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On-Stage Stands 5B Nylon Tip Hickory Drumsticks Reviews

3.5 stars based on 3 customer reviews
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  • AK
    from Princeton December 10, 2012Music Background:

    Excellent Service and Item the drumsticks is excellent quality.

    Fast delivery & excellent service by Sweetwater. The drumpsticks are in good quality and it is very cheap. Thank you.

  • Todd
    from Warsaw, In. April 2, 2012Music Background:
    Bar / party band

    Good sticks for the money

    I can't tell any difference between these sticks or big name sticks. I usually use Vic Firth, i went to Sweetwater to pick up a pair and saw these. Since I could buy two pairs of these for nearly the same price i thought I'd give them a try and so far I've not been disappointed. I have nearly 50 hours of playing time on one pair and they are still like new.

  • Cory Snavely
    from Ann Arbor, MI November 6, 2013

    You get what you pay for.

    I wanted to experiment with some different stick sizes without spending a lot of money, so I picked up a pair of these and some 5As with another order. I started playing the 5Bs with my rock band.

    The first thing I noticed was the poor shape and balance. The stick does not have a gradual taper, but as you can see in the photo, tapers down very sharply at the tip. That means the stick has a poor weight balance to it; it's too heavy at the end. So I had intended to get the feel of a 5B, but it really didn't serve that purpose, because the weight and feel was all wrong.

    The next thing I noticed after the first practice was the poor quality of the grain. Almost immediately, grain started to splinter off. On good-quality sticks, the grain is straight, parallel with the stick. On these, it's not; when they splinter, the grain doesn't just flake off, but wants to make a deeper and deeper crack in the stick.

    Finally, last night, after just about a dozen practices, it broke. Now, I've played Pro-Mark sticks for years, and have always considered breaking a stick to be Kind of a Big Thing that doesn't happen very often, and certainly only after a stick has a lot of wear from cymbal crashes. From here on out, I'm going back to Pro-Mark.

    I'm not saying you shouldn't buy these, but I am saying that they won't feel good in your hands, and they won't last for serious playing.

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