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PROMARK Hot Rod Sticks   

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Use Pro-Mark Hot Rod drumsticks to create fresh new dimensions of sound. Hot Rod sticks are a Pro-Mark original handmade in the USA of select birch d...Read More

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When regular sticks are too loud and brushes are too soft, Hot Rods are just right.

Use Pro-Mark Hot Rod drumsticks to create fresh new dimensions of sound. Hot Rod sticks are a Pro-Mark original handmade in the USA of select birch dowels. Hot Rod sticks have a lively, natural rebound. Hot Rods were developed for drummers who want a lighter sound than regular sticks, but with more attack than brushes. In recent years, Pro-Mark Hot Rods have become increasingly popular all over the world in all styles of music.

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PROMARKHot Rod Sticks
 
4.5

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (18)
  • Functional (17)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Improves sound (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

hot rod stix & musicians friend - review

These sticks last a lot longer if one adds an additional wrap (duct tape) about an inch from the business end of the stick. It does not make an appreciable difference in the...Read complete review

These sticks last a lot longer if one adds an additional wrap (duct tape) about an inch from the business end of the stick. It does not make an appreciable difference in the tone one gets when striking the drum but does reduce the incidence of splintering. They still will do that if you strike a cymbal with the tip of the stick instead of the edge. But, they no longer will splinter just from a rim shot. They seem to last for about 20 hours of playing -- pretty expensive when you think about it. But I really like the tone they produce and so do the others in the bands I have played with (we do not blast the airwaves).
By the way, I received the order in two business days even though I did not pay for it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent

My main issue is sound and duribility. If you're desperate for a silencer tool, Just buy a set of mufflers and use a regular pair of wooden sticks. The problem with sound is...Read complete review

My main issue is sound and duribility. If you're desperate for a silencer tool, Just buy a set of mufflers and use a regular pair of wooden sticks. The problem with sound is that nothing sounds as full or rich while using the bamboo hot rods. That's not my main problem though, I could cope with the sound. It's the duribility that is a never-ending problem. Before our band obtained working amps and monitors I had to play much more quietly. I played fairly lightly for an hour and there was just a couple pieces remaining. So My main recomendation is just to purchase amplifiers to kill some of the drum volume or if you can't afford it just pick up mufflers.

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5.0

yes

By acareysr

from illinois

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup

    Comments about PROMARK Hot Rod Sticks:

    all pro / no cons

     
    4.0

    an excellent feeling and sounding "Stick"

    By Judd

    from Santa fe nm

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

    • Last longer than others but break eventually

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about PROMARK Hot Rod Sticks:

    A wonderful textured sound and very quiet for funky yet quiet playing

     
    5.0

    Perfect alternative to brushes

    By William

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about PROMARK Hot Rod Sticks:

    If you are looking for something quieter than standard sticks, these puppies are for you.

     
    5.0

    perfect in every way

    By Thundersticks

    from Indy

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about PROMARK Hot Rod Sticks:

      I have been using Rods from the beginning. Rods give a tone and feel that is very pleasing to both hand and ear.
      i am playing a Ddrum hybrid kit with Remo silentstroke heads and L80 and Gen16 cymbals.
      The rods are a perfect fit.

       
      5.0

      The best stick on the market

      By Tina the drummer

      from Orange, MA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about PROMARK Hot Rod Sticks:

        Fantastic sound in smaller gig spaces!!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        These are the rods to buy!!!!!!!!

        By SoundMan

        from North Mississippi

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about PROMARK Hot Rod Sticks:

          Thee rods are the only ones to spend your money on. I've bought about ALL of the cheaper ones and even some more expensive. None will hold up and stay together like these. Definitely pro grade equipment.

           
          5.0

          Good Product

          By Tommy

          from Opelika, Al

          About Me Experienced

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          Pros

          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about PROMARK Hot Rod Sticks:

              They work great in small venues.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              like these things

              By Caddis

              from Idaho

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

              • They tips tend to separate rather quickly.

              Best Uses

              • Smaller quieter settings

              Comments about PROMARK Hot Rod Sticks:

              Play in a church band and these are the ticket for lower volume. A lot thicker than a 5A so don't expect to roll with these but surprisingly they have good bounce. The tips started separating but no prob, I just put some reinforced fiberglass shipping tape (3/4" wide) about an inch or so from the end and they work fine and should last a lot longer. Liked them so much, ordered another pair right away.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice sound

              By Shamus

              from New Hampshire

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about PROMARK Hot Rod Sticks:

                  I call these "soft sticks" cause that's the nice sound they give you. In between brushes and sticks, these work well for quieter songs and for some smaller venues. I use mine a lot just for practicing cause my practice room is rather small and so I don't drive the neighbors batty. They also have their own distinct sound for your creative juices. Response on the heads is pretty good, about what you'd expect from "soft sticks". They do tend to wear semi-quickly as the individual rods break off occasionally but quite a few can break before needing replacing. I like these overall. I recommend buying a couple pairs.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I use these exclusively..

                  By dave

                  from undisclosed

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small, quiet venues

                    Comments about PROMARK Hot Rod Sticks:

                    As they break in, they sound even 'warmer'.

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