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  • Mesh heads are tough

    Looked at me sticks last night (wooden tipped) and realised that they are dramatically wearing down to a sharp point!

    My mesh heads however, are yet to show any signs of wear whatsoever..... and yes, I do use felt beaters on the kick (can't see how the beaters would ever compete toughness-wise with that mesh head)

    And to think I was planning on buying a complete set of spare heads when I ordered the Vs......

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    Grieves,

    Have you considered plastic tip sticks, I found Vater Pro Rock to do well; the tips do not wear out at all.
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    • #3
      In regards to the VDrums mesh heads, when they are brand new has anyone else noticed the head makes a small buzzing sound when struck?

      I've just started to make a PD-120 out of my 12" tom with the VDrums 2 ply head. And I have zeroed in on the physical rattle/buzz (no module turned on) to be from the 2 seperate ply's vibrating against each other - my triggerhead mesh are silent.

      Do these heads have to wear in or something?

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      • #4
        It was more an observation than a problem. I use Pro Orca Loic Pontieux signature sticks, I've found them to be the perfect stick for me, slightly heavier and longer than a 747. Unfortunately they don't do a nylon tipped version so I'll just have to source some more

        P.S. One advantage of playing e-drums: I can't remember the last time I broke a stick.... maybe I'm not trying hard enough

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        • #5
          I've had my set of v's for 2 years now and I have broken a grand total 1 stick. I had been playing on accustics w/that pair prior to breaking one though. I use VicFirth 7A nylon tip sticks on the v's, and reg tip sticks on accustics. BTW, I've never had trouble w/the tips wearing out.

          Raffy85

          Originally posted by cgrieves:
          It was more an observation than a problem. I use Pro Orca Loic Pontieux signature sticks, I've found them to be the perfect stick for me, slightly heavier and longer than a 747. Unfortunately they don't do a nylon tipped version so I'll just have to source some more

          P.S. One advantage of playing e-drums: I can't remember the last time I broke a stick.... maybe I'm not trying hard enough

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          • #6
            Believe it or not, I broke one of my Easton Ahead sticks on the VDrums. Hitting the pads resulted in a circular fatigue failure - strangest failure I've ever seen. I now use Pro-Mark 5B Millinium Jap Oak nylon tip with tape wrap, and haven't had a problem or concern since.
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            • #7
              Since the rims are covered in rubber, the amount of sticks breaking should decrease.

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