Unknown sticks came with my Teardrop

Germandrummer

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Two pairs of sticks came with my teardrops and the are quite good. I would like to know if there are modern equivalences for these.

Pair 1 has nylon tips, a brand "Star C" and "Japan" printed on. 14mm diameter but a bit lighter than

pair 2 "made in western Germany" (maybe Sonor), 13mm diameter and some weight (beech or oak?).

I would like to get some like these new.


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Maybe Star is the old Tama brand and C is the model.
There were other companies that had letters describing the model of the stick, for example Keith Moon used Premier C sticks (among various other brands that were locally available during their tours)
 

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Great sticks for very affordable prices.
He made me very thin sticks, JB505 (13mm) and shipped them to Germany.
Highly recommended!
 

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And yes, this Star stick is an old Tama stick before they became Tama.
From the grain they look like oak sticks, probably made by the same Japanese company who made the early Pro Mark oak sticks.
I guess they're from the early seventies.
As for the German stick they look like a laminated stick (Sperrholz), so it was probably a stick intended for classical snare drum.
They are usually a bit heavier.
Rohema makes sticks like that in Germany:
 

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The "made in Germany"-sticks are identified!

My wife recognized some vague mallet signs on them which led to further investigation. Impossible for me to get it properly photographed, but there is "Sonor" and "James Sargent" printed on them. Seems appropriate to me as Mr. Sargent was also mentioned on the 1969 drummer meeting in the Sonor brochure.

I wil measure them and try to get some sticks which come as close as possible to them. Best sticks I have played so far!


Edit: 400mm length, 12mm diameter and probably oak made. Any ideas where to find sticks like these?

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