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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

      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.

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

      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 80 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (53)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (21)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (14)
      • Functional (13)
      • Easy to use (10)
      • Improves sound (8)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (5)
      • Concerts (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (7), Professional musician (5)

      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

      These are the rods to buy!!!!!!!!

      By 

      from Memphis, TN

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about PROMARK Hot Rod Sticks:

        Thee rods are the only ones to spend your money on. I've bought about ALL of the cheaper ones and even some more expensive. None will hold up and stay together like these. Definitely pro grade equipment.

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        5.0

        Good Product

        By 

        from Opelika, Al

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about PROMARK Hot Rod Sticks:

            They work great in small venues.

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            5.0

            like these things

            By 

            from Idaho

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • They tips tend to separate rather quickly.

            Best Uses

            • Smaller quieter settings

            Comments about PROMARK Hot Rod Sticks:

            Play in a church band and these are the ticket for lower volume. A lot thicker than a 5A so don't expect to roll with these but surprisingly they have good bounce. The tips started separating but no prob, I just put some reinforced fiberglass shipping tape (3/4" wide) about an inch or so from the end and they work fine and should last a lot longer. Liked them so much, ordered another pair right away.

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            4.0

            Nice sound

            By 

            from New Hampshire

            About Me Experienced

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            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.

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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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                    (2 of 2 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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                      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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