Promark Hot Rods

Model: PRO-H-RODS

Availability: In Stock

$20.99 (Sold in Pairs)

ProMark Hot Rods offer the perfect balance when drumsticks are too loud and brushes are too soft. Made of 19 birch dowels held firmly together, and producing a tight, textural, and unique sound.
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ProMark Hot Rods offer the perfect balance when drumsticks are too loud and brushes are too soft. Made of 19 birch dowels held firmly together, and producing a tight, textural, and unique sound.

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Louder than brushes, softer than sticks

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I started playing with a rockabilly/jump swing group, and I use these for that country style "train" beat and they allow for more punch than brushes, but it's not as harsh as sticks.

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4.00

Pretty Good; Know your Alternatives.

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Hot Rods are the standard bundle stick, generally, and fit their purpose pretty well. However, there are now better options. The best, in my opinion, is the Vic Firth Steve Smith Tala Wand. They, unlike Hot Rods, have a foam core. The grip is also more comfortable. The end result is a bundle stick with MUCH better rebound and feel. They are also WAY more durable than Hot Rods. Now, if you don't like Vic Firth, and/or spending money, there is also the option of making your own bundle sticks. You can get the foam core, dowels, and thin PVC (Or maybe even Duct Tape?) really cheap at a hardware store. It's pretty easy. Anyway, get HotRods if you want but know your options. NOTE: If you're playing in a Pit (as I once experienced) and need a quieter option than regular sticks, you may be tempted to use bundle sticks. Don't. Rolls, rim clicks, and multi-sticking settings, as well as general articulation / sound on drums, are all important elements that bundle sticks of ANY kind don't do at all. Get Vic Firth SD5 (Echo Sticks) instead. They are real sticks with a huge taper, making sound balance easy without sacrificing those other things. They are a good alternative to bundles in many. many situations. OK, thanks. Happy hunting.

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3.00

Very Useful

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These are great for quieter situations. I use them all the time for church and for playing small gigs with my jazz group. They work very well. Some things to keep in mind: You can't really play rolls with them. Just don't have the bounce of real sticks. To play rim knocks, you will need to switch to a normal stick in your snare hand. Also, they will get more attack and less ring from the drum than regular sticks (which is fine for quieter situations.) The tiny sticks they are made up of will tend to break over time but I'd say they last about as long as a normal stick. These do enable you to play fairly fast and hard and still keep the volume down. Overall, very useful, and I definitely recommend them.

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4.00

nice

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These sound very good, both from the point of view of the person using them and from further away. These tend to be the best on cymbals. You can still get full-sounding crashes from thinner cymbals and they are also very articulate for ride patterns.

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5.00

WOW.

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When I picked up these "Hot rod" drumsticks, I've gotta admit I didn't have high expectations. But when I started playing, I was amazed. These drumsticks are durable, they aren't too bulky, and they create a great sound when played. I've also noticed less complaints from my folks at home every time I practice (haahaha). These are definitely a great buy.... You'll get your money's worth. Trust me.

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