I’m about to unbox something that I’ve been waiting for a long time. Something really special. Some paper! [ laughing ] Oh boy. Aaaaah. Wow. So amazing. Kaz is an extremely musical player and so he wanted a stick that was a little bit longer that had the length so he could back his grip down and really get the leverage he needed when he wanted to bash, but also one that he could move his grip forward up the stick and have the finesse to get the rebound that he was looking for as well. A unique aspect of this stick as you can see at first glance is the tip shape. It’s a little bit smaller with a little bit less surface area so you can get a more
pronounced sound from your cymbals. This stick is.. is… I mean amazing. I’m just holding it and I’ve got goosebumps. So it’s a longer stick and the reason for this is purely on the basis of, when I have my cymbals quite high, and at a far reach, sometimes having a shorter stick, you have to lean forward and I just don’t
like doing that. I like to stay quite centered. So I can place enough cymbals, even at height and have perfect reach. And it doesn’t really affect my playing. So I saw this from like marching band sticks. They’re always slightly longer. So you had a lot of the butt end of the stick and you couldn’t do that with just a normal, shorter stick. So with this, it still gives me a lot of space and weight. Even when I’m playing groove stuff, I just basically go at the tail end and now I’ve got a bit of a heavier feel. But when I’m here, I can go technical mode and I’ve got just enough to push my fingers back. So I felt that was perfect for me. Secondly, the tip is pointed. Being able to play on a, one cymbal alone, I want to express as many colors as I can. So usually, when you have rounded tips, you couldn’t really get the ping… you know, that nice ping sound that light… so to be able to do it with ease, I just needed something that was almost like a pencil. So you almost, like you know, painting a color – or you know, drawing and it’s a… It just feels nice, so when I’m playing on the edge of the end of the cymbal, I can still get a ride, even out of a 12 inch splash. And then I can really wash it in with the shoulders a bit longer and that’s being able to wash things. And also it holds up a bit more, so you have a bit more endurance on the stick. I think I only broke… no, I didn’t break any sticks on the tour, which was you know, paying in arenas, it’s [ raaah! ], you know, power ballads [ laughing ] But it doesn’t, it doesn’t break, it didn’t break for me, but you know I play quite hard, but it’s really durable for that, having a longer stick. So I’m really excited as all, and I really loved the fact that it’s got a blue metallic like, foil on it. It’s just it’s really nice, it’s endearing just to see. But I can’t wait for you guys to see it, so Yeah. Check it out.