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Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« on: January 28, 2003, 10:49 PM »
I'm looking for places on the net to buy sticks in bulk for cheap.  I break mine all the time and figured if I could find somehwere who sold them in bricks or soemthing I'd be better off in the long run.  I use either Vater Universal, Promark or Vic Firth 5bs (i like the feel of vic forth but i break them in about 2-3 songs) and zildjian super 5bs.  if anyone knows please let me know.  also any off name brands that are made by the bigger names that can be boguth for cheap?  i saw some on eBay and they said they were made by "the same company who produces expensive sticks" was wondering if he was full of shite or telling the truth.  thanks ahead of time.

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2003, 11:20 PM »
guitar center brand are vater seconds.  i bought a pack of 6 pair for about $14.  other than that, you should be able to buy in bundles of 12 pair or so at any retailer.

then theres the aquarian graphite stick option as well as aheads aluminum.

then of course you may want to investigate why you break so many sticks in the first place.
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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2003, 12:01 AM »
I hear alot of people breaking vic firth 5b's on several different forums. I'm not really a heavy hitter so much but there are times and I dont break mine. All sticks break eventually and I realize that but i've had decent luck with the vic's. As for the original question, this is the best I could find for cheap (i've never used them but if your breaking them constantly it may be an option).

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/sid=030128225644063107135055494721/search/g=perc/detail/base_id/58297

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2003, 12:03 AM »
If you don't mind a little warpage in your sticks, then bulk is your kind of thing.  I personally feel the need to all but make out with my sticks before buying them by rolling them, tapping them, etc.  I have had two experiences with "1st" quality bulk sticks, and for every four pairs, one pair was warped.  Caveat Emptor.  I might just go start a thread about warpage....
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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2003, 12:04 AM »
Musician's Friend has a package deal. 10 pairs of promo sticks for 10 bucks. While certainly not the most flashy sticks in the world (some of mine are not sanded properly and are miscolored) They are certainly worth a dollar a pair. I'd  check it out.

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2003, 01:32 AM »
thanks guys!  i hit hard, all drummers i know break vic firth 5bs really easy too, some dude told me why they break easily but i forgot what he said, but there is a reason.  i found 10 new pair of promark natural hickory 5b's for $34.00 so im happy  ;D

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2003, 07:14 AM »
Ebay !

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2003, 12:12 PM »
Even though one of the first things my first drum instructor ever told me was to not buy sticks without checking them out first, I bought some 5A "LA Specials" (made by Pro-Mark) on Ebay for very little. I expected to get a box of 'bannanas', but I was very happy with them.

I think overall 'stick quality' has improved. I remember years ago, you would sometimes have to go through piles of sticks before finding a decent pair. Luckily, one music store near me had 'open stock' sticks, and you could go through them, most stores just had pairs in plastic bags, and you weren't allowed to open them. Of course, maybe it's just that the music stores I went to were especially crappy!

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2003, 06:20 PM »
I hear alot of people breaking vic firth 5b's on several different forums. I'm not really a heavy hitter so much but there are times and I dont break mine. All sticks break eventually and I realize that but i've had decent luck with the vic's. As for the original question, this is the best I could find for cheap (i've never used them but if your breaking them constantly it may be an option).

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/sid=030128225644063107135055494721/search/g=perc/detail/base_id/58297

What size are those sticks?

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2003, 11:37 AM »
well i got a 20 pack and it'll last me years. but that was from mars and well... it's a shame

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2003, 01:08 PM »

I hear alot of people breaking vic firth 5b's on several different forums. I'm not really a heavy hitter so much but there are times and I dont break mine. All sticks break eventually and I realize that but i've had decent luck with the vic's. As for the original question, this is the best I could find for cheap (i've never used them but if your breaking them constantly it may be an option).

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/sid=030128225644063107135055494721/search/g=perc/detail/base_id/58297
 


What size are those sticks?


I just looked again and I have no idea. Good question. I wouldnt buy them now.

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2003, 01:47 PM »
There's a similar thread in another board about sticks. I've bought a bulk pack of cheap wood sticks, but I'm going to wood alternatives. I myself am using the Easton Ahead 5B drumsticks, which are made from aluminum and have replaceable parts. They're WAY tougher then wood sticks, and replacing the parts is a hell of a lot cheaper then buying new sticks. They're 30 bucks, but they will last a lot more then wooden sticks. Other people (Mister Acrolite comes to mind) use graphite composite sticks. Check the thread called "How Dear do you hold your sticks?" thread, and subsequent links in that thread, as well as my review for Easton Ahead drumsticks, for more information.

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2003, 10:26 PM »
man all u guys are using tree trunks, geeze. have u checked your setup like cymbal angle, drum angle and all that good stuff. i play diecently hard but not really hard, i like to use promark 7a oak (all in nylon tips) for shows and i get some hickory sticks that are 7a but dont have a name just a size, and they come in a 5 gallon bucket. the only thing with these is there is a bunch of warped sticks. they feel like power pros or vic firth, i'm not a fan of vic firth my self but its cool.

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2003, 11:01 PM »
man all u guys are using tree trunks, geeze.

hey now ... 7A's are as large a stick as ill use ... i hand carve necks into timbale sticks for my lighter ones ... dont lump me in with these animals  ;D
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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2003, 01:15 AM »
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Man, all you guys are using tree trunks -- Geeze!

While I do have my fair share of "tree trunks", I use 5A's mostly, thank you very much!  ;)
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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2003, 03:11 AM »
I'd hardly call 5B a tree trunk. I'd say it was middle of the road, if anything.

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2003, 12:38 PM »
I just buy Vater Universals constantly.  I just bought 4 pairs yesterday from Guitar Center.  Plus the night of their grand opening I got 11 pairs for 11 bucks.  Cheap but I use them as back up just in case I break all my Vaters and can't get to GC.  Its good to have as back up.

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2003, 02:41 PM »
I'd hardly call 5B a tree trunk. I'd say it was middle of the road, if anything.
same here.  2b are tree trunks!

and to full collapse, how much are their vater universals a pair?

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2003, 01:45 PM »
thru musicians friend u can get a 10pack brick of zildjian power pro for $35
 
  question..   wat size r the musicians friend promo sticks.. i use 5b

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2003, 04:04 PM »
I'm looking for places on the net to buy sticks in bulk for cheap.  I break mine all the time and figured if I could find somehwere who sold them in bricks or soemthing I'd be better off in the long run.  I use either Vater Universal, Promark or Vic Firth 5bs (i like the feel of vic forth but i break them in about 2-3 songs) and zildjian super 5bs.  if anyone knows please let me know.  also any off name brands that are made by the bigger names that can be boguth for cheap?  i saw some on eBay and they said they were made by "the same company who produces expensive sticks" was wondering if he was full of shite or telling the truth.  thanks ahead of time.

simply go to your local music shop, and ask a worker for a "box" of ur kind of sticks... usually a box is about 12 to 20 pairs of sticks... that's what i always do

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2003, 05:04 PM »
how much does a "box" of stix normally cost

RelientKngOdrums

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2003, 07:22 PM »
of course it depends on the store... but down in Georgia, there's a great place called ATLANTA PRO PERCUSSION where everything is half off list price... and i got 12 pairs for $77... really good deal

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2003, 06:33 AM »
of course it depends on the store... but down in Georgia, there's a great place called ATLANTA PRO PERCUSSION where everything is half off list price... and i got 12 pairs for $77... really good deal

What kind of sticks?  Thats still $6.41 a pair and sounds a tad high, unless they are some special high priced stick.  
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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2003, 09:15 AM »
So I guess I'm the only one using the real tree trunks (2B). I just have big hands. 5B's feel ok but the others generally just feel like little toys. Oh well guess thats why they make so many sizes.

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2003, 02:08 PM »
of course it depends on the store... but down in Georgia, there's a great place called ATLANTA PRO PERCUSSION where everything is half off list price... and i got 12 pairs for $77... really good deal

What kind of sticks?  Thats still $6.41 a pair and sounds a tad high, unless they are some special high priced stick.  

they were dave weckl brand sticks

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2003, 03:25 PM »
Atlanta Pro Percussion is where I bought my set. They are overwhelming to a guy who wants to buy a set and onlywho previously had only 10 or 12 to choose from. They have more like 200 or more. It took me awhile to whittle that down to the 1 I got. A friend of mine went there 2 days before and almost got that same set!! I had no idea he even went there until I found out he has the same brand I have, but in Birch with a 22" kick.
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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2003, 05:45 PM »
they were dave weckl brand sticks

If they are the evolution, I see them all the time for under $18 for a three pair pack and thats before any discount.  Unless they are doing a lot of other extra stuff for you I would check prices before buying more.
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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2003, 06:11 AM »
Reliant,

If you want a better than weckle stick for less money buy direct from Agner:

http://www.agner-sticks.com/story.htm

I play the LA Fusions which are very close to the Weck and I get them for 6 a pair.  I usually buy two dozen at a time.

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2003, 03:51 PM »
look for old vic firths with the old logo. when they changed logos, they started using younger wood, so the new sticks are lighter, and dont last as long. Thats just my observation.

use any kind of bargen brand sticks. They work just as good, just check the grain and make sure they arent extremely warped, and look for the heaviest ones. they normally last the longest.

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2003, 08:24 PM »
What kind of sticks?  Thats still $6.41 a pair and sounds a tad high, unless they are some special high priced stick.  

High? Geez Louis! I buy Pro Mark 747 Nylon tips from my local dealer, (the same guy that sold me my kit and a few thousand dollars of other equipment) he gives me a 25% discount (only the employees get more than that at 30%) and I STILL pay $9 bucks a pair man! Now if any of you know where I can do better (and still get straight sticks) I'd like to know about it! I DO roll my stick before I put them in my bag!
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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2003, 05:58 AM »
that's the thing when you buy a case, you can't roll them, pitch test them, smell them, kiss them, whatever

I only agonized over sticks when I was doing a lot of snare work...for my day to day stuff I don't sweat it anymore-

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2003, 09:03 PM »
Reliant,

If you want a better than weckle stick for less money buy direct from Agner:

http://www.agner-sticks.com/story.htm

I play the LA Fusions which are very close to the Weck and I get them for 6 a pair.  I usually buy two dozen at a time.

better??? it's all preference in sticks for most part... i'll stick with what i'm used to

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2003, 08:23 PM »
I'd go for nylon tipped sticks, they last a lot longer, I got vic firth 7As with nylon tips 3 years ago and they're still the best sticks I've got...and I break them fast...

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2003, 06:36 AM »
I'd go for nylon tipped sticks, they last a lot longer, I got vic firth 7As with nylon tips 3 years ago and they're still the best sticks I've got...and I break them fast...

Man, if three years is fast I must break them really really fast. ;D
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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2003, 07:05 AM »
They are basically the same as a weckle, same color, weight and length/ everything-  usually they are straighter than vic firth sticks.  Since I started playing with these I wouldn't go near a vic firth stick.

Fine, stick with you are used to

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2003, 07:26 AM »
They ARE different:

check it out-
The wecks are
16.25 long x .560 wide

the la fusions are
16.06 long x .551 wide

but not by much-

both are great sticks

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2003, 05:20 PM »
 The musicians friends sticks, for those still wondering, are a little larger (thicker) than my Vic Firth 5a's. (just a little longer also). I got 20 pr. for Xmas this year and I haven't broken one yet. But they are all nylon tipped and I've had the tip pop off about 5 of them. They seem pretty straight, a little unfinished (feel rough) and I really can't complain for around a dollar a pair.

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2003, 06:22 PM »
I've bought a MF ten pack recently, about a month ago. 4 pairs of those are already in the grave. I'm not mourning their loss. After they all break, no more wooden drumsticks for me.

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Re:Where can I buy sticks in bulk?
« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2003, 08:13 PM »
They are basically the same as a weckle, same color, weight and length/ everything-  usually they are straighter than vic firth sticks.  Since I started playing with these I wouldn't go near a vic firth stick.

Fine, stick with you are used to

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