The Vic Firth Murray Gusseck M-Dawg Snare Drum Sticks feature a thick shaft and a medium long taper. The M-Dawgs offer great balance with enough weight up front to move air through the drum. The slightly elongated tip provides quick rebound with a bright sound that works well on both snares and tenors. The CORPSMASTER® SNARE STICKS Field tested and field proven, the superior designs of the Corpsmaster® line developed throughout years of collaboration with the world's finest drum and bugle corps. Each season since the products were introduced, Corpsmaster® sticks and mallets have remained the most popular choice among the top high school bands, indoor percussion ensembles and DCI Championship corps. The Corpsmaster® Signature marching snare sticks feature designs which reflect the musical requirements of each artist in terms of balance, feel and sound projection. All models are turned in hickory for strength and power with the exception of the MS4 which is crafted in Sta-Pac® for maximum weight.
First used these sticks touring in indiana with a high school drumline.. Mine were shipped in this morning, and these are EXCELLENT sticks, for Intermediate to advanced players, They make a great sound and can take some hard rimshots ;D
I used these sticks while marching with my indoor group and loved em. They're light enough to help not over balance and for small bands or indoors but they still have enough weight to get a nice bright but full tone out of the drums. I am now using them for my line this year.
These sticks have an amazing feel to them. The rebound is great and playing accent patterns feel good as well. What amazes me about this pair is the tip. You would think the rebound would suffer with a tip like this but it feels like a pair of Hardimons. Maybe not the ideal stick for beginners but definitely a stick for intermediate to advanced players.
At first I avoided these because the diameter is .715 and I usually prefer a thinner stick. But I had some extra money and ordered a pair. I'm very glad I did! Even though they are thicker than most sticks, they aren't heavy at all and have a great feel and rebound. They have a really bright sound on the drum (and pad). They sound wonderful on tenors as well. I'll be using these with my lines this summer!