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- Aug 15, 2005
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Also the Carter McClean Promark stick looks interesting but I cant seem to find them for sale.
Beat me to it , Billy Ward also used a stick with a bulge in it .I liked the Danny Carey signature sticks back when he was with Vater.
They were a little longer (16.5"?) and had a unique bulge at the grip/balance-point that allowed for a very relaxed grip without the sticks working their way out of your hands.
Regular sticks want to do just that, for me, but it's likely a combination of poor technique and the fact that I use longer sticks since I have a fairly short reach and a fairly big kit.
I have yet to try his Vic Firth signatures where there is a groove carved into the stick instead of a bulge outward. I may give them a try someday but I always hated to get too attached to any signature sticks since they are likely to change and are sometimes harder to get then run-of-the-mill sticks.
So for me, I wish they would make a 16.5"-16.75" 5B with a "Danny Carey bulge" and a nylon tip.
I too enjoyed the Rich sticks before they went out of business.I had rich sticks make me the perfect stick, before they went out of business. It's a slightly thicker Peter Erskine Ride Stick with a Regal Tip style lacquer. Now if only Vic Firth would do a lacquer Erskine stick, or Regal Tip would make a long taper stick with an elongated acorn tip I'd be all set.
au contraire mon frere! thank you will check that outMade in Austria though so not a big help to you...