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What is the best stick?

FS-PR
16
4%
FS-PR2
26
7%
FS-MM
53
14%
FS-JC
63
16%
SMG
26
7%
SRH
55
14%
SSJ
76
20%
SCM
18
5%
DC-1
5
1%
DC-50
44
12%
 
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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:31 pm



So right now I'm using Vic Firth MS2's. Anyone have any stick suggestions for me to try? I like the length and size of them (17" long and .695" thick I believe) but wouldn't mind trying something a bit thinner and maybe with some different tip shapes. On the other hand, I for some reason cannot play with sticks that have the round bead and not the taper, so sticks with those are a no go.

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Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:34 pm



Our line got Casella's this evening. I'm digging them, a lot.
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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:54 am



MV-13s or MV-7s from vater


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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:21 am



I'm a Vic Firth guy, always will be.
So my favorite would have to be ... Murray Gusseck M-Dawgs, great size, quality, and sound. I recommend you go to your local drum shop and try them out. Our line has been using them for the last 2 years for outdoor and indoor.


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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:18 am



Jeff Queen's, all day everyday. Extremely long, intense taper with a fully rounded head. Not something I'd have my lines use, because they don't create quite full enough a sound, but they're far off. As perfect a stick as I've found, for my liking. If we can get a little more sound out of 'em, I'd never use anything else. A little fragile because of the long taper, though.

For full line use, my students use the Mshfives's (formerly Scott Johnson's). I do love the latest Vater sticks, though, and will be looking into getting a set of them as soon as possible. I do NOT order online, as I want to get the sticks in my hand before buying, so it makes variety a bit difficult, as I'm limited to what my local shops have. A few paychecks from now, I'll be ordering some in through those stores. A pair of several kinds to have and hold... Ralphie Indoors/Jr's, a few Vater sticks, Aungst tenor hybrid's, Hannum's... all kinds that I've had limited use with and loved. Totally reccomend each.

A side note: As far as I know, the Vic Firth Jeff Queen's were discontinued a little over a year ago. Anyone know where to get them? Has another company picked up the stick make? Any similar makes? (and please, people, for decency's sake, don't go buy up a ton of pairs just because you can. People like myself would love nothing more than a pair of these, and it'd be rather criminal to buy them just 'cause)


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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:50 pm



hardimans are officially my new favorite stick. they are perfect:D especially on a darthvader:D


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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:23 pm



I used to be a Vic Firth fan because my school uses Vic, The Thom Hannums or M-Dawgs. Then I started talking lessons with my current instructor and he got me using Vater. The MV-7s and MV-13s are my go to sticks now. I don't normally like a nylon tip, but for some reason I love it on the 13. If you are not the biggest fan of these sticks, then perhaps Vater's FS-2 will be more to your liking.


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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:40 pm



dlinebass5 wrote:....
A side note: As far as I know, the Vic Firth Jeff Queen's were discontinued a little over a year ago. Anyone know where to get them? Has another company picked up the stick make? Any similar makes? (and please, people, for decency's sake, don't go buy up a ton of pairs just because you can. People like myself would love nothing more than a pair of these, and it'd be rather criminal to buy them just 'cause)
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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:37 am



Wow, I really appreciate you letting me know!! There were a few months some time ago in which they were discontinued. I guess it was just a contract dispute, or something. Great to see them back!! Much thanks for the heads up! Let's hope nothing changed, now that they're back in production. I've got a pair from a few years ago for comparison... Again, my thanks.


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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:57 am



Shane Gwaltney sticks, I love them. Nice and heavy
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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:10 pm



DC-50's, great stick :mrgreen:


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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:16 pm



I use the FS-MM's but I like the FS-PR2's for less experienced lines since the stick is a little beefier and helps produce a bigger sound.
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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:27 am



What sticks would be better, casselas, m dawgs, or rennicks


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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:35 am



I've been using DC50s and have been loving them. Previously, my favorite stick was the Vic Firth SSJ now named the MS5


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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:39 pm



ralph hardimons for snare. Mike stevens TS7's for quads.
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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:56 pm



pablodurando wrote:What sticks would be better, casselas, m dawgs, or rennicks
havent tried mdawgs, ive used my friends casselas and theyre great but i like my rennick 2s the most. im on my third pair. i would say rennicks. but ive heard nothing but good things about the other 2 so i guess you should just try all 3.
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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:43 pm



pablodurando wrote:What sticks would be better, casselas, m dawgs, or rennicks
depends on how you drum man
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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:55 am



Ended up choosing the M-dawgs, and I LOVE them.


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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:42 pm



so mike jackson has a new stick through Vic

anyone try it yet?
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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:54 pm



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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:10 am



Not easy just to pick one. Phantom Regiment used the PR 2`s and are very nice. Cavaliers used the McIntosh and Bluecoats used JC`s so I could use any of those models and have no complaints. They are all Innovative so in defense of Vic I would say Ralph Hardimons are a good general marching stick to play with also. The Pro Mark DC 50`s are OK but I would prefer any of the previous to them.
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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:24 pm



swissflamdrag wrote:so mike jackson has a new stick through Vic

anyone try it yet?
I like them, a lot. They feel really nice. I'd highly recommended them.


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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:06 pm



Ya know, the more sticks I get, the more I think that its not about the brand or model of stick, rather its about the quality of each individual pair. I can never seem to get good pairs consistently from any company, but when I do I'm always like "THESE ARE THE BEST EVER."


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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:48 pm



Bassnare wrote:Ya know, the more sticks I get, the more I think that its not about the brand or model of stick, rather its about the quality of each individual pair. I can never seem to get good pairs consistently from any company, but when I do I'm always like "THESE ARE THE BEST EVER."
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Re: The Official "What's the Best Stick" Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:13 pm



Jim Casellas are tight.
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