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Zildjian Mike Mangini Artist Series Drumsticks  

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Constructed from an advanced material for this very technical and musical artist. The material allows the drumstick to be weight and density-controll...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      A stick that lets you play with reckless precision.

      Constructed from an advanced material for this very technical and musical artist. The material allows the drumstick to be weight and density-controlled to meet a heavy weight specification. These sticks have an incredibly smooth and solid feel. The acorn tip produces a clean response. Mike presents his preferred pronunciation with "Laminated Bieerch" print under the Zildjian logo.

      FEATURES
      • Category: Artist Series
      • Length: 16-1/2"
      • Diameter: 0.585"
      • Finish: laminated birch
      • Wood type: laminated birch
      • Tip type: wood tip
      • Genre: country, fusion, hip hop, jazz, Latin, pop, R&B, rock, world
      • Skill level: advanced, beginner, expert, intermediate, professional

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      ZildjianMike Mangini Artist Series Drumsticks
       
      4.8

      (based on 9 reviews)

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (4)
        • Concerts (3)

        Reviewed by 9 customers

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        …ON SECOND THOUGHT

        By IHateUniqueMusicNames

        from Columbus, OH

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        Pros

        • Balanced
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Longevity

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Zildjian Mike Mangini Artist Series Drumsticks:

        In my review dated 8/18/2011 I said that these sticks were great but not for me. Subsequent to that review, I wound up reinventing my technique and refined my use of fingers with regard to my grip and the resultant stroke. Upon that reworking of my technique, I again found myself needing a different "hand feel" and I revisited these sticks; and I haven't used anything else since. There is no stick that combines so many attributes in such a relatively inexpensive stick [given the sum of it's parts].

        As I eluded to in that previous review, this stick is a laminated stick. It produces a high degree of uniformity, straightness, and a balanced stick from butt to tip. Additionally, the laminated nature of the stick ensures it's being straight by way of it's design. Yes, it is heavy [63 grams +/-] but you quickly adapt to that weight, and then afterwords, you find it to be a very attractive feature. Rounding out the design of this stick, the acorn tip renders a very positive attack, with the cymbals speaking naturally, and emphasizing the lows and mids of your toms and snare.

        This is an amazing stick. I am hesitant to leave these glowing remarks for fear EVERYONE will start using them.

        And, for the record, they last at least twice as long as any other stick I've used. My stick bag is FULL of them.

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        5.0

        Equisite Sticks - Like Fine Furniture

        By Robert

        from Edmond, OK

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Zildjian Mike Mangini Artist Series Drumsticks:

          Without a doubt, these are the most beautiful drumsticks I've ever owned. As others have mentioned they are quite "hefty", but that's what I think makes them perfect for using on a practice pad to build your technique. I've done that for years, using certain sticks on the pad, while using other sticks for live playing.

          I think too, that once you see these sticks in real life (the picture does not do them justice), you won't want to tear them up on a drum set. Save that for the bargain sticks.

          Get yourself an Evans 12" dual-sided practice pad and a pair of these sticks and you'll have an incredible practice experience. The sticks somehow force you to concentrate on technique, and I think that will translate to better playing with any other sticks.

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          5.0

          Best sticks i've ever used

          By Jacob Coite

          from Jacob Coite

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Better Feel
          • Don't break
          • Easy To Use
          • Feels Smooth
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Last long
          • Long

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Zildjian Mike Mangini Artist Series Drumsticks:

          These sticks are so great. they're nice and heavy so they don't break but after two days they feel normal, like you been using them for years. they are great for practicing chops because when you pick up lighter sticks you can go a little faster.

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          5.0

          Love these sticks!!!!!

          By william roye

          from Michigan

          About Me Novice

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Zildjian Mike Mangini Artist Series Drumsticks:

            I just received these today and I was bashing them on my kit for about 3 1/2 hours and there's barely any dents in them. They are heavy, but strong and it doesn't take much effort to get a loud sound from them and they definately improve the sound quality out of the cymbals and heads. I am even getting more accurate hits from them and am able to do better fills. Like I said they are heavy, they make my Mike Wengren sticks feel like a feather, but these are gonna be my main sticks for sure!!!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Zildjian Mike Mangini Signature Birch Drumsticks

            By ES335

            from Philadelphia, PA

            Comments about Zildjian Mike Mangini Artist Series Drumsticks:

            If you play with 5A's these may not be for you. But if you're used to playing 5B's like me you might find these sticks interesting. They are a bit heavier, especially compared to say Pro-Mark Hickory's which are quite light. However, for me, I've found that the extra weight and extra length actually works for me. With some slight mechanical adjustments in my playing, which seem quite natural, I really enjoy using these sticks. They sound great on my kit (7 piece Tama Swingstar with upgraded hardware, Evans heads and Zildjian cymbals) and allow me to do some things that I had difficulty with before. Plus, I've found that after using the Zildjian Mike Mangini sticks as my main drumstick, when I do go back to a Pro Mark or Zildjian 5B stick I feel like the Jimi Hendrix of the drum set! I would strongly recommend that 5B players give them a try and see what you think. You may be in for a pleasant surprise! I will definitely continue to use these as my main drumsticks for practice and gigs alike.
            At first I was a bit concerned about the weight of these sticks, but I quickly found out that the extra weight actually works for me and gives me a full strong snare sound with less downward force required on my end. You just basically drop the stick, that's it! The birch gives you a nice rebound as well, so again, less effort required on the upstroke. The extra length also seems to work for me and I can play without ''reaching out' as much. Very well balanced sticks as well due to the birch and the late sloping shoulder. The acorn bead gives the note a strong distinct tone and good attack! Excellent ergonomics with these sticks. Also, the finish is just right, not too slick and not too sticky after you warm them up with a few songs.
            For me, '10' all around! The Mike Mangini Signature Birch sticks helps me play more economically. Great sound with less energy expenditure, once you learn to let the extra weight of the stick work for you! I've purchased quite a few pairs of these sticks and their quality and dimensions are always uniform and dependable. Because of the design and the Birch these are very sturddy sticks that should last through many practices and gigs.
            Excellent value for the price!

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            5.0

            AMAZING STICKS, JUST NOT FOR ME.

            Comments about Zildjian Mike Mangini Artist Series Drumsticks:

            I really wanted to be "in love" with this stick. Prior to this, I had exclusively used the Promark 420 nylon tip [aka Portnoy stick]. I thought that the Mangini would give me the opportunity for a slightly thicker, more robust stick, and it definitely did, but ultimately the weight was much more than I bargained for. I could probably get used to the stick by making it my primary stick, but I have a history of hand issues [i.e. tendonitis, carpal tunnel, and repetitive stress injury] and I have learned to listen to my hands. After 30 minutes of use, I quickly realized how worn out my hands were and they were aching for another stick.

            These are my opinions based on a stick "audition" I performed. When I decided I was going to shop for a new stick, I ordered several pairs hoping that I would find one that spoke to me. Ultimately, though I was really rooting for this one, I wound up falling in love with the Vater Donati Assault. Despite my small hands, the diameter of the stick is perfect for me...I needn't squeeze the stick...it just sits in the palm of my hand and becomes another part of me. But that shouldn't detract at all from the Mangini stick...it is amazing, if you can deal with the weight.
            Features? Well, it's a drumstick...haha. Excellent birch construction. These sticks are what I would consider to be a medium diameter and a long length [16 1/2]. The shape of the tip produces very quick attack, but a deeper darker tonality.

            With regard to the tactile nature of the stick [i.e. "hand" feel], the stick has a attention to detail that no other stick possesses. The stick's laminated construction produces a very uniform stick...comparible to an Ahead alluminum stick. The craftsman ship is unparalleled in a wood stick. The finish on the stick, however, is a bit slick in my opinion...it doesn't "stick" in my hand as well as other sticks do and forces me to squeeze the stick harder.
            As I said before, I think the quality of this stick is without compare. Even though I prefer the Vater Virgil Donati Assault, it's not because of an issue with the materials or construction [more on that later]. The density of the laminated birch construction produces a heafty loud stick. And the tensile strength, in my mind, seems to produce a much more pronounced rebound.
            Great Value!!! Amazing construction for a fantastic price.

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            5.0

            Best Sticks I've Ever Used

            By Cindy Sloan

            from Lima, Ohio

            Comments about Zildjian Mike Mangini Artist Series Drumsticks:

            Overall, these sticks are the best sticks i've ever bought, and these sticks are the sticks I will be using for a long time coming.
            I really like the quality of of this stick (i.e. Length, Diameter, Taper), and the wood that it's made of. The wood (Laminated Birch) is a very tough wood that is used in Zildjian Heavy Jazz sticks, and also Vic Firth MS4 Magnums. Mike Mangini and Travis Orbin use these, and them being my favorite drummers of all time, I figured since i'm such a big fan, I should try them out. It took me awhile, for I don't like to buy new sticks until I've used all of the sticks that I have... So, having used the Vic Firth MS4 Magnums on my kit for about a week (They actually work great on a kit for a punchy sound), I ordered these. I received them 4 days after ordering them, and when I used them on my kit for the first time, I was pleasantly surprised at how ell them fit in my hand! They are great!
            The quality is fantastic, because this wood doesn't chip as easily as other sticks. These sticks are durable, as well as useful for any musical situation. Most people might say that these sticks are a "Required Taste" for your hands, but once you get used to these (if you need to), then these are amazing sticks.
            These sticks, for being as cheap in price as they are, are great sticks for the money and are durable.

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            3.0

            Not for me

            By Rocketman-mlnro

            from New York,NY

            Comments about Zildjian Mike Mangini Artist Series Drumsticks:

            This stick is really heavy, long and bulky. I don't know how Mangini plays with these. They do sound nice on the ride cymbal though. I generally use a 5A stick so these are a lot different than 5As.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing Sticks

            By Alex Patten

            from Toronto, Canada

            Comments about Zildjian Mike Mangini Artist Series Drumsticks:

            These are a great deal for anyone looking to get a longer life out of their sticks, that and they really help you focus on your technique.

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