I use 5A but diameter of brands isn't consistent. A 5A ain't a 5A ain't a 5A.
Very true. Brand to brand will demonstrate that consistency is never a standard. If that's a big thing you want to have, then staying with one brand is the path you must take.I use 5A but diameter of brands isn't consistent. A 5A ain't a 5A ain't a 5A.
I use VF SD1 Boleros. Beefy handle, very late and sudden taper, with a small round tip. It's the goldilocks stick- solid and weighty enough for rimshots and anything you'd want to play on a drum, but with a tip that gives you all the control and bounce you could ever want off a cymbal. It always astounds me that people can, and actually choose, to paly drums with any other sticks.
Typical Maple stick syndrome.man, how do those not just shred?
i don't hit the drums that hard for a metal guy - my 3A's will last me about a year or so; have never broken a head while playing etc.... but the tips of those Boleros would be toast after 3 songs!!