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One pair of hickory timbale sticks. Each measures 16" in length and 1/2" diameter. Perfect for general timbale...
Black Hickory sticks--Zildjian's most popular!
Ronnie's stick is extremely well balanced and comfortable to play. Ronnie hand designed the logo, so its sort...
Designed by Prince's drummer, this design can handle all the genre-hopping your heart desires.<br />
Designed by the Puerto Rican percussion maestro!
The signature sticks of legendary drummer Chico Hamilton.
Made of Maka wood, and features a grooved handle for easy grip and two different striking surfaces&mhdash;wood...
A medium sized stick with a short taper gives it balance for excellent control‚ and a short rounded tear drop...
Kozo Suganuma's Artist Series Drum Sticks are made from natural hickory, come with a nylon tip and are 16 1/4"...
Nicely weighted and durable, this is a great stick for hard-hitting drumming. Stick is finished in a black...
A great buy on sturdy sticks!
Bang that drum in style with this authentic samba beater.
Just under a 5A in the grip but with some extra length for added reach.
Enough weight for solid drum sound, with a bead tip for great cymbal definition. 16"L, .530 D.
The point of contact between you and your drum kit should be one you can rely on. With such a staggering array of options, it's good to know how different sticks can affect your overall sound and give you the effect you're after. Cymbals, toms and snares are all only as good as the items thrashing on them so you're wise to choose carefully. The modern drumstick design became popular back in the 1950s with the widespread appearance of the three piece kit. Drumming was becoming more and more accessible with catchy Carl Perkins inspired bands popping up all over America. Rock n' roll took the world by storm and the common 4/4 timing coupled with a spin of a drumstick ignited dance halls everywhere. Nostalgic musicians may still choose to play in this manner but with so many different genres in today's scene, it's no wonder there is such a colored collection of drumsticks to pair with them. Using the proper tools for the job is always ideal. With drumsticks, your first consideration is the wood type. A lightweight maple stick has stand-out flexibility and gladly absorbs energy, saving your hands from an extra hit. Hickory is the middle ground, offering moderate energy absorption and flexibility. The mighty oak is the densest of all giving heavy metal drummers a real challenge to break one. With modern times come state-of-the-art materials. Nylon tips are a newer option that helps the cymbals emerge in a softer, smoother manner. Traditional wooden tips, while prone to chipping, bring you a classic sound you can identify with. Either choice contributes greatly to your overall sound and can be experimented with easily. Thickness of your drum stick can also affect the sound you want to obtain. Thinner, lighter sticks allow for a softer sound, perfect for jazz drumming. Rock drummers love a medium thickness that can bring the noise or turn it down for a softer ballad. Hearty heavy metal or hard rock artists give it their all with thicker sticks, ideal for crowded gigs. Once you perfect your technique you'll know what suits your style. You still may break a stick during a ferocious fill but that's all part of the fun. The drummer is the power behind the beat and having the tool that's right for the job easily makes or breaks a memorable song.
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