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Hornets Drumsticks  

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Award-winning product designer Robert Wilhelm has teamed up with Kingfield Wood Products, former manufacturer of Vic Firth drumsticks, to create a ve...Read More

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OVERVIEW

An exciting drumstick set to redefine the industry.

Award-winning product designer Robert Wilhelm has teamed up with Kingfield Wood Products, former manufacturer of Vic Firth drumsticks, to create a very natural-feeling, ergonomic drumstick that feels and looks like no other sticks on the market.

Hornets drumsticks offer an ergonomic, contoured handle and proprietary rubber o-rings designed to relieve forearm pressure and reduce shock to the wrist. Made from first quality American hickory and hard rock maple, HORNETS drumsticks fit comfortably in the hand to function as a natural extension of the drummer's arm.

FEATURES
  • Contoured handle helps reduce forearm tension
  • O-rings help reduce vibration
  • O-rings work on cymbals as a mallet
  • Improved grip for reduced slippage
  • Pitch-paired

Once you're stung by Hornets you won't want to play anything else! Order today.

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4.5

(based on 59 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

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      I have been playing drums and percussion for 27 years and feel someone may be able to use my input here. I bought a pair of Hornets 7A's and two pairs of their 'dowel...Read complete review

      I have been playing drums and percussion for 27 years and feel someone may be able to use my input here. I bought a pair of Hornets 7A's and two pairs of their 'dowel rods' called Swarm Sticks last October. I primarily play in small venues that require me to keep the energy up and maintaining good drum tone while holding back on the decibels. There is something about the feel of these sticks that helps minimize wrist fatigue and give a sense of over-all control. They are very comfortable and have a unique balance unlike anything I have used.They are about a half inch shorter than the Vater 7a's that I have used over the last decade and a half but it hasn't been hard getting used to the difference. They really become an extension of your arm.The Swarm sticks are very useful as I use this type of stick weekly and am always on the lookout for new tools to use. No other dowel rod has this comfortable of a grip. I would like to see a version even lighter than what is available soon.They have very cool colors and the rubber rings on the ends can get a decent cymbal swell going with a little aim and practice. The only thing I have had an issue with is that the color on the handles leaves them a bit too slick and they do not absorb any hand moisture like a natural stick. Over-all; Very good idea. Great easy feel. Looking good! Hornets: How about some even lighter Swarms!?

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      bad, bad, bad.

      These sticks jumped out at me and i thought hey why not give them a shot, i payed way too much to have them just split right in half in a couple of days....Read complete review

      These sticks jumped out at me and i thought hey why not give them a shot, i payed way too much to have them just split right in half in a couple of days. They cramped my hands up and didnt do anything they said that they would.
      These sticks in theory are a good idea, however i did not find any sort of balancing and the shape made my hands cramp more than just plain sticks would.
      Both sticks split in half down the middle in the same exact way after using them for about 3 hours, and my drums are made to be very loud so i don't even hit very hard.
      I wouldn't ever pay this much for sticks again.

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      4.0

      Great Gripping Stick

      By Rockin Ronda

      from Kentucky

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Great grip

      Cons

      • Wooden Heads Leave Dents

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hornets Drumsticks:

        These are great if you lose your sticks a lot when playing. I like the 2B, which fits my hand perfectly. I can use the rubber end to get a good sound on the cymbols. Biggest downfall is the tip. The wood, ball-shape leaves dents in my heads and they chip off and wear down. If these were nylon ends,they would be PERFECT.

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        4.0

        Good quality sticks

        By Bandmom

        from Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hornets Drumsticks:

          I bought these as a gift for my son. He likes them, but did say they take some getting used to. He likes the way they look and feel. He hasn't used them for more than practice yet, but he plans to just as soon as he gets a feel for them.

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          5.0

          Nice Sticks

          By Michael Damiani

          from Arizona

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All the time
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Hornets Drumsticks:

            I use the 5B with Grips they work well for me eliminated my carpel tunnel problem and dropping sticks as well and I have used many sticks with grip tape and still dropped and thrown sticks cause hand got numb. These work extremely well for me.

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            5.0

            Colorful and Practical

            By rokjonstks

            from Clifton Park, New York

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Nice Weight

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Gigging

            Comments about Hornets Drumsticks:

            It's nice to play with a functional stick that has class

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            5.0

            Amazing!

            By keeptheheat

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hornets Drumsticks:

                I've been playing drums for over 10 years. I've tried hundreds of sticks. These are by far the best I've ever used. At first, like most people I thought it was a gimmick. But there is no gimmick here. After playing with these sticks for 2 or 3 months I tried using regular sticks. I couldn't do it, my wrists and hands started hurting after 5 minutes. But with these sticks I feel as if I could play for hours. They are very comfortable. There odd at first but if you give them a chance, youll love them. Also, the side of the stick with the o rings works amazingly well for cymbal swells.

                Hope this helped.
                Try at least 1 pair.

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                hornet drum sticks

                By drummer1

                from Indiana

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Hornets Drumsticks:

                great stick! always had a little trouble holding on to stick,these help me alot.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                beautiful sticks, but...

                By Adam Crateau

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Hornets Drumsticks:

                a little too many gimmicks going on. I like the rubber o-rings and the slight flange on the butt. the paint is cool and i dig the colors. unfortunately i can't get comfortable with the hump at the fulcrum, and I don't want to change my grip to deal with one stick cause I play several different styles...brushes, mallets, timbale sticks, etc.

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                5.0

                drums sticks are my new favorite

                By Robin Roma

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Hornets Drumsticks:

                Really happy with these sticks and their use. So far so good:)
                I love these sticks! They fit well in my hands, it's just painted, not rubberized where the hands go and the rubber rings on the bottom of the stick take out vibrations and can be used for mallots on the cymbals. My new favorite:)

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                bad, bad, bad.

                By julian minor

                from detroit

                Comments about Hornets Drumsticks:

                These sticks jumped out at me and i thought hey why not give them a shot, i payed way too much to have them just split right in half in a couple of days. They cramped my hands up and didnt do anything they said that they would.
                These sticks in theory are a good idea, however i did not find any sort of balancing and the shape made my hands cramp more than just plain sticks would.
                Both sticks split in half down the middle in the same exact way after using them for about 3 hours, and my drums are made to be very loud so i don't even hit very hard.
                I wouldn't ever pay this much for sticks again.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Almost Perfect!

                By Unhappy Campy

                from Reno, NV

                Comments about Hornets Drumsticks:

                I bought a pair of 5A's and a pair of 7A's, the 7's broke rather quickly but I've always had problems with breaking sticks. The 5's on the other hand are still going strong. As far as feel and playability goes nothing beats them and I will never buy any other sticks ever again. (just stick to the fatter ones)

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