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PROMARK Lightning Rod Drumsticks 

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Pro-Mark Lighting Rod sticks create fresh new dimensions of sound. Lighning Rod drumsticks are a Pro-Mark original handmade in the U.S.A. from select...Click To Read More About This Product

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For a more delicate sound, great for small rooms and quiet, 'unplugged" gigs.

Pro-Mark Lighting Rod sticks create fresh new dimensions of sound. Lighning Rod drumsticks are a Pro-Mark original handmade in the U.S.A. from select birch dowels. Lightning Rods have a lively, natural rebound. Pro-Mark developed Lighting Rod drumsticks for drummers who want a lighter sound than conventional sticks, but with more attack than brushes.

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  • Made with select birch dowels
  • Snappier than brushes

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PROMARKLightning Rod Drumsticks
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (3)
  • Good quality (3)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lighten Up With Lightning Rods!

I have played in a worship band for the last 10 years and have always struggled to keep the acoustic set from being overpowering. A couple years ago our new worship leader suggested these...Read complete review

I have played in a worship band for the last 10 years and have always struggled to keep the acoustic set from being overpowering. A couple years ago our new worship leader suggested these "rods". I have used all of the Pro-Mark rods and have found the Lightning rods to be the best. They take the edge off just enough so you can still play with power and passion and won't get people in the congregation complaining about the drums! These rods give you enough punch and power so the sound of the drums and cymbals still ring out just enough. A tip to keep them lasting a bit longer.....coat the end of the rods with some Polyurethane. Try them and you'll love em!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I liked the sound.

I bought the lightening rods drum sticks because the regular drum sticks were too loud for our church ensemble. My 9 year old grandson plays the drums for us, and others were always asking...Read complete review

I bought the lightening rods drum sticks because the regular drum sticks were too loud for our church ensemble. My 9 year old grandson plays the drums for us, and others were always asking him to tone it down. I felt badly for him because it is difficult to play loud enough for him to hear himself and know he's on beat, but soft enough not to over power the strings and woodwinds. I was looking for something that would encourage him to continue to participate, but not over power. I thought he'd like the name of the drum sticks because they would sound strong and powerful, but have a lighter sound with the same bounce he's used to. I was correct, he loves them and enjoys playing with them. He continues to keep them in the original plastic, "carrying case" to keep them clean and new looking. It was the perfect gift for him and the rest of our ensemble is appreciating them as well.

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3.0

I liked the sound.

By CrazyFastEddie

from Moriarty, NM

About Me Child

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts

    Comments about PROMARK Lightning Rod Drumsticks:

    I bought the lightening rods drum sticks because the regular drum sticks were too loud for our church ensemble. My 9 year old grandson plays the drums for us, and others were always asking him to tone it down. I felt badly for him because it is difficult to play loud enough for him to hear himself and know he's on beat, but soft enough not to over power the strings and woodwinds. I was looking for something that would encourage him to continue to participate, but not over power. I thought he'd like the name of the drum sticks because they would sound strong and powerful, but have a lighter sound with the same bounce he's used to. I was correct, he loves them and enjoys playing with them. He continues to keep them in the original plastic, "carrying case" to keep them clean and new looking. It was the perfect gift for him and the rest of our ensemble is appreciating them as well.

     
    5.0

    I would buy these again I love them

    By Sam I am

    from Panama City beach

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about PROMARK Lightning Rod Drumsticks:

        like the way they feel in my hands

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        good price

        By Drummer62

        from Shippensburg, PA

        About Me Novice

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • I Liked Price
        • Improves Sound
        • I Never Had A Pair Before
        • I Would Buy Again If Need
        • Works Good For Beginners

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about PROMARK Lightning Rod Drumsticks:

          I would recommend for beginners.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Anti-Fatigue Sticks

          By Rob

          from Cleveland, Ohio

          About Me Experienced

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          Pros

          • Anti-fatigue
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Volume Control
          • Increases Speed
          • Reduces Vibration
          • Whip Rim Shots

          Cons

          • Muted Hit
          • Poor Quality
          • Wood Splinters

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about PROMARK Lightning Rod Drumsticks:

          Volume is reduced by sticks absorbing the force when hitting a drum or cymbal. This provides a drummer to play harder, without increasing volume…perfect for smaller venues and rehearsals.
          Because of the bundling of dow-rods, vibration is also absorbed. The plastic wrap provides good gripping when playing, especially when sweating.
          Life expectancy of the sticks is short. The dow-rods splinter and break easily.
          I have tried Lightning rods, cool rods & thunder rods. Same results on all, just softer or louder volumes.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          More Durable than expected.

          By BhamDrumPro

          from Birmingham, AL

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          Pros

          • Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about PROMARK Lightning Rod Drumsticks:

            I'm impressed that these Lightning Rods hold up as well as they do. I mainly use them for practices when my band is huddled up in a small room, and I don't want to deafen my bandmates. I'd used hot rods (much thinner pieces) in the past, and they disinegrate quickly. Before showing any damage at all, I got in about 15 hours of practice, and I'm sure I only broke a piece of one by hitting a cymbal stand wingnut. They rebound pretty similarly to a stick, so there's not much functional loss.

             
            5.0

            These sticks are very cool!

            By Bajajim007

            from San Felipe, Baja, Mx.

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound
            • Perfect Weight Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Venues

              Comments about PROMARK Lightning Rod Drumsticks:

              I use the Lightning Rods in the first set to control volume. I love 'em.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Lightning Rods

              By CJ

              from Mass

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              Comments about PROMARK Lightning Rod Drumsticks:

              The Promark Lightning Rods are the right size for everything. They are the perfect thickness, width, length, and weight. Yes these do tend to break more than normal sticks, but if your looking for a lighter sound or maybe you need to play quieter at a gig these are what I recomend!

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              awesome

              By Jonathan Keener

              from Undisclosed

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              Comments about PROMARK Lightning Rod Drumsticks:

              I used these after someone from my church gave me some hot rods which broke easy and within a few weeks were gone, but these are awsome because i play pretty hard at times and they are much quieter than your average drum stick. you also can do some fun snare rolls with them because they give a good accustic tone.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Totally Awesome

              By kickandsnare83

              from Salem, Virginia

              Comments about PROMARK Lightning Rod Drumsticks:

              I play several types of music. I found that no matter what type of music I play I can always find a way and a place to use them. They are soft enough for playing praise and worship music but durrable enough to play rock. They are great I highly recommend them.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Lighten Up With Lightning Rods!

              By KinnyB933

              from Avon Lake, Ohio

              Comments about PROMARK Lightning Rod Drumsticks:

              I have played in a worship band for the last 10 years and have always struggled to keep the acoustic set from being overpowering. A couple years ago our new worship leader suggested these "rods". I have used all of the Pro-Mark rods and have found the Lightning rods to be the best. They take the edge off just enough so you can still play with power and passion and won't get people in the congregation complaining about the drums! These rods give you enough punch and power so the sound of the drums and cymbals still ring out just enough. A tip to keep them lasting a bit longer.....coat the end of the rods with some Polyurethane. Try them and you'll love em!

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