I have a practice pad at home that is basically identical to the expensive "Real-Feel" pads. It is octagonal and feels great. I also have a bunch of sticks that have not been heavily played. I will update later, but I know I have some Zildjian sig sticks, probably some pro-mark, vater, etc......If you are a drummer, you know that pads can be 30 bucks and sticks are anywhere from 6 to 9 bucks a pair......Once I get a count on the sticks, I will post a price...I MIGHT throw in my Jeff Hamilton brushes which are 18 bucks in themselves.....let me know if you like the sound of this and I will get back to you
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