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Overview

  • Patented design
  • Bundled birch dowels
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    $33.00
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  • New Price:
    $1299

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      When regular sticks are too loud and brushes are too soft, Hot Rods are just right.

      Use Pro-Mark Hot Rod drumsticks to create fresh new dimensions of sound. Hot Rod sticks are a Pro-Mark original handmade in the USA of select birch dowels. Hot Rod sticks have a lively, natural rebound. Hot Rods were developed for drummers who want a lighter sound than regular sticks, but with more attack than brushes. In recent years, Pro-Mark Hot Rods have become increasingly popular all over the world in all styles of music.

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      • Patented design
      • Bundled birch dowels

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      Pro-MarkHot Rod Sticks
       
      4.5

      (based on 71 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (45)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (20)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

            • Reviewer Profile:
            • Experienced (4)

          Most Liked Positive Review

           

          These are great!

          These are great to use if you play in low to medium volume gigs and they really do give everything a nice sound. I like them because I can really get a large dynamic...Read complete review

          These are great to use if you play in low to medium volume gigs and they really do give everything a nice sound. I like them because I can really get a large dynamic of volume with them pretty easily. I noticed a few folks complain about the rods breaking or being chipped or not sounding good on your snare. Do this - about and inch down from the top of the stick, wrap about and inch wide peice of duct take around 2-3 times, make sure its a tight wrap. This really extends the life of them and allows you to get more crack out of your snare and little more precision out of your symbals.

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          Most Liked Negative Review

           

          Decent

          My main issue is sound and duribility. If you're desperate for a silencer tool, Just buy a set of mufflers and use a regular pair of wooden sticks. The problem with sound is...Read complete review

          My main issue is sound and duribility. If you're desperate for a silencer tool, Just buy a set of mufflers and use a regular pair of wooden sticks. The problem with sound is that nothing sounds as full or rich while using the bamboo hot rods. That's not my main problem though, I could cope with the sound. It's the duribility that is a never-ending problem. Before our band obtained working amps and monitors I had to play much more quietly. I played fairly lightly for an hour and there was just a couple pieces remaining. So My main recomendation is just to purchase amplifiers to kill some of the drum volume or if you can't afford it just pick up mufflers.

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          4.0

          Great

          By GCH

          from Washington, DC

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good For Small Venues
          • Good Quality
          • Remarkable Bounce

          Cons

          • Sharp Edges

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pro-Mark Hot Rod Sticks:

            Astonishing that I've played for nearly forty years and only tried these recently. I really like them for quiet playing and small rooms. Four stars instead of five because the tips are very sharps and will chip coating on coated heads within a few minutes of playing. This can be remedied by sanding a bevel on the outside edge of the bundle using a drill press and sanding drum. Once this mod is made, five stars.

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            5.0

            PERFECT

            By bennygooslin

            from McCarr Ky

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Pro-Mark Hot Rod Sticks:

                I have nothing bad to say about these sticks! I've used them for years! These may not be for everybody but I play in church and a lot of the times, these are perfect! Of course these are not for aggressive playing but with acoustic music or contemporary christian music , these are perfect!

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                5.0

                Hot Rod Sticks

                By Bob F.

                from Milford, CT

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts

                Comments about Pro-Mark Hot Rod Sticks:

                My last pair lasted about 6 years. I tried the plastic style of hot rods. The sound quality, especially on cymballs was lousy. I love the feel and sound of the wood hot rods. Use them with a 14 piece concert band mostly. Brushes are just to soft to be heard.

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                5.0

                Great for small club or lounge!

                By 38 Basses

                from Seattle

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Church
                  • Lounge Act
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Pro-Mark Hot Rod Sticks:

                  Love these. bring the volume down NOW!!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Priced right

                  By DanO

                  from Plymouth NC

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Pro-Mark Hot Rod Sticks:

                      I paid 1/2 the price of what I have paid before in my local music store. The same PROMARK hot rods and the same quality (not seconds) as far as I can tell.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      They ARE Hot Rods

                      By Matthew

                      from Missouri

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Pro-Mark Hot Rod Sticks:

                          These are okay sticks. The ARE Hot Rods and a few outer dowels can break if you try to play too heavy. Very good if for light low-disturbance sound.

                          I recommend adding an extra tap ring a inch or two below the tips for extra protection.

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                          5.0

                          Awesome!

                          By LadynRed

                          from Somewhere down South

                          Comments about Pro-Mark Hot Rod Sticks:

                          These sticks are well made, cushioning for your hands is outstanding. Plus, while you are idle in between songs - they make a great back scratcher - ha!!!
                          Worth it all

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                          4.0

                          Good For The Price

                          By Ken Remare

                          from South Dakota

                          Comments about Pro-Mark Hot Rod Sticks:

                          If you use them as intended, they'll do the job.
                          Good medium between wire brushes and sticks. Nice for gigs where you have to play quieter.
                          If you play electronic drums and cymbals, they'll last for ages. If you play Acoustics, they'll get hammered in a short time. Metal cymbals are these stick's worst enemies.
                          A bit pricey, I think, for what you get, but you probaly already know that, since you've gone through several sets of these before.

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                          5.0

                          Hot Rods

                          By gary bova

                          from Simi Valley, ca.

                          Comments about Pro-Mark Hot Rod Sticks:

                          Can't compair them to any thing else outside of some Nylon brushes i once used. I like these a nice step between sticks and brushes.

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                          5.0

                          hotrod drumsticks

                          By Brian

                          from Klamath Falls, Oregon

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                          Comments about Pro-Mark Hot Rod Sticks:

                          Musicians friend provides quality, and I mean quality products, I was surprised
                          keeps drumskins from getting so dirty

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