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    Drum sticks for vDrums

    Plastic heads? Wood?

    What's my best bet? Mostly it'll be me, learning to play on them, but if I have a drummer over with a few beers in him, I'd like to minimize the, uh, impact to my shiny new drum heads.

    I know they'll get beat up eventually, but is there one type that's generally easier on the head than another?

    I just realized that I have like 9 boxes of vDrum shit sitting in my living room, and when I get back from the trip I'm on and set them up, I'll be paying them with cooking spoons unless I pick some sticks up.

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    Use whatever is most comfortable to you.

    There's no right or wrong stick type to use on these things. My friend had a TD-10 kit for years using Pro-Mark 727's, which he'd also use on his real kit. Never had an issue. I think using tree-trunk marching corps sticks might be hazardous to the pads, but that's overkill Nylon tip vs wood tip isn't an issue, as the wood is usually super-smooth anyway. Except maybe the "Raw" pro-marks, which are unfinished and rough as sandpaper.

    If you're worried about someone hitting them kinda hard, keep a pair of 7a's or 727's laying around for other people to use, as they're really light sticks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanbabs View Post

    I'd also say whatever is most comfortable to you, I would advise not to get the metal Ahead sticks, they're heavy as shit and suck. They're good to have for drummers that break a lot of sticks as a last resort at shows. I personally like Vic Firth 5A's and Really like Pro Mark's oak 5AW sticks...they're think, but still have a little weight in the right places since they're oak.

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    just get a nice selection of 7a, 5a, and 5b. those pretty much cover all the bases of what drummers like.

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    I don't know about vDrums, but my drummer's Yamaha kit needs a good pounding () to get maximum intensity MIDI hits. He's using some fatass 2B sticks right now to minimize how hard he has to swing, but they're uncomfortably big in his hands compared to what he's used to.
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    Also, since you said your drums have heads, not just these plastic pad things... it's really not about the stick... more about the guy wielding it. Needs to have loose hands or he'll dent drum heads, regardless of how small the stick is.

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