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StillKicken





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No. 5 Posted on Feb 23, 2013 6:31 PM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
I never really liked some single headed drums that I played many years ago. I think a double headed drum sound more musical.

I always thought the smaller the stick the faster I could play and you donít have to work as hard. LOL!! So I used the small Jazz style stick for years. While playing in big dance halls un-micíed I started using the new Regal Tip sticks for better cymbal projection. Back in those days while playing, little pieces of plastic was flying all over the stage. So I changed brands, I believe all brands good now days.

So who needs speed when you are just playing standard songs? I started experimenting and found out that when using larger sticks and playing with finesse I could get a nicer musical tone from the toms. The weight of the stick actually helps to activate the drum heads with a light touch.

Drum Stick size really varies for me. Four sizes from thin Jazz style to just a little smaller than a 5A size stick and I prefer round wood tips, they seem to respond better from all angles of the stick. I tune my sticks to the room and crowd size. LOL!! By using a Russ Miller Grove Wedge (See web site below); depending on the cross stick sound, I will use the size stick that sounds the best.

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/drums/accessories/wedges/rmgw_groove-wedge/?mode=model

I never liked the sound of cross stick on rims, the Grove Wedge has a nice woody tone, and I recommend it. The sound cuts through the band very well.

sherm


StillKicken edited on Feb 23, 2013 6:34 PM

K.I.S.S. = Keep It Simple System

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