The Art Blakey signature model stick.
Reproduced exactly from Art's 60's model,
the Art Blakey 8 D Model is 16" long
with a width of .530. The longer taper and
triangle tip make this stick ideal for
almost any application.
After a long wait, the promised Blakey sticks have arrived.
They feel absolutely great-good balance and nice taper that lets the cymabl tone stand out.
I personally wouldn't use these on a super quiet gig, but for anything else, they'd work great.
These are balanced with some more weight to the tip, due to its big size. This provides a crispier attack, but doesn't sacrifice any rebound because of its long neck. They feel very nice at hand!