)
2) Vic Firth Steve Gadd Signature Sticks - yes, the black paint will wear off, but these sticks last me a long time, and they are just perfectly balanced.
3) Vic Firth Peter Erskine Big Band Sticks - my favorite of his 3 signature series sticks (and also the hardest to find around here).
 

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His Zildjian stick was a direct copy of his Gretsch Tony Williams sticks (made by Capella). It was a Capella 2B.

Tony handed me the pair of Gretsch TW sticks he used at the 1990 MD Festival and we used those to develop the tooling for his Zildjian Tony Williams sticks. He said something to the effect, "If you can copy these, I'll play your sticks." I sent Tony prototypes for approval in November or December of 1990, and he approved the first version. He was the first signature drumstick artist I signed, and we introduced his stick at NAMM in January 1991.

I don't know what happened to his Gretsch sticks. For all I know, someone at the stick factory in Alabama tossed them. Wish I'd held on to them...

Here are some Slingerland 2b’s made by Cappella in line with the Zildjian version. Both have their strengths and weaknesses but are great sticks!

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Added Paul Mazurkiewicz of Cannibal Corpse to the collection. These have been played!
 

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His Zildjian stick was a direct copy of his Gretsch Tony Williams sticks (made by Capella). It was a Capella 2B.

Tony handed me the pair of Gretsch TW sticks he used at the 1990 MD Festival and we used those to develop the tooling for his Zildjian Tony Williams sticks. He said something to the effect, "If you can copy these, I'll play your sticks." I sent Tony prototypes for approval in November or December of 1990, and he approved the first version. He was the first signature drumstick artist I signed, and we introduced his stick at NAMM in January 1991.

I don't know what happened to his Gretsch sticks. For all I know, someone at the stick factory in Alabama tossed them. Wish I'd held on to them...
 


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