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PROMARK LA Special 10-Pair American Hickory Drumsticks   

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These LA Special sticks from ProMark offer versatility and US-made quality and a lower pricepoint. Known as "factory seconds," these sticks have visu...Click To Read More About This Product

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A brick of wood-tipped, hickory drumsticks at a serious discount.

These LA Special sticks from ProMark offer versatility and US-made quality and a lower pricepoint. Known as "factory seconds," these sticks have visual blemishes with no effect on playability. The 5A sizing is ideal for jazz or symphonic playing to light rock.

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  • Length: 16"

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Pro-MarkLA Special 10-Pair American Hickory Drumsticks
 
4.4

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (21)
  • Functional (17)
  • Easy to use (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (16)
  • Back-up (11)
  • Concerts (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (14), Experienced (12), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Same as the $1O a pair Pro Marks!

Tried these for the heck of it.

Says they're cosmetically blemished. Looked at all 20 of mine and only found that 1 stick is about an eighth inch longer than the...Read complete review

Tried these for the heck of it.

Says they're cosmetically blemished. Looked at all 20 of mine and only found that 1 stick is about an eighth inch longer than the rest. Thats it! No blemishes of any kind.

These are the same exact sticks that Pro Mark makes and sells for 1O bux a pair. Only difference is these arent painted pretty with the logo and such.

Oh, and the tips are pretty much spherical rather than oblong like usual sticks. Big wupp. They still work perfectly. Less likely to chip a tip actually.

These are an awesome deal and I was pleasantly surprised when I got them.

Now I can let novices jam on my kit all day without worrying about them widdling down one of my only good pairs of sticks.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Useable, but not as described.

I ordered these on a whim - they were inexpensive, and I thought "if they're good, I'll use them; if not, I'll give them away." Inasmuch, I've already...Read complete review

I ordered these on a whim - they were inexpensive, and I thought "if they're good, I'll use them; if not, I'll give them away." Inasmuch, I've already given most of them away.

I've used 5A's for many years, and have found them to be pretty consistent across brands - though my go-to brand has been Vater for quite some time. These were described as 16" long, and pictured with an acorn tip. What I received are 15.5" long and have a SMALL pea shaped tip - not to mention that they are closer to a 7A thickness than 5A. That doesn't make them "bad"; it just makes them "not as described" and "not what I prefer". At least they were inexpensive.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BUY THESE!!!

By Kevmill

from Jamestown NY

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Comments about Pro-Mark LA Special 10-Pair American Hickory Drumsticks:

These are the best deal going. Pro Mark sticks that were not selected to have the Pro Mark logo due to the grain not looking just right or the logo paint won't stick, etc. They play awesome and look great.

And the staff at Musician's Friend is top notch. I had one stick with a flaw and I called and they sent me a whole new pair. Free of charge.

Buy these. You won't be sorry.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Same as the $1O a pair Pro Marks!

By Good deal seaker

from N.Y.

About Me Experienced

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Pros

  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pro-Mark LA Special 10-Pair American Hickory Drumsticks:

      Tried these for the heck of it.

      Says they're cosmetically blemished. Looked at all 20 of mine and only found that 1 stick is about an eighth inch longer than the rest. Thats it! No blemishes of any kind.

      These are the same exact sticks that Pro Mark makes and sells for 1O bux a pair. Only difference is these arent painted pretty with the logo and such.

      Oh, and the tips are pretty much spherical rather than oblong like usual sticks. Big wupp. They still work perfectly. Less likely to chip a tip actually.

      These are an awesome deal and I was pleasantly surprised when I got them.

      Now I can let novices jam on my kit all day without worrying about them widdling down one of my only good pairs of sticks.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      fine for practice, not for live use

      By B

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about Pro-Mark LA Special 10-Pair American Hickory Drumsticks:

        These sticks seem like a great bargain, but you get what you pay for. The cosmetic issues aren't a big deal. What's concerning is how quickly some of these sticks break. I broke two brand new sticks in just 15 minutes of playing. Granted I'm a heavy hitter, but these sticks clearly do not have the durability of the regular Pro-Marks. Some of them are warped, making the feel a little awkward as well. You'll still get a few pairs of decent sticks out of the brick, but I only use these for practice as they aren't reliable enough for a live show. I'm lucky I haven't lost an eye.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        These Sticks Are Great!!

        By Drew

        from Austin Texas

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Pro-Mark LA Special 10-Pair American Hickory Drumsticks:

          These factory seconds are great quality Pro Mark sticks! I would recommend these to ANY working drummer who dosent want to pay premium pricing for a pair. So far i've gotten 2 gigs outta my first pair!! There are also 5b/rock sizes (i got the 5A). Do yourself a favor and buy these- you get 10 pair for the price of 2, how can you go wrong??

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          less than a buck a pair...and worth it

          By mrdrumbox

          from Nashville, TN

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cheap

          Cons

          • Hard To Match
          • Warped

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pro-Mark LA Special 10-Pair American Hickory Drumsticks:

            these sticks are fine for people that have never played with good sticks. Many of the sticks are warped, and it is very tough to put together a "matched pair" out of the 24 sticks that ship in the bundle. If your looking for some cheap sticks to give out, these will work. If your looking for a balanced, matched pair to play with...spend a little more and choose something else.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good deal for the price!

            By Wildcat Kelly

            from Delmar, DE

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • 10 Pair For 10
            • Can't Beat The Price
            • Can Weight Match 'em
            • If They Break No Big Loss

            Cons

            • Definite Seconds
            • Warped But Playable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Pro-Mark LA Special 10-Pair American Hickory Drumsticks:

              Would recommend these if you go through a lot of sticks. These Promark LA sticks take a beating. However, should one split or chip, at this price, any stick is easily replaced. They are a little warped, but it really doesn't affect playing. I really like the 5A's...nice comfortable feel...good weight. These would also be good for beginning band students. Buy a couple of bundles for your students and be set for the school year!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great value drumsticks

              By kevin123

              from Grover Beach, CA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Pro-Mark LA Special 10-Pair American Hickory Drumsticks:

                  Better quality finish than I was expecting, ESPECIALLY at this price. A great value here.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good & Cheap

                  By K.C.

                  from El Dorado, AR

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Pro-Mark LA Special 10-Pair American Hickory Drumsticks:

                  I bought these because I like cheap sticks, I've been drumming for 30+ years and I used to be very picky about sticks. The Sound had to match they needed to match color wise, texture and straightness. Now I just need them to be close to the same weight and length. But these are great! They have a bulge in them, it wasn't in the description, all orders may not have it....But I like the feel, I was quite surprised. Top Quality and Cheap. They seem to last longer than some of the other "Cheap" sticks I've bought recently.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  No brainer, cheap sticks that work !!

                  By Centaur drummer

                  from Vancouver, Canada and Pt. Roberts Wa.USA

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Pro-Mark LA Special 10-Pair American Hickory Drumsticks:

                    Hey, for this price!! If you don't like them use them to hold up your tomato plants.I've used them during 2 three hour practice sessions of Classic Rock.No problems, I will try them live soon.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Deal

                    By C-HIZZLE

                    from SOUTHERN MARYLAND

                    About Me Experienced

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Functional

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Pro-Mark LA Special 10-Pair American Hickory Drumsticks:

                        For sticks, i'm not one that needs a stick to be perfect. These work exactly same, but aren't marked with the logo.

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