The industry standard workhorse, you probably know them and love them. I bought the nylon tipped version, as I like how they make a ride more ping-y. I had been quietly using VF Echo sticks for years. Recently got in a louder band, and had to go heavier, so it's back to old faithful. These are really great sticks. ONLY drawback, is I MIGHT like another 1/2" of length, but then again, maybe not. I DID first buy a pair of 5A nylon by mistake, and ABSOLUTELY love THEM! They are not in my hand right now, but I think they are fatter, and a bit longer than the 7A. They seem very light, fill my hand better, have better balance, and are great for practice. Might be a bit loud out live, depending on the venue, set-up, etc. Will be buying some more of those. I would really like to try the new Maple version, but it is NOT available in nylon tipped.
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