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PROMARK Hot Rod Sticks  

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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 d...Read More

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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.

      FEATURES
      • Patented design
      • Bundled birch dowels

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      PROMARKHot Rod Sticks
       
      4.5

      (based on 73 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (47)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (20)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Functional (7)
      • Good quality (7)
      • Easy to use (4)
      • Improves sound (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

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            • Experienced (5)

          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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          5.0

          hot rod stix & musicians friend - review

          By grand poobah

          from rolla, missouri

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

          • Wear Out Rapidly

          Best Uses

          • When Less Volume Required

          Comments about PROMARK Hot Rod Sticks:

          These sticks last a lot longer if one adds an additional wrap (duct tape) about an inch from the business end of the stick. It does not make an appreciable difference in the tone one gets when striking the drum but does reduce the incidence of splintering. They still will do that if you strike a cymbal with the tip of the stick instead of the edge. But, they no longer will splinter just from a rim shot. They seem to last for about 20 hours of playing -- pretty expensive when you think about it. But I really like the tone they produce and so do the others in the bands I have played with (we do not blast the airwaves).
          By the way, I received the order in two business days even though I did not pay for it!

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          5.0

          hor rods

          By big Al

          from florida

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about PROMARK Hot Rod Sticks:

            these are good quality, well made, great for practicing. they were at a good price, arrived quickly, and with no added shipping charges.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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 PROMARK 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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              PERFECT

              By bennygooslin

              from McCarr Ky

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about PROMARK 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 PROMARK 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 PROMARK 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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                    Pros

                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about PROMARK 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 PROMARK 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 PROMARK 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 PROMARK 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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