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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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      OVERVIEW

      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

      Expand your dynamic palette. Put 'em in the cart!

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      PROMARKHot Rod Sticks
       
      4.5

      (based on 77 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (50)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (21)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Functional (11)
      • Good quality (11)
      • Easy to use (8)
      • Improves sound (6)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (4)
      • Concerts (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great

      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...Read complete review

      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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      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

      Nice sound

      By 

      from New Hampshire

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about PROMARK Hot Rod Sticks:

          I call these "soft sticks" cause that's the nice sound they give you. In between brushes and sticks, these work well for quieter songs and for some smaller venues. I use mine a lot just for practicing cause my practice room is rather small and so I don't drive the neighbors batty. They also have their own distinct sound for your creative juices. Response on the heads is pretty good, about what you'd expect from "soft sticks". They do tend to wear semi-quickly as the individual rods break off occasionally but quite a few can break before needing replacing. I like these overall. I recommend buying a couple pairs.

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          5.0

          I use these exclusively..

          By 

          from San Diego, Ca.

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small, quiet venues

            Comments about PROMARK Hot Rod Sticks:

            As they break in, they sound even 'warmer'.

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            5.0

            My primary 'go.to' rods. Put a few hours on a set!

            By 

            from usa

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Wood Sounds Great-wears O

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing
            • Smaller Room Recording
            • Two Kits Duo Drummers

            Comments about PROMARK Hot Rod Sticks:

            Rods give you an extended pallet of percussive sounds and dynamics. A stickbag must for the multidimensional multidisciplinary acoustic drummer / percussionist.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Product and Price

            By 

            from Ohio

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about PROMARK Hot Rod Sticks:

              Great Product for the 1/2 to 1/4 of the price, Compared to local Music Stores.These sticks work great for quite playing and practicing in an open area with other around (Such as a house).

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              hot rod stix & musicians friend - review

              By 

              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 

              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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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great

                By 

                from Washington, DC

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                Ask me a question

                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.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  PERFECT

                  By 

                  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 

                      from Milford, CT

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                      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 

                      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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