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Hornets Raw Drumsticks  

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The Hornet Raw drumsticks offer an ergonomic, contoured handle and proprietary rubber o-rings designed to relieve forearm pressure and reduce shock t...Read More

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OVERVIEW

Drumsticks that provide playing comfort, innovation, and have multiple uses!

The Hornet Raw 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, these drumsticks fit comfortably in the hand to function as a natural extension of the drummer's arm.

The raised handle on the drumstick allows the thumb to relax, reducing strain and simultaneously increasing stamina. The patented use of o-rings reduces vibration and shock to the wrist, decreasing the risk of the long-term injuries so many drummers have to deal with (Carpal Tunnel, Tendonitis, etc.) the o-rings act as an excellent grip. When the hand becomes sweaty, sticks can get away from you, but the o-rings are designed to catch your hand and prevent the stick from slipping. Using the butt end of the sticks on cymbals creates a mallet-like effect perfect for cymbal rolls. Because of the o-rings, you always know exactly where your hand is on the stick without ever having to look down.

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

Getting stung never felt so good! Order a pair today!

SPECIFICATIONS

Raw Drumsticks

  • 7A: 16.5" long, .525" wide
  • 5A: 16.5" long, .555" wide
  • 5B: 16.5" long, .590" wide
  • 2B: 16.75" long, .625" wide
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HornetsRaw Drumsticks
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Functional (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (3)
    • Practicing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very good design.

    It took a few hours to feel the superiority of this design, but when it clicked, it clicked tight. For me, there are two reasons why this design is so useful. First...Read complete review

    It took a few hours to feel the superiority of this design, but when it clicked, it clicked tight. For me, there are two reasons why this design is so useful. First is the swollen butt, hence the name "hornet"; for those who use finger control to play fast rhythms, the fat butt really helps to improve the leverage that the last two fingers (ring and pinky) can provide, and relieves cramping when playing say, a single stroke roll for a minute or more. There's also a fatter section of the stick that's forward of the balancing point, and at first I couldn't understand why it was there. Until I switched to traditional grip, which I don't play often except for jazz. Once again, the fatter middle was right where my top two fingers lie, and the extra thickness improves the leverage of my finger control. The stick is skinnier where it lies between my thumb and forefinger, relieving the inevitable blistering that occurs there, but fatter where I need it for better control. I only wish that they would make a smaller size, as the 7A's are still a little fatter overall than I prefer. Nevertheless, I can't imagine going back to normal sticks, and if this company went out of business, I would have to figure out how to make my own in this design.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    they bring the pain

    Man these sticks have little to no response, the tip chipped the first time playing. The grip is different not bad not good. If you play hard and fast be ready to ice...Read complete review

    Man these sticks have little to no response, the tip chipped the first time playing. The grip is different not bad not good. If you play hard and fast be ready to ice your wrist, left me swollen and pissed I wasted my money on these. Save your wrist and cash Do Not Buy These Sticks.

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    5.0

    I have purchased these for my drummers

    By Roby 24-7

    from LI, New York

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Hornets Raw Drumsticks:

      I have purchased a pair of these for all my drummers and have yet to get a complaint...there are certain songs they insist would never sound the same ever again without them.

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      5.0

      Very good design.

      By Frankisaurus

      from Chico, California

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Improves Playability

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Everywhere

      Comments about Hornets Raw Drumsticks:

      It took a few hours to feel the superiority of this design, but when it clicked, it clicked tight. For me, there are two reasons why this design is so useful. First is the swollen butt, hence the name "hornet"; for those who use finger control to play fast rhythms, the fat butt really helps to improve the leverage that the last two fingers (ring and pinky) can provide, and relieves cramping when playing say, a single stroke roll for a minute or more. There's also a fatter section of the stick that's forward of the balancing point, and at first I couldn't understand why it was there. Until I switched to traditional grip, which I don't play often except for jazz. Once again, the fatter middle was right where my top two fingers lie, and the extra thickness improves the leverage of my finger control. The stick is skinnier where it lies between my thumb and forefinger, relieving the inevitable blistering that occurs there, but fatter where I need it for better control. I only wish that they would make a smaller size, as the 7A's are still a little fatter overall than I prefer. Nevertheless, I can't imagine going back to normal sticks, and if this company went out of business, I would have to figure out how to make my own in this design.

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      5.0

      They're Different, But Good Different

      By stick2snare

      from Canton, OH

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • Wood Tips

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hornets Raw Drumsticks:

        My husband picked these sticks out when I told him to stop using the dip end of my zildjian dips and get his own sticks, and soon I expect him to tell me to use my own sticks. They are comfortable to hold on to, have a good balance to them, and the rings on the end sound great when used for cymbal rolls. I put wood tips as a con, because I prefer nylon tips, but that is just a preference.

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        5.0

        awsome concept. performance

        By metaldrummer72000

        from texas

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        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Hornets Raw Drumsticks:

          this stick out performs others, because of its comfort grip. which is tapered. the qaulity of the material and craftsmanship, is worth the money. thankyou hornets.

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          5.0

          I love Hornets

          By mike d

          from Salt Lake City

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          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Great grip
          • Well Balanced

          Cons

          • No Nylon Tip Version

          Best Uses

          • Any

          Comments about Hornets Raw Drumsticks:

          I love the feel of these sticks. They seem well made and durable. I wish they made a nylon tip version, because I like the sound of nylon tips on my cymbals.

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          5.0

          Great Sticks!

          By Aquaspank

          from Leesburg, VA

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          Pros

          • Comfortable To Play
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Great Balance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing
            • Stick Twirling

            Comments about Hornets Raw Drumsticks:

            Love these sticks because of their balance and durability. I am a stick spinner, and because of the weight balance and design they are almost impossible to drop!

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            5.0

            Innovative Design. It's about time.

            By Batterboy

            from Jersey Shore

            Comments about Hornets Raw Drumsticks:

            Dealing with the aftermath of shoulder surgery and having tendinitis that won't quit (double shifts in a digital sweat shop'll do it), I've been on a quest for a stick that'll keep me playing with some degree of comfort. I've benefited greatly from Zildjian Dips (especially the Trilok Gurtu model), and Vic Grips. But it's the Hornets that just might be the solution. I've been experimenting with sizes 7A and 5A, in both the regular and raw models - adding a little Gorilla Snot with the raw. Despite my injuries, the larger 5A is the most comfortable. Aesthetics aside, the raw model suits just fine.I really like the way these sticks feel. So it would be a done deal, if it weren't for one thing... Empirically speaking, it would seem Hornets quality control leaves something to be desired. Or is it just my rotten luck? Am I simply too fussy? It took 3 shipments from MF before I received an acceptable pair of 7A raw sticks. The first were mismatched (poorly pitch-paired). And with the second pair, both sticks were cracked near the grip. The third pair required light sanding in order to eliminate imperfections that irritated my grip. The first pair of Hornets Swarm Sticks (rods) were missing two of the little rubber anti-shock rings. The quality has been more consistent with the 5As, in both regular and raw models. Given that that's the size I prefer, I might be OK.I'm also curious why Hornets hasn't responded to two emails (one using their online form). Before making a purchase, I inquired as to the difference (fancy paint job aside) between the regular and raw models. I never heard back. The phone number immediately went to voice mail.So, I'm totally sold on the design of the stick, but not the quality, and certainly not the customer support. As a result, my search has continued. Today, a pair of Pro-Mark Billy Ward 526 "The Bulb" sticks arrived (from one of MF's competitors). After a few minutes with these... very promising, indeed. Thanks, Billy! (Note to MF: You've got to carry these sticks!) I'm off to the woodshed now to A/B the Hornets and The Bulb. To be continued...

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            5.0

            keep them off the set

            By FenderBender793

            from Boston, MA

            Comments about Hornets Raw Drumsticks:

            i got a pair of these sticks because a friend of mine told me about how much he loved his Hornets. we are both in the drum line at my school, and on a snare they are great. i can play forever and they remain comfortable. however, when i used them on my set at home, they cracked and splintered like no other sticks i've ever used. i will admit that i am a pretty heavy hitter, but after 45 minutes of playing, one of the tips broke off completely. i still support them 100 percent for drumline type playing, but thats where they should stay unless u plan on being extra gentle and careful.

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            2.0

            they bring the pain

            By DrummerDean

            from England

            Comments about Hornets Raw Drumsticks:

            Man these sticks have little to no response, the tip chipped the first time playing. The grip is different not bad not good. If you play hard and fast be ready to ice your wrist, left me swollen and pissed I wasted my money on these. Save your wrist and cash Do Not Buy These Sticks.

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            4.0

            Hornett sticks really sting!

            By Meakin

            from St Louis

            Comments about Hornets Raw Drumsticks:

            Great sticks that play like a dream but the tips are not durable. The tip of my sticks have deteriorated quickly with their use on the cymbals.

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