How To Make Your Sticks Last Longer And Feel Better – Four Aspects To Stick Selection



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  1. [..YouTube..] Nice tips dude! Also, REN & STIMPY FTW!

  2. [..YouTube..] Great video, this is some info most drummers don’t think about, and rarely gets talked about!

  3. LukeSnyderMusic says:

    Great video, this is some info most drummers don’t think about, and rarely
    gets talked about!

  4. [..YouTube..] @LukeSnyderMusic Thanks man! That’s why I decided to make it 😀

  5. aaronedgardrum says:

    @LukeSnyderMusic Thanks man! That’s why I decided to make it 😀

  6. [..YouTube..] @Rockband2stream Thanks bro! And HEEEELLL yeah, I saw this shirt at Winners of all places last week. There was no way that was staying in the store.

  7. nanirio says:

    [..YouTube..] I’ve never thought of doing this, cheers Aaron! I did feel the weight difference many times within the same size and brand of sticks, and it’s annoying when working on the pad. Gonna check this today!

  8. Anais Chareyre says:

    I’ve never thought of doing this, cheers Aaron! I did feel the weight
    difference many times within the same size and brand of sticks, and it’s
    annoying when working on the pad. Gonna check this today!

  9. stover81291 says:

    [..YouTube..] I do the same thing! 😀 One heavy solid pair in my room for practice on a pad, few nice pairs on my table behind my kit for practice by myself and all the rest crammed in my stick bag for jammin with my buds. Awesome vid Aaron!!!

  10. stover81291 says:

    I do the same thing! 😀 One heavy solid pair in my room for practice on a
    pad, few nice pairs on my table behind my kit for practice by myself and
    all the rest crammed in my stick bag for jammin with my buds. Awesome vid
    Aaron!!!

  11. [..YouTube..] My friend, great info as usual. Just a curiosity, with what prog do you edit your vids?
    cheers

  12. Hugo Ribeiro says:

    My friend, great info as usual. Just a curiosity, with what prog do you
    edit your vids? cheers

  13. thejamman555 says:

    [..YouTube..] @HugoRibeiroDotCom Pretty sure he uses final cut pro x i believe

  14. thejamman555 says:

    [..YouTube..] Pretty sure he uses final cut pro x i believe

  15. Ryan Halsey says:

    @HugoRibeiroDotCom Pretty sure he uses final cut pro x i believe

  16. [..YouTube..] @nanirio Totally man! You’ll be a happier guy using these tips for sure, especially at the pad 😀

  17. [..YouTube..] Totally man! You’ll be a happier guy using these tips for sure, especially at the pad 😀

  18. [..YouTube..] @stover81291 That’s awesome man! I’m glad I’m not the only one 😀

  19. [..YouTube..] That’s awesome man! I’m glad I’m not the only one 😀

  20. aaronedgardrum says:

    @stover81291 That’s awesome man! I’m glad I’m not the only one 😀

  21. [..YouTube..] @HugoRibeiroDotCom Thanks bro and thejamman555 is right, Final Cut Pro X

  22. [..YouTube..] Thanks bro and thejamman555 is right, Final Cut Pro X

  23. [..YouTube..] @thejamman555 You got it!

  24. [..YouTube..] You got it!

  25. aaronedgardrum says:

    @thejamman555 You got it!

  26. [..YouTube..] vater are good. but i simply got a big pack of no company sticks so meh if they brake it wont matter.
    good info.

  27. TheHopelessDrummer says:

    vater are good. but i simply got a big pack of no company sticks so meh if
    they brake it wont matter. good info.

  28. [..YouTube..] @TheHopelessDrummer Ya man, I know a lot of guys that do that!

    …however, if you pick them according to at least the weight, flex and straightness I talked about in this video, they’ll generally last a little longer 🙂

  29. [..YouTube..] Ya man, I know a lot of guys that do that!

    …however, if you pick them according to at least the weight, flex and straightness I talked about in this video, they’ll generally last a little longer 🙂

  30. aaronedgardrum says:

    @TheHopelessDrummer Ya man, I know a lot of guys that do that! …however,
    if you pick them according to at least the weight, flex and straightness I
    talked about in this video, they’ll generally last a little longer 🙂

  31. [..YouTube..] WOW NEVER KNEW THAT LOL THANX

  32. theskateboardt619 says:

    WOW NEVER KNEW THAT LOL THANX

  33. jamy313 says:

    [..YouTube..] apparently you shouldn’t check how warped they are on glass because its not made perfectly flat

  34. jamy313 says:

    [..YouTube..] apparently you shouldn’t check how warped they are on glass because its not made perfectly flat

  35. [..YouTube..] @theskateboardt619 No prob!

  36. [..YouTube..] No prob!

  37. aaronedgardrum says:

    @theskateboardt619 No prob!

  38. [..YouTube..] @jamy313 Good call! I don’t have problems with my table I was doing it on (at least enough that it would affect anything) but that’s an awesome tip, I didn’t know!

  39. [..YouTube..] Good call! I don’t have problems with my table I was doing it on (at least enough that it would affect anything) but that’s an awesome tip, I didn’t know!

  40. mattmdrums says:

    [..YouTube..] Hey man just saw this video.. now you said roll them so if the tip moves weird does that mean.. there bad could you explain it abit more thanks mate

  41. matthew mallardi says:

    Hey man just saw this video.. now you said roll them so if the tip moves
    weird does that mean.. there bad could you explain it abit more thanks mate

  42. [..YouTube..] @mattmdrums Absolutely, if you roll your sticks on a flat surface and the stick happens to be warped, the tip will move in circles (You’ll know exactly what I’m talking about when you see it). If it’s not warped, the tip will stay still as it rolls.

  43. [..YouTube..] Absolutely, if you roll your sticks on a flat surface and the stick happens to be warped, the tip will move in circles (You’ll know exactly what I’m talking about when you see it). If it’s not warped, the tip will stay still as it rolls.

  44. janken919 says:

    [..YouTube..] Thanks for the tips, I use Vic Firth ROCK myself.

  45. janken919 says:

    Thanks for the tips, I use Vic Firth ROCK myself.

  46. [..YouTube..] @janken919 no prob! and that’s a good stick!

  47. [..YouTube..] no prob! and that’s a good stick!

  48. aaronedgardrum says:

    @janken919 no prob! and that’s a good stick!

  49. mattmdrums says:

    [..YouTube..] @aaronedgardrum thanks man really i appreciate that i will def check that out that would explain somtimes the sticks feel great and other times they are abit differnt thanks for this video man !!

  50. mattmdrums says:

    [..YouTube..] thanks man really i appreciate that i will def check that out that would explain somtimes the sticks feel great and other times they are abit differnt thanks for this video man !!

  51. mattmdrums says:

    [..YouTube..] thanks man really i appreciate that i will def check that out that would explain somtimes the sticks feel great and other times they are abit differnt thanks for this video man !!

  52. matthew mallardi says:

    @aaronedgardrum thanks man really i appreciate that i will def check that
    out that would explain somtimes the sticks feel great and other times they
    are abit differnt thanks for this video man !!

  53. [..YouTube..] @mattmdrums Awesome! 🙂 It’ll definitely help you get longer life and better feeling sticks!

  54. [..YouTube..] Awesome! 🙂 It’ll definitely help you get longer life and better feeling sticks!

  55. c0d3x001 says:

    [..YouTube..] funny that there’S like 70% virgil donati vids in the realted section… you actually kinda remind me of him 😀

  56. c0d3x001 says:

    funny that there’S like 70% virgil donati vids in the realted section…
    you actually kinda remind me of him 😀

  57. [..YouTube..] Awesome video! It sounds so dope when played as it’s own groove.. Kinda sounds like Gavin Harrison in the beginning of Slippin’ Away!

  58. Matt Trujillo says:

    Awesome video! It sounds so dope when played as it’s own groove.. Kinda
    sounds like Gavin Harrison in the beginning of Slippin’ Away!

  59. [..YouTube..] @mattlikesdrumming Are yo commenting on the right video here, I kinda didn’t play anything in here 😛

  60. [..YouTube..] Are yo commenting on the right video here, I kinda didn’t play anything in here 😛

  61. aaronedgardrum says:

    @mattlikesdrumming Are yo commenting on the right video here, I kinda
    didn’t play anything in here 😛

  62. [..YouTube..] @c0d3x001 lmao, thanks! I love Virgil 😀 It’s probably because my sticks are the Virgil’s Assault Wood Tip, so I tagged that in the video description

  63. [..YouTube..] lmao, thanks! I love Virgil 😀 It’s probably because my sticks are the Virgil’s Assault Wood Tip, so I tagged that in the video description

  64. [..YouTube..] @aaronedgardrum alright I’m an idiot.. this was intended to be on the quintuplet groove vid -_______- hahahaha

  65. [..YouTube..] alright I’m an idiot.. this was intended to be on the quintuplet groove vid -_______- hahahaha

  66. Matt Trujillo says:

    @aaronedgardrum alright I’m an idiot.. this was intended to be on the
    quintuplet groove vid -_______- hahahaha

  67. [..YouTube..] @mattlikesdrumming lmao! 😛

  68. [..YouTube..] lmao! 😛

  69. TheKylesauce says:

    [..YouTube..] Through a fisheye leeeeens

  70. TheKylesauce says:

    Through a fisheye leeeeens

  71. TheSaneMe says:

    [..YouTube..] OH, i would like to see you talk some Flam tap or Swiss Triplet after saw your workout XP

  72. TheSaneMe says:

    OH, i would like to see you talk some Flam tap or Swiss Triplet after saw your workout XP

  73. [..YouTube..] Oooh, that’s a really good call! I’m going to put that on my to-do list 🙂

  74. aaronedgardrum says:

    Oooh, that’s a really good call! I’m going to put that on my to-do list 🙂

  75. [..YouTube..] Please tell me you’re quoting “Quest For Ratings” 😛

  76. aaronedgardrum says:

    Please tell me you’re quoting “Quest For Ratings” 😛

  77. [..YouTube..] How would you say these sticks in the video compare to Dave Weckl’s? I’ve found that Dave Weckl’s were practically made for me, but the tips of the sticks just get obliterated too fast, so I’m trying to find something else that works for me

  78. bindingflame1 says:

    How would you say these sticks in the video compare to Dave Weckl’s? I’ve found that Dave Weckl’s were practically made for me, but the tips of the sticks just get obliterated too fast, so I’m trying to find something else that works for me

  79. [..YouTube..] Well they’re drastically different than the Weckl stick, and if that’s feeling close to perfect, this wouldn’t be an appropriate jump. I’d suggest the Gadd signature which is very similar. Or you could try the alternate tip, Weckl comes in wood or nylon tip!

  80. aaronedgardrum says:

    Well they’re drastically different than the Weckl stick, and if that’s feeling close to perfect, this wouldn’t be an appropriate jump. I’d suggest the Gadd signature which is very similar. Or you could try the alternate tip, Weckl comes in wood or nylon tip!

  81. [..YouTube..] I enjoy Vic firth rock sticks and promark Neil Peart signature sticks. The vics are a bit too beefy, and the pearts are too light( i broke one in less than a week). i prefer the feel of white oak in my hands and i like the ride sound better from the pearts. What is something that lies in between these two pairs?

  82. DragonHeart9610 says:

    I enjoy Vic firth rock sticks and promark Neil Peart signature sticks. The vics are a bit too beefy, and the pearts are too light( i broke one in less than a week). i prefer the feel of white oak in my hands and i like the ride sound better from the pearts. What is something that lies in between these two pairs?

  83. [..YouTube..] Honestly I’m not familiar with either of those sticks. Sorry dude! Your best bet would be to go to each website and write down the specs of both sticks, decide what you like from each and kinda blend them to guess out what your perfect specs would be in a stick. Then go to all the other company’s websites as well and try to find something that’s close! 🙂

  84. aaronedgardrum says:

    Honestly I’m not familiar with either of those sticks. Sorry dude! Your best bet would be to go to each website and write down the specs of both sticks, decide what you like from each and kinda blend them to guess out what your perfect specs would be in a stick. Then go to all the other company’s websites as well and try to find something that’s close! 🙂

  85. iarespoon says:

    [..YouTube..] Amazing specs on the stecks

  86. iarespoon says:

    Amazing specs on the stecks

  87. [..YouTube..] Totally! 😀

  88. aaronedgardrum says:

    Totally! 😀

  89. iarespoon says:

    [..YouTube..] Then we’re in agreement, good sir!

  90. iarespoon says:

    Then we’re in agreement, good sir!

  91. [..YouTube..] lmao 😀

  92. aaronedgardrum says:

    lmao 😀

  93. JimCDooley says:

    [..YouTube..] Another thing i would add to this is to look for runout. This is when the wood grain does not run straight throughout the whole stick. If you see a significant angle near the tip, your stick wont last long. This is more common with cheaper sticks.

  94. JimCDooley says:

    Another thing i would add to this is to look for runout. This is when the wood grain does not run straight throughout the whole stick. If you see a significant angle near the tip, your stick wont last long. This is more common with cheaper sticks.

  95. [..YouTube..] That’s a great point man! I never really though about that. Awesome!

  96. aaronedgardrum says:

    That’s a great point man! I never really though about that. Awesome!

  97. hginct says:

    [..YouTube..] do you ever notice if sticks tend to warp overtime. on two occasions I’ve found that my sticks are no longer straight after a few weeks/months of playing. is this normal?

  98. hginct says:

    do you ever notice if sticks tend to warp overtime. on two occasions I’ve found that my sticks are no longer straight after a few weeks/months of playing. is this normal?

  99. [..YouTube..] Interesting! What kinda sticks are they? I haven’t really had that happen, but for me, when my sticks start getting bendy from too many rim shots killing them in the centre I just chuck em. Haha they never really get there 😛

  100. aaronedgardrum says:

    Interesting! What kinda sticks are they? I haven’t really had that happen, but for me, when my sticks start getting bendy from too many rim shots killing them in the centre I just chuck em. Haha they never really get there 😛

  101. [..YouTube..] My sticks warp with in the 1st day…
    I feel i hit too hard/ my heads are too tight

  102. [..YouTube..] My sticks warp with in the 1st day…
    I feel i hit too hard/ my heads are too tight

  103. Rockyrules1995 says:

    My sticks warp with in the 1st day…
    I feel i hit too hard/ my heads are too tight

  104. [..YouTube..] Crazy man, what kinda sticks do you use?

  105. aaronedgardrum says:

    Crazy man, what kinda sticks do you use?

  106. thelethalmoo says:

    [..YouTube..] i like using 7a’s and i was trying out different sticks, all my vater ones have broke waay faster than my vic firth ones :/ they are longer, wich i like. but i don’t know if i just picked up a dodgy batch.

  107. thelethalmoo says:

    i like using 7a’s and i was trying out different sticks, all my vater ones have broke waay faster than my vic firth ones :/ they are longer, wich i like. but i don’t know if i just picked up a dodgy batch.

  108. [..YouTube..] I typically use Vic Firth 5B 5A but I am gonna try out Danney Carey’s signature stick because, dude… It’s Danney Carey

  109. Rockyrules1995 says:

    I typically use Vic Firth 5B 5A but I am gonna try out Danney Carey’s signature stick because, dude… It’s Danney Carey

  110. [..YouTube..] Sound reasoning, my friend 😀

  111. aaronedgardrum says:

    Sound reasoning, my friend 😀

  112. [..YouTube..] Hmmm, I’d say maybe you just got a bad batch. I’ve done extensive experimenting with sticks and honestly, I found Vater and Vic’s quality control to be straight up equal

  113. aaronedgardrum says:

    Hmmm, I’d say maybe you just got a bad batch. I’ve done extensive experimenting with sticks and honestly, I found Vater and Vic’s quality control to be straight up equal

  114. vokohut says:

    [..YouTube..] I’d recommend to just buy Vic Firth.
    Pitchpaired, always straight, weight matched…
    No need for all this trouble.

  115. vokohut says:

    I’d recommend to just buy Vic Firth.
    Pitchpaired, always straight, weight matched…
    No need for all this trouble.

  116. [..YouTube..] Vic Firth has variations just like any other stick. It’s a natural wood product.

    If you do this on Vic Firth sticks (Which I have on hundreds of pairs) The pitches aren’t 100%, the straightness, although extremely consistent, definitely not 100% of the time, weight again, there are variations.

  117. aaronedgardrum says:

    Vic Firth has variations just like any other stick. It’s a natural wood product.

    If you do this on Vic Firth sticks (Which I have on hundreds of pairs) The pitches aren’t 100%, the straightness, although extremely consistent, definitely not 100% of the time, weight again, there are variations.

  118. vokohut says:

    [..YouTube..] I agree, nothing is 100% similar when it’s natural.

  119. vokohut says:

    I agree, nothing is 100% similar when it’s natural.

  120. AquaAnim says:

    Any opinions on pro mark Aaron?

  121. aaronedgardrum says:

    They make a great stick, I have a lot of friends that swear by them 🙂 Personally I’ve always found Vater and Vic Firth to be the top notch for quality and consistency. But that’s just me.

  122. AquaAnim says:

    Ive been sticking with Vic forever im gonna try some Virgil Donati assaults by vater though.

  123. aaronedgardrum says:

    Nice! I love the Assaults

  124. LittleTrupp says:

    Not a fan of vater, bought a pair of 5A’s and broke them in 10 minutes, then the next day I bought 5B’s and 10 minutes into the show they broke :-/ Play pro mark 5B’s and they work fantasticly.