Crafted from Sta-Pac for maximum strength and density the "Billy Club" creates a very focused and pronounced sound that enhances the blend with the snare and bass voice. The short length makes it easi... Click To Read More About This Product
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Crafted from Sta-Pac for maximum strength and density the "Billy Club" creates a very focused and pronounced sound that enhances the blend with the snare and bass voice. The short length makes it easier to move in and out of crosses all around the drums and the additional weight creates a quick rebound.
In the world of marching tenors and rudimental drumming, Bill Bachman needs no introduction. He is not only a prolific author, world class performer, clinician and educator, but also an inventor and touring/recording drumset artist. Bill's new "Billy Club" Tenor Stick features a radically new design, combining the comfort of playing with a stick with the durability, strength and weight of Sta-Pac. Created for tenor drummers by a tenor drummer, the Bill Bachman signature Billy Club is a great choice when you are looking for the dark sound of a mallet with the feel of a stick!
Diameter: 0.685" at butt, 0.635" at shaft
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Comments about Vic Firth Corpsmaster Bill Bachman "Billy Club" Tenor Stick:
need to stress that I have never been part of marching band, I rarely leave reviews for anything, and I have a great dislike for Vic Firth.
Which is why it's so strange for me to now be leaving a review for a Vic Firth tenor drumline stick, but these are just that great.
I initially bought these sticks because they looked cool. I switched to 2B recently after years of gigging with 5A's and 5B's, and found these online by chance after finding out about Danny Carrey's signature sticks. I'm self taught, but years ago I got a tip from a local drummer to get marching band sticks for practicing with when not on the kit. After many years my old ones broke, and seeing these I figured they'd just be sticks to practice rudiments with.
Its been a few weeks, and I'm so dissapointed, because I absolutely love these sticks and wish so much that I could use them as my main sticks. Unlike every other marching band stick I've messed around with at guitar center, these were a brand new experience. Make no mistake, they're not as light as normal playing sticks, nor are they as heavy as traditional marching sticks. The only way i can describe how they feel is that they're balanced and very evenly weighted.
However, that leads me to an issue I never thought I'd have; I don't want to play any other stick now.I don't know if this is common or not, but I've owned all types of sticks, from Ahead to Headhunters, and I have never had a stick that compelled me to play like these do.
Then you remember, these are tenor drum line sticks, and they don't work so well tonally with cymbals. However, they do work surprisingly well with electronic kits (both rubber and mesh), and gave no signs of excessive wear and tear vs. 5A's.
If you're looking for a stick for general practice: get these.
If you're looking for a stick for auxilery/ tom playing: get these
If you're looking for a stick that just plain looks and feels cool: get these
But I still don't like Vic Firth.
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