They sure do! But, I remember back in the 1990s when the finish was beautiful, like a translucent walnut. The same with the Weckls and the DeJohnettes, Buddy Rich, and so on—just a beautiful crimson and bone white finish that really showed the grain and inspired me to play well. A little after they started leaving the tips blank is about when it all changed to the garish paint-like lacquer; maybe 2000. I miss it!5B-2B and in between.
Vic Firth Rod Morgenstiens, Harvey Mason model, real dark wood with a real small round tip, not sure that model is made anymore...
Anyone remember the Duraline brand? Sticks were white kevlar or fiberglass? The had heads as well same materials. I managed to break both as a teen.
When I heard about the Dave Weckl sticks, the "signature stick" was something I'd never heard of before. Thinking it may be a fad, I bought two (pairs).
I located a gently used pair in a local Facebook group of mine, too. Excited to see them again!When I heard about the Dave Weckl sticks, the "signature stick" was something I'd never heard of before. Thinking it may be a fad, I bought two (pairs).
Used one and learned how fragile Maple sticks are.
The other pair, I kept for posterity. I still have them in their original sleeve.
Looks just like those seen in the ad Joe A posted.
Promark 747's. Used 'em since 1974.