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    Default How to keep your drum sticks from slipping

    I use extreme 5a vic firths and they work perfectly for me. However, it's now starting to heat up and it's very humid up here (i live in Washington State). My drumsticks keep on slipping now at my thumbs and im fed up with blisters..... I could use electrical tape and ive done that before, but i want to know if anyone has any other suggestions.

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    You can always try stick wrap. 'Tis good stuff, especially when suffering from what you have.

    2 better brands out there-
    Ahead
    http://www.drumdogs.com/message-boar...=reply&t=14493

    Pro-Mark
    http://www.drumdogs.com/message-boar...=reply&t=14493

    I'd go for the Pro-Mark; better value.

    OR you can always try gloves!
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...ort?sku=445192

    There are many other solutions, but give these a go.

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    I find that gripping them works rather well.

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    try it out, it's gotten pretty good reviews.

    also check out gorillia snot if that dosn't work, same idea, but it's more glue-ish feeling. it worked but it left this nasty buildup.

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    Alright thanks guys ill try out the stick wrap and the wax.
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    I would go for Vater stick and finger tape, as its the least expensive. Plus, it isn't as tricky to apply as the wax. Or, if all else fails, get a pair of drumming gloves, i'd suggest an Ahead pair.

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    you can use hockey tape or sometimes I bang the part Im holding on the rim of the snare and the little indentations made help with grip.

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    since my last post i've been working on my technique with this guy and i very rarely drop sticks now. it has a lot to do with how you hold the stick and how you hit the drum.

    for the drops that happen, i've got a little two stick holder mounted on my hi-hat. works great because it keeps the sticks separated so you can grab one really quick and easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagicMedicine204
    since my last post i've been working on my technique with this guy and i very rarely drop sticks now. it has a lot to do with how you hold the stick and how you hit the drum.

    for the drops that happen, i've got a little two stick holder mounted on my hi-hat. works great because it keeps the sticks separated so you can grab one really quick and easy.
    I've experienced a simular progression. I think he is referring to slippage due to heat/moisture/sweat rather then improper technique.

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