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Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks  Wood 5A

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The Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks are manufactured in the U.S. and have minor cosmetic blemishes that don't impact their playability in any way. Bu...Read More

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      A super-sweet deal on a heap of sticks!

      The Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks are manufactured in the U.S. and have minor cosmetic blemishes that don't impact their playability in any way. Buy the Nova 12-pair brick and save a bundle!


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      Nova12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks
       
      4.2

      (based on 254 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (146)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (55)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (21)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (22)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (10)

      89%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (20)
      • Functional (19)
      • Easy to use (14)

      Cons

      • Poor quality (5)

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (24)
      • Back-up (16)
      • Concerts (16)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (23), Professional musician (13), Novice (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great value in sticks.

      Ive been using Nova 5A Nylonsfor over 6 years. Money is tight and it just dosent make sense to pay for brand name sticks when deals like these are out there. These stick are...Read complete review

      Ive been using Nova 5A Nylonsfor over 6 years. Money is tight and it just dosent make sense to pay for brand name sticks when deals like these are out there. These stick are hickory. Some will have small blemishes like knots but they always run straight and true. Excellent balance, bounce and weight. I tried the Goodwood in the same size and they just dont feel near as balanced. Rimshots sound good and they dont chip out too badly. Youll sooner split it in half than chip them but that all depends on the player as well. The only negative thing I can come up with is that these sticks will soak up hand sweat there upsetting the balance a bit. I gig with these sticks and practice too.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      You Get What You Pay For...

      These sticks are truely little more than a "stick". There is almost no quality matching of tone, weight, balance point, or stick circumfrence. Since I received a bulk pak...Read complete review

      These sticks are truely little more than a "stick". There is almost no quality matching of tone, weight, balance point, or stick circumfrence. Since I received a bulk pak of these as a gift from a relative (my wife) I felt obligated (required) to at least use them. Thank goodness they are finally gone!

      Almost every stick has a radically different characteristic than it's sleeved partner. You will best be served by attempting to re-partner (and mark) the entire batch on your own. These are the first sticks I've ever owned that required including curvature as part of their sorting properties. Almost every stick had some degree of warping effect ranging from a slight bend on up to won't even roll across a table with a good push.

      For anybody even remotely serious about percussion, please, don't waste your time with these as you definately will be very disappointed. However if you're a beginning percussioninst on a budget or even an elemenetary school music director, these would be just fine. While these sticks do have the durability, and ocassionally the weight of a set of "pro sticks", I would have to classify these as little more than a "toy" due to the lack of consistency manufacturing and pair matchings.

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      5.0

      Why pay more?

      By 

      from Chestertown, NY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

        I used "Regal Rock" for 30 years. When they became hard to find I bought some of these sticks. I have been using them for 5 years and have never gone back. I love these and use them for both practice and shows. You will not be disappointed.

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        5.0

        Why spend more?

        By 

        from Albuquerque, NM

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Playing Drums
          • Practicing

          Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

          We all use sticks. Why pay more?

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Do you hate your money?

          By 

          from Chicago, il

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

            Cons

            • Break easily
            • Not Functional
            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

            • Firewood

            Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

            If you hate your money, buy these sticks! Seriously, out of 12pr, none matched. NONE! So, I matched as good as possible, then they barely make it thru practice. They break almost immediately...Wood tips break clean off...Failure along the grain. These sticks are brittle.

            I'm not a slammer. Cheap sticks like pulse usually last me a few weeks(3nites of playing/1-2hrs) and good sticks like Vic Firth last me even longer.

            These sticks are barely fit for firewood. You's be better off setting your money on fire than buying these sticks.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            cheap doesn't mean good

            By 

            from st. louis, mo

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

              Cons

              • Breaks Too Easily
              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

              • Kindling

              Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

              I usually find myself breaking sticks at a somewhat quick pace so I thought I would just buy something cheaper so I could a few more pairs of sticks for my money. To my amazement this did not solve my problem at all. I found myself breaking one or two sticks a song. Mainly at the taper of the stick or also the tip itself breaking completely off. I wouldn't recommend these to anyone at all who actual wants to play for any length of time.

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              4.0

              The NOVA series can be unpredictable...

              By 

              from Portland, OR

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Functional
              • Price Per Pair

              Cons

              • Weights Do Vary

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

              My latest batch I'd say 7/12 pairs have quality weight. The other 5 are much lighter and generally will not last long--from days down to seconds from prior experience. The weight differential within each pair is negligible to me.

              My previous two batches were pretty bad as far as weight is concerned. And prior to those, they generally were pretty good.

              So, it can be certainly be a mixed bag but overall, usually enough good sticks and definitely still cheaper than the 'best' sticks.

              And the (FREE) shipping was prompt and easily arrived within estimated delivery times.

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              4.0

              Sticks

              By 

              from Ocean City, MD

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

                nice drumsticks for the money..effective for playing gigs, practice, and concerts..very user friendly ..

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                You get what you pay for.

                By 

                from virginia

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Minimal Sawdust And Chips

                Cons

                • Poor Rebound
                • Prone To Break
                • Slick Finish

                Best Uses

                • Electronic drums

                Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

                These do not hold up as well as other brands I have used. they fail mostly in the same exact spot right behind the tip. They have a heavy dead feel to me when compared to other brands. I thought I was getting a good deal but really find my self changing out a broken stick mid song often. I know all sticks fail at some point but these are the worst I have ever used. I do not like that and will never buy again.

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                5.0

                Great sticks! Great price!

                By 

                from South Dakota

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Good Quality
                • Nice Balance In My Hand
                • Nice sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

                    Will buy again. Delivery was quick and packaged well.

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                    3.0

                    These aren't bad for the price

                    By 

                    from Phoenix, AZ

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional

                    Cons

                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

                    These are seconds so they have cosmetic blemishes and some will develop splits in them but overall they're great sticks for practice and rehearsal. They generally last as long as Vic Firth American Classic and are less than half the price so why wear out a bunch of more expensive sticks for practice when these are fine. I have even gigged with them before with no problem since they don't feel any different when you play using them.

                    Overall I recommend saving money and using these in most situations but to be safe use better sticks to gig with and use these for everything else.

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                    5.0

                    best stick for the money

                    By 

                    from Salisbury NC

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                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

                      You can pay a lot more and get a name or logo and a pretty paint job on your sticks (believe me I have) but these are the best feeling sticks I have ever used. They have a heavy feel so you get a good pop. They are also consistent in that when you purchase them a year later you will get the exact thing you ordered before. I use 7A and they are great.

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