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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 75 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (49)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (20)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Functional (9)
      • Good quality (9)
      • Easy to use (6)
      • Improves sound (4)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (4)
      • Concerts (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

      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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      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.

      Comment on this review

      (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).

        Comment on this review

        (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.

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great

          By 

          from Washington, DC

          About Me Experienced

          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

                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 

                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!!

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Priced right

                  By 

                  from Plymouth NC

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  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.

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      They ARE Hot Rods

                      By 

                      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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