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Regal Tip Ed Thigpen Wire Brushes 

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Regal Tip and Ed Thigpen teamed up to produce this Ed Thigpen Alternative Performer Series brush. This brush is a retractable wire brush with a rubbe...Click To Read More About This Product

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Play like a legend with this patented, adjustable spread brush.

Regal Tip and Ed Thigpen teamed up to produce this Ed Thigpen Alternative Performer Series brush. This brush is a retractable wire brush with a rubber and wood handle for a comfortable grip and great cross-sticking action.

For 50 years, Regal Tip has been supplying great drummers with great products. As the global leader in brush manufacturing, Regal Tip set the standard for what you have come to expect. All Regal Tip products are hand-crafted with detailed precision.

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  • Retractable wire bristles
  • Rubber and wood handle

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Regal TipEd Thigpen Wire Brushes
 
3.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

Versatile for those of us who play brushes more than sticks

By Mike Tarrani

from Deltona, FL

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Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Regal Tip Ed Thigpen Wire Brushes:

      I have been using this model for the past five years. During the past two years I have played 20-25 brush-only gigs per month, as well as using them on blues and classic rock gigs about two to three songs per set. Most of my performing is jazz.

      The point is these ARE sturdy if properly played; i.e., like brushes and not in lieu of sticks. I go through two pairs about every fifteen months, so they are definitely sturdy for the use they are getting. More importantly, the wood area is perfect for the brush-only gigs for Latin and Brazilian grooves.

      My only complaint is some production runs come with wood ends that tend to work loose after a few weeks, but Elmer's Glue solves that issue (and permanently).

      I also love the fact that I can fan out my left brush and use a narrower fan on the right one for playing time on the left hand and ostinatos with the right. The brushes maintain their respective fans until I choose to change them. They seem to lock into position with a slight twist of the handle. Bottom line: if you are a brush player these brushes (and calf heads) are pure heaven in my opinion.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I like these brushes

      By Ron-a-billy

      from Stevenson MD

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      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Regal Tip Ed Thigpen Wire Brushes:

          product was out of stock and took a long time to get

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Disappointing

          By waraukaeru

          from Outer Space

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Functional
          • Look Pretty

          Cons

          • Not Very Bouncy
          • Wood On Handle Is Useless

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Regal Tip Ed Thigpen Wire Brushes:

          I had hoped that these were a holy grail of brushes: Retractable, Wood Handle (For Cross Stick), Rubber edge (For doing those rim-hit double-strokes... do those have a name?), and a loop for hanging or cymbal scratches.

          Unfortunately, these are some pretty average brushes. The wood handle is useless, and they aren't especially bouncy. The handle feels very light, and doesn't get any sound out of the rim. I know that doing rim clicks with brushes is kind of an odd purpose, but think it would be super useful to be able to do. I've had them a little while though, and they've held together very well.

          Next time I'm going to go for a pair of non-Retractable, wood handle wire brushes with the little metal button on the handle to do cymbal scratches.

          (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Keep looking

          By Rythmtech

          from Florida

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use
            • Not Functional
            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

            • Firewood

            Comments about Regal Tip Ed Thigpen Wire Brushes:

            These are not easy to open or close. The wires are just a dead sound on the drum head. Soft sounding for practice or in a small closed area but for playing out, forget it! I don't care for these at all. No pop and so soft on the cymbal they create barely a whisper of sound. Another pair that sits in a box unused. I hate wasting money.

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