This model is About .5 inches shorter than the Vic Firth Heritage Brush and about the same weight. The feel is different due to the minor difference in length and the wires, which are a much lighter gauge. The wires flex noticeably more than most brush models I have used, and certainly so when compared to the Vic Firth Heritage model. In fact, the feel of the wires is similar to the feel of nylon, while still producing the distinctive sound that only a wire brush can provide. The wire is such a thin gauge that you may encounter problems with them falling out under heavy playing (I have heard a few such stories on various forums), so you may want to consider a pair for ballad playing on heads such as the Remo coated Ambassador because, unlike other brushes, these do not catch on new heads and require less break-in time.
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Mike Tarrani (mtarrani)
My day job is in the technology sector as an IT consultant specializing in ITIL, and specifically, configuration, change and release management. I've traveled the world as a consultant before moving … more
Features the same top grade, coated steel wire and working mechanisim as the classic Regal Tip® BR-583R in a rubberized plastic handle. Distinctive Yellow cap and logo. Regal Tip is a family operation that has set the global standard for hand-crafted brushes and drumsticks for over 50 years.