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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!


Heck, you scar your sticks the first time you play with them. So minor cosmetic flaws are no big deal. Right? So order today and SAVE HUGELY!

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Nova12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks
 
4.2

(based on 247 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (144)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (17)
  • Functional (16)
  • Easy to use (12)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (20)
  • Back-up (13)
  • Concerts (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Professional musician (10), 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

Great sticks! Great price!

By PR

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 "Hitman"

      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 old school rocker

      from salisbury, NC

      About Me Experienced

      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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        4.0

        Try it you'll like them

        By Lost in the Woods

        from ATL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

              I've used the Nova 5A's for over 5 years. Vater and Vic's are in my bag--but I keep Nova's as my everyday stick. On a scale of 10 I put them at 8 because of the price vs functional use. Try and buy at least two bricks at a time when on sale, hint, hint.

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              5.0

              BEST STICKS EVER!!!

              By GOG

              from CAPE COD MA.

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • I Work These Sticks Hard

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

              GREAT STICKS!!! HARDLY EVER A "WOBBLER!'
              bEEN USING THESE STICKS FOR YEARS!!!

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              4.0

              Good purchase

              By Southpaw

              from New York

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

                  I have used other budget sticks in the past and normally regret buying them immediately. Since these are VF seconds, I compared the 5A nylon with some real VF's I have. I really couldn't tell much of a difference. I brick of these is literally half the price of VF. Good product, I will buy again.

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                  4.0

                  They work for me!

                  By CHOP-CHOP

                  from Bismarck,Mo.

                  About Me Novice

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

                      A good stick for the money.

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                      5.0

                      Good sticks for the working Drummer

                      By Run-Run Zabatista

                      from San Francisco

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Ask me a question

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Affordability
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                      • Nothing To Add

                      Best Uses

                      • Gigs
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

                      Good affordable quality sticks for the working drummer. playing 5-7 times a month takes its toll on my stick inventory. They (5B wood tip) have a good feel and weight. I have always received a consistent quality with this brand. I know quite a few people dislike them but hey, for those of us who buy our own sticks this is a great deal.

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                      4.0

                      Really good sticks!

                      By Big Al

                      from Richmond, VA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

                        I've been playing for a LONG time. These sticks are as good as any I've played. They take a pretty good beating before having to be retired. I still play the rock I've always played, it's just called classic now, and these boys can take it.

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                        5.0

                        DEFINITELY A BEST DEAL

                        By SIXTIESDRUMMER

                        from Scott Depot, WV

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Balance
                        • Good Quality
                        • Perfect Weight

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • I Now Use Nothing Else

                        Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

                        After several years, lots of money, and using every type of stick known to mankind, I found that cheaper is actually better for me. I play Mapex Birch with Evans G2 coated and in small to medium venue these give me the perfect volume and sound that I want. The weight and nylon tip also brings out, for me, the best sounds in all of my Sabian AAX's.

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