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02-19-2003, 07:08 PM
Which does everyone out there prefer out of these two? Pro-Mark or Vic Firth Sticks?

02-19-2003, 07:45 PM
Neither. Why are you limiting yourself to those two brands?

02-19-2003, 08:12 PM
I'm not really limiting to those two brands, i was just thinking about those two. What sticks do you use?

02-19-2003, 08:18 PM
Try some Regal tips, they feel kind of like pro-mark, but for me, they last longer.

Bloody_ Sabbath
02-19-2003, 08:21 PM
depends on what type of sound you prefer I use Lars Ulrich Ahead expensive sticks. U may not like nylon tipped sticks because they have a different sound then wood (obviously). If you like the nylon sound i would go with Ahead because they are also durable which is a bonus but if u like the wood sound it doesn't really matter what brand of stick you use they virtually sound the same, until you switching the sizes then it makes a difference. Try all types of sticks and see what suits you most. In my opinion i think pro-mark and vic firth both suck there just a hyped up stick company that mass produces ****** sticks but that's just my opinion:D

Enjoy looking for your sticks

02-19-2003, 08:23 PM
well. Pro Mark used to last me the longest, but theyve been breaking more lately. Nylon tipped always break on me, no matter what brand, and when I used Aheads for a few months, they broke a bunch of heads and even a cymbal. So I stopped using Aheads after that.

02-19-2003, 08:37 PM
the most consistent wood sticks i have ever used are Vaters. Zildjinas break alot and the nylon tips fly off constantly. Pro Marks are inconsistent along with Regal tip.

Bloody_ Sabbath
02-19-2003, 08:38 PM
Head hunters lasted me for a bit but then i found the tips on my other sticks fell off a lot so there inconsisten as well I LOVE VATERS for wood sticks :D nice choice Slip

02-19-2003, 09:56 PM
Promark oak wood-tipped for me.


02-20-2003, 01:37 AM
I use Tama stick (0216B), they are a bit heavy, it's the most solid sticks I have ever found.

02-20-2003, 06:02 PM
i use vic firth 7a wood tip drumstick their light and are jst amazing.

02-21-2003, 06:17 AM
I use Ahead 5b


02-21-2003, 01:17 PM
I really like the laminated birch material of the Mike Mangini signature model. They last a long time and absorb shock quite well. I'd like to see them try it out on 2B, 5B and other sizes.

02-22-2003, 06:19 AM
I've used them all over the years. The last 4-5 years I've been using Pro Mark's Bobby Rock sig model exclusively. Its by far the most durable stick I've EVER used (including Eastons). I also love using a real big stick, and at 17.5" long its about the longest on the market. Its not for the weak of wrist though. If they're too big for your normal playing they make great practice sticks.

02-22-2003, 07:36 PM
i use pro mark naturals...i really like the way they feel

Mark P
02-23-2003, 04:00 PM
My favorite sticks are Ayotte, Vater, and Vic Firth.
Have not tried too many other brands......I find these 3 companies make sticks with good weight and durability.

03-13-2003, 11:12 AM
I use Vater's 8A Sugar Maple. It's nice to use a bigger stick without the heavier weight of a hickory stick. I'm impressed by their durability as well. Vater rules...

Smoke N Drums
03-13-2003, 02:06 PM
Vater Concerts in Maple

Vic Firth SD9s also in Maple

03-13-2003, 03:22 PM
Ahead's for me. Tried so many others, just like the feel I get w/these.

03-14-2003, 11:51 AM
pro mark for me. I like the pro mark japan oak the best. I have several sizes for different situations and playing conditions.

03-15-2003, 06:45 AM
Agner (http://www.agner-sticks.com) (Swiss) Concert Sticks with the logo of my drum school drumdepartment (http://www.drumdepartment.de) for me.

03-15-2003, 10:39 AM
I have used alot of different brands of sticks,sometimes you get lucky and a pair will last a long time.One time I bought a pair of Vater oak 2b's and one broke in a week.Another pair of vaters 5b's in hickory lasted forever.I think vic firth,zildjian,pro-mark,regal tip all are about the same.I don't like maple or synthetics, I prefer either hickory or oak with a nylon tip.Right now I'm liking pro-marks Mike Portnoy,Zildjians 7a, and an old pair of Rimshot 2b's that are lasting a long time.Wood is inconsistent, but nothing else feels right.