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Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks   

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Purchase the Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks and save a ton. These drumsticks have slight cosmetic blemishes that will not affect playing but allow t...Read More

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Purchase the Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks and save a ton. These drumsticks have slight cosmetic blemishes that will not affect playing but allow them to be priced at such a bargain. Manufactured in the U.S.A., these drumsticks offer great player control.

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Nova12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks
 
4.2

(based on 264 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (153)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (26)
  • Good quality (26)
  • Easy to use (19)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

  • Poor quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (28)
  • Back-up (17)
  • Concerts (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (27), Professional musician (18), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Why pay more?

I've been using Nova Sticks for years now. They are made by Vic Firth and I get 12 pairs for such a low price. I don't break sticks like I used to and rarely...Read complete review

I've been using Nova Sticks for years now. They are made by Vic Firth and I get 12 pairs for such a low price. I don't break sticks like I used to and rarely break these in two. These are my first nylon tips for many years too. I'm looking forward to using them but I have several pairs left from my last dozen.

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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

Had vick firth b4. These are just as good IMO

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from Yuma,az

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

      I use this for practice at the moment. But hopefully one day i will be able to play in a band and i think these sticks will do just fine

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      5.0

      Used them for years!!!

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      from Estero,Fl.

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

          Good quality for the money.

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          5.0

          The best sticks for working drummers

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          from Coronado CA

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Live gigs, studio work
            • Practicing

            Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

            Ive been using Nova sticks for 11 years now because they're straight, durable, with very few if any cosmetic flaws. Why pay twice as much if they're going to be used heavily playing bars and events? Çonsistent quality makes them the best value for me. Check out their DVD; it will show you why these are better than other budget sticks. I'm a Nova/ Vic Firth player for life.

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            5.0

            Why pay more?

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            from Albuquerque, NM

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

              I've been using Nova Sticks for years now. They are made by Vic Firth and I get 12 pairs for such a low price. I don't break sticks like I used to and rarely break these in two. These are my first nylon tips for many years too. I'm looking forward to using them but I have several pairs left from my last dozen.

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              5.0

              Nice Pro Sticks for the Money

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              from Amesbury, MA

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

                  These sticks have Vic Firth stamps on them...not sure why....if they are supposed to be a Vic Firth budget line then I'd be surprised. They are as good as any top of the line models I've tried in the past. I love these sticks and have been using them for years. They're always straight, strong, dependable and they contribute to getting a great drum sound (until they get worn down). Can't beat these (no pun intended) for the price. I buy a years supply at a time.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome product

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                  from kansas

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

                      I think these are some of the best drumsticks out there. Price is good, quality is very good!

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                      5.0

                      Always a good choice!

                      By 

                      from Minneapolis

                      About Me Professional Musician

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Striking drums and cymbals

                        Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

                        I've been buying NOVA sticks for years now. I've never found a warped one. Some budget drumsticks feel "light," but not these. A great stick!

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                        3.0

                        Decent practice sticks for the price.

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                        from North Carolina

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Inexpensive

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

                          The local music store sells these with their logo printed on them for 5 a pair. The availability can be erratic, so I figured I would just order a brick and save 10. I'm on my last pair after 4 months of use (I did glue some cracked sticks back together to get some extra whacks out of them). It seems the store logo sticks are slightly better quality, so maybe they get the pick of the reject litter. They have a strong lacquer smell, but all the pairs were all nice and straight. One stick blew out in the first 10 seconds of use, so there are some cross-grain duds. The wood tips chip apart pretty quick, so I may consider Nylon tips next time. I measured all the sticks with a postage scale. Most were lightweight for a 5A, around 43 kg, with 40 kg being the lowest and a mismatched pair of 58/55 kg "cymbal destroyers" being the highest. The lighter sticks (45 kg) are nice for playing more aggressively without worrying about cracking a cymbal or popping a head. Overall these are decent, inexpensive sticks for practice or the beginner.

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                          4.0

                          Reasonsonably priced

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                          from El Paso, TX

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                          Pros

                          • Decent Price

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

                            No complains. Quality good, and price okay. No major difference from other more expensive drumsticks. So...... so far so good.

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                            4.0

                            Love these!

                            By 

                            from Minneapolis

                            About Me Professional Musician

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                            Pros

                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality
                            • Improves Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Nova 12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks:

                                I've had great luck with these over the last 10 years. No warps in about 20 bricks of them!

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