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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. This stick features a teardrop tip and a quick taper. The 5BW size is ideal for rock, heavy pop and country.

FEATURES
  • Length: 16"
  • Diameter: .59"

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Pro-MarkLA Special 10-Pair American Hickory Drumsticks
 
4.3

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (12)
  • Functional (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (7)
  • Practicing (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great sticks BUT...

These sticks are great! The price is unbeatable and the pairs I've seen so far have no defects. They are pretty well weighted and they feel good.
That being said the description of...Read complete review

These sticks are great! The price is unbeatable and the pairs I've seen so far have no defects. They are pretty well weighted and they feel good.
That being said the description of these sticks is NOT accurate. I bought these thinking they would be 16 in long based on the description but they are actually 15 in, which makes a HUGE difference in feel. It will take some getting used to. The description also said they have a barrel tip but it's more of a ball tip.
Bottom line, if you are looking for good quality cheap sticks and don't mind them being shorter these are the sticks for you!

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'll preface this with the fact that I had previously ordered some 5A's (also LA Special). Those were described as 16" long and pictured with an acorn tip. What I received were 15.5" long and had a pea shaped tip. Further, their diameter was closer to 7A. I thought that perhaps if the 5A's ran small, perhaps the 5B's would, too... but I was wrong.

These were described as 16" long. What I received are 16.75" long. Diameter was about right for a 5B - but they're just too long to feel comfortable to me. 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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5.0

DO NOT BUY THESE, I WANT THEM ALL!

By Rich

from Kansas City MO.

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Can't Beat The Price
  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Great For Give Aways
    • Practicing
    • Throwing At Guitarists

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

    Bought 2 packs of these and imediately bought 3 more. Description says " factory seconds" well, Promark must have some really strict quality control! I can't find anything wrong with these.
    DO NOT PASS ON THESE BECAUSE OF CLAIMED FACTORY SECONDS, these are great!

     
    4.0

    great deal

    By saka

    from mt.dora,fl.

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Great Value

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Good Loaners
    • Practicing

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

    my bundle was all that it said it would be. sixteen inches ,barrel tip, everything but the logo.Seems crazy but I actually prefer them over my others. you can see which two are alike, so you can pair them up. Iam going to have a hard time going back to paying 8.00 apair,these sticks have spoiled me.

     
    3.0

    Useable, but not as described.

    By TAM

    from Midwest

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Inexpensive

    Cons

    • Not As Described

    Best Uses

    • Backup

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

    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'll preface this with the fact that I had previously ordered some 5A's (also LA Special). Those were described as 16" long and pictured with an acorn tip. What I received were 15.5" long and had a pea shaped tip. Further, their diameter was closer to 7A. I thought that perhaps if the 5A's ran small, perhaps the 5B's would, too... but I was wrong.

    These were described as 16" long. What I received are 16.75" long. Diameter was about right for a 5B - but they're just too long to feel comfortable to me. That doesn't make them "bad"; it just makes them "not as described" and "not what I prefer". At least they were inexpensive.

     
    5.0

    Excellent sticks

    By RJ

    from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Excellent sticks. No labels, but all the stick for a fraction of the cost. I will be buying more like these for sure.

         
        5.0

        what a deal

        By glfdevils

        from no.law. ny

        About Me Novice

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Great For Just Learning
        • Just what I needed

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

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

          need a bunch this is the way to go

           
          4.0

          Great sticks BUT...

          By IsaacDylan96

          from Faro, Portugal

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Quality
          • Good Weight
          • Great price

          Cons

          • Not 16 In
          • Not Barrel Tip

          Best Uses

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

            These sticks are great! The price is unbeatable and the pairs I've seen so far have no defects. They are pretty well weighted and they feel good.
            That being said the description of these sticks is NOT accurate. I bought these thinking they would be 16 in long based on the description but they are actually 15 in, which makes a HUGE difference in feel. It will take some getting used to. The description also said they have a barrel tip but it's more of a ball tip.
            Bottom line, if you are looking for good quality cheap sticks and don't mind them being shorter these are the sticks for you!

             
            5.0

            Great deal!

            By leonardogia

            from Royal Oak, Michigan

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Great sticks at a great price!

                 
                5.0

                Great deal!

                By Lee

                from Flint, Michigan

                About Me Experienced

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                Pros

                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    I can't imagine the quality control pro-mark goes through for their full priced sticks. These have minimal flaws if any. This really makes me confident that pro mark has really high standards. These are the best cheap sticks on the market! Believe me i've tried quite a few cheap brands being that i'm a poor college student lol... Buy these.

                     
                    4.0

                    Great deal

                    By Jonthom

                    from Olympia wa

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Amazing Deal
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Use

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup

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

                    This is an incredible deal from 10 pairs of drums tricks . However, they are two inches shorter then the usual 5b pro mark drum stick. So they feel a little awkward but they are durable . They are a good enough price for the starving artist to get used to the feel.

                     
                    4.0

                    Great Product and Great price!

                    By Martin circus

                    from Miami

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Practicing

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

                      Great for live performances and practicing!!

                       
                      5.0

                      How can they sell these for this price?

                      By Ray

                      from Central MN

                      About Me Novice

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          Why would anyone pay the price to have a name painted on their drumsticks? These are a great value.

                           
                          5.0

                          Great product

                          By mcirish28531

                          from chicago, IL

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

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

                          Great sticks for a great price. No imperfections at all. The tip is a little larger then usual but for practice they're perfect.

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          The size was off for me...

                          By James Christopher

                          from Los Angeles, CA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Barrel Tip
                          • Diameter Was Good

                          Cons

                          • 15 Inches Long Not 16

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup

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

                          I love everything about these drumsticks! but, one thing... They are too short... they are only 15 inches long, (I measured them) when the description says 16 inches long. That 1 inch makes a huge difference. I thought I was getting a good value, but now it was a waste, because I will likely never use them.

                           
                          4.0

                          good sticks great price

                          By jazzeray

                          from Deltona, fl.

                          About Me Experienced

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                          Pros

                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

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

                            These sticks are not "perfect" but are good enough to function just fine in any situation. They're ideal for rock, pop. They are not jazz sticks. Any drummer that contends they can't rock with these sticks is doing something wrong! I've played for decades and have used many types of sticks. Beware of gimmickery! Yes, "premium" sticks are ideal, but for you drummers who break sticks often, these are overall good quality good deal!

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