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    anyone know how to tune a drumstick. you can get pitches out of them right? i keep hearing about pitch match drumsticks but how do you get the pitch?

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    I think it has to do with just how tight your wrap is tapped so all I CAN SAY IS
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    all i know is you want to get drum sticks that when you hit one drum stick with the other it makes the same pitch as when you hit the other drum stick with the drum stick you hit last time... thats what i've heard idk people are weird...
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillip latimer
    I think it has to do with just how tight your wrap is...
    ...or how tightle youre wrapped. ...or not

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    Let me get this straight....

    If you hit the stick with the stick, then the stick you hit should sound like the stick you hit it with, if you had hit that stick with the other stick.

    Anyways, I use Vic Firth sticks that are pitch paired and weight matched. Pitch paired really only means that both sticks are the same density of wood. It's just a cool way of saying "All our sticks are made the same".

    The only way to tune a stick is to cut part of it off.
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    ok if your sticks are at the same pitch when you hit each of them it means their a good pair of sticks who told u that u can tune them what is there to tune don`t take anymore advice from them
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    ok if your sticks are at the same pitch when you hit each of them it means their a good pair of sticks who told u that u can tune them what is there to tune don`t take anymore advice from them
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    u cant tune a drumstick... can u? i think u mean tune the snare drum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1DrumBum

    If you hit the stick with the stick, then the stick you hit should sound like the stick you hit it with, if you had hit that stick with the other stick.

    the funny thing is... it makes sense!

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    Blink Plus is on the right track. Heres what I do. First I make sure they are the same lengh and feel the same in my hand. Then I roll them on a flat surface to make sure there straight. As long as they feel the same in weight to you then there good. But yes, You can have different pitched sticks because they are not exactly matched. Some serious drummers do make sure of this. For me Im not as picky.
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    oh come on DAVE, what your saying is true but some times I think a person can go just a little overboard don't you.

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    As long as the stick is'nt broken, it's good enough! ! !
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    Buy Vic Firth drum sticks. They go through the steps of matching, by pitch, a pair of sticks.

    Here is a link on how they are made. Take note on step 9.

    Great sticks. Love 'em.
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    Dont really think it matters after beating them off the Rim or cymbols and
    high hats.lol..
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    Quote Originally Posted by zar99
    anyone know how to tune a drumstick. you can get pitches out of them right? i keep hearing about pitch match drumsticks but how do you get the pitch?

    Use your tuning key.
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    yeah my sticks are destroyed i`m surprised they haven`t broken yet
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    Just duct tape 'em together. LOL
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    The way I'm understanding this, I think the phrase "drumstick matching" is the better way to describe it. Most drummers I know make sure the sticks are straight and pretty much the same weight (even two sticks from the same batch and weight can vary slightly).

    Truth is, if you thrash with your sticks, they're gonna be out of tune pretty quickly anyway...

    Anyone remember (or use) those Ahead drumsticks (the metal-framed ones on which you could change tips, shafts, etc. to personalize them to your own specs)? They never seemed to sell in the St. Louis area, and the drum shop I hang out at most has only sold a handful at most...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Special K
    Buy Vic Firth drum sticks. They go through the steps of matching, by pitch, a pair of sticks.

    Here is a link on how they are made. Take note on step 9.

    Great sticks. Love 'em.
    Most of the big stick companies pitch match their sticks: vater, zildjian, promark and vic firth are all matched if u buy a decent pair, its only if ur pickin them outa a big bin that u hav to do it all urself

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    lol i think a pair of sticks is a pair o sticks, soon enough there gonna change!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1DrumBum
    Let me get this straight....

    If you hit the stick with the stick, then the stick you hit should sound like the stick you hit it with, if you had hit that stick with the other stick.

    i understood that perfectly!
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    I used to try and pitch mine when I bought them but I really can't tell anything when I'm playing. I think its overrated.

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    basically pitch matching is just so that you know you`re gonna get the same sound from the drum wether you hit it with the left or right hand .When you by a pair of pitch matched sticks they will be identical in every way .weight ,length ,girth, the whole 9 yards .but like bongo said if you`re like me and your sticks are chewed up in a couple days anyway it don`t matter .

    i also find that i play better if i have a heavier stick in my left hand .i`m very slightly lazy in that had and with a heavier stick it rebounds a little better and is slightly easier to throw .

    in answer to bongos question .i`ve used those ahead sticks on a couple of ocassions (larz ulrich ones) and they were like tree trunks ...very fat ...they were pretty light concidering their size but i think i prefer the old hickory !!

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    i was aware of the pitch,weight,and length factors but honestly besides them needing to be straight and the same length, how does this affect the drummers playing overall? ...just wondering
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