Best Drum Sticks to Extract the Maximum Volume

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 24, 2017
Many people around the world like different rock music genres and want to play percussion instruments like drums. If you are one of them, then you need to pick a pair of drum sticks to meet your needs. We will review 5 best kits of drum sticks and help you to make the right choice. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
Material
Dimensions
Tip features
 
PROS

Sticks are made from Japanese oak thus they are very durable and able to withstand the heaviest impacts.

CONS

The sticks weigh a little more than other models due to the peculiarities of the material.

OUR VERDICT

The Promark PW747W sticks are ideal for those who prefer to play loud music styles such as rock and metal on large concert venues.

detailed parameters
Material

Shira Kashi Oak

Dimensions

Diameter: 0.551"

Length: 16.25"

Tip features

Oval wood tip

PROS

The barrel-shaped tip provides a large contact area with a drum resulting in a sound with a broad focus.

CONS

The model is not suitable enough to perform heavy music.

OUR VERDICT

A perfect set of sticks for those who prefer to play light music styles, in particular funk, jazz, blues and others.

detailed parameters
Material

Hickory

Dimensions

Diameter: 0.625"

Length: 16.375"

Tip features

Rounded barrel shaped tip

PROS

A tip design feature allows you to obtain a rich focused sound from the impact especially noticeable from the drum cymbals.

CONS

The tips are quite brittle, so you should be careful with the impact force.

OUR VERDICT

The Classic 5A sticks are very popular among many drummers and suitable for those who perform dance music.

detailed parameters
Material

Hickory

Dimensions

Diameter: 0.565"

Length: 16"

Tip features

Tear drop tip

PROS

There is a LED inside the sticks that lights up upon each impact. 

CONS

The sticks will not suit everyone due to the large diameter.

OUR VERDICT

It is a good choice for musicians who want to add entertainment to their performances.

detailed parameters
Material

Lexan Plastic

Dimensions

Diameter: 0.75"

Length: 16.125"

Tip features

Tear drop tip

PROS

A tip has a nylon coating that provides high wear resistance.

CONS

Black coating may peel off with time.

OUR VERDICT

Good quality sticks with a DIP-coating on a butt end for better fixation in hand that will serve you a very long time.

detailed parameters
Material

Hickory

Dimensions

Diameter: 0.560"

Length: 16"

Tip features

Oval nylon tip

What are Drum Sticks?

Drum sticks are a must-have accessory for any musician playing on drum sets. They allow you to make quick and accurate impacts on drums to achieve the desired sound, both in solo and in groups. Among the huge variety of different models on the market, our team has selected 5 types of the most popular and undoubtedly quality sticks so that you can make your choice.

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Promark PW747W

Balanced sound for loud performance

You can state with certainty that this pair of sticks is an ideal accessory that allows you to create amazing compositions on percussion instruments. The Promark PW747W was designed and created with the support of Neil Peart, the drummer and songwriter of Rush, the famous Canadian progressive rock band. The sticks are made from Japanese oak, thus they are quite heavy, but at the same time dense and undoubtedly of the highest quality that will serve for a longer term compared to other models. The length of the sticks is 16.25 inches and the diameter is 0.551 inches, that’s why they will be convenient enough to hold in hand providing an excellent ride cymbal articulation. The model has an oval wooden tip, so it is ideal for concert performances in stadiums or large stages. Such sticks will be really a finding for those who plan to perform rock, metal, and pop songs. Alternatively, they can even be used for marching music in any band. They are accented on loud and strongly accented performance, and on the powerful sound attack. We recommend those who are interested in playing the stringed instruments to pay attention to our selection of excellent string models in one of our reviews.

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Promark PW747W
Promark PW747W
 

Vater VHVIRGW

Feel confidence in your hands

Virgil Donati, one of the world famous drummers, who has become famous for his virtuoso performance in recent decades, both in solo and in groups, recommends using this model of sticks. The stick mark is 2B and it has a larger size of the shoulder and head, so you can play more heavily and louder without applying much force. The stick diameter is 0.625 inches and the length is 16.4 inches, so they are quite convenient in the hands of the performer. A light nut is used as a material for sticks, that’s why they are of a middle-weight and good in isolating vibrations transmitted from the impacts by hands. The tip is barrel shaped, which causes some features when sounding. Such shape provides a large contact area with the plastic drum and thus creates a mid-fill sound with a wider focus. These sticks are the best choice for those who perform light music styles: jazz, light rock, funk, fusion and, of course, blues. You will better extract volume and projection, and using sticks once you will not want to part with them. If you plan to perform on stages, pay attention to the value of using smoke machines to achieve a spectacular effect.

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Vater VHVIRGW
Vater VHVIRGW
 

Vic Firth American Classic

Indispensable classics

Today the sticks of A series are the most popular and widely used by many drummers around the world. “A” marking means that sticks belong to band sticks, and such models were originally made for big bands and those who performed jazz music, but nowadays they are used for different types of performance. The stick design of this type allows you to create a quieter and mellower sound. This model is made of hickory that’s why it perfectly absorbs the impact force and vibration making the sound more pronounced. The Classic line of drumsticks by Vic Firth combines all traditions and unique style, so it will be an excellent choice for any musician. The kit length is 16 inches and the diameter is 0.565, so the sticks will be very comfortable in use. As for the tip design, it has the drop shape, so this model will provide you with an amazing and rich sound when you impact the cymbals. The sound attack with such a tip is more focused, and in general the design features of this model make it ideal for performing such genres as swing, jazz, blues and fusion, but at the same time they are perfect for training.

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Vic Firth American Classic
Vic Firth American Classic
 

Trophy FX12BL

Add color to your performance

Many manufacturers tried to give the usual sticks a peculiar uniqueness, but Trophy Company definitely succeeded in it. The peculiarity of this kit of drum sticks is that there are LEDs in structure that glow with a bright blue when moving and striking on musical instruments. The sticks are made of a very durable polycarbonate resin that is fully transparent and provides an excellent lumen for the built-in LEDs. The LEDs are powered from the AG13 battery, that comes included in the kit. The sticks are 16.125 inches in length and 0.75 in diameter, so they are perfect for your hands allowing you to make virtuoso solos. The tip is drop shaped, so the sound from such sticks will be mellower. It is possible to achieve a very rich sound from the cymbals due to the fact that the tip spreads the impact energy over a narrower area. We recommend you to use stage laser lights additionally equipping the stage if you want to achieve more entertainment at your performances.

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Trophy FX12BL
Trophy FX12BL
 

Avedis Zildjian Company Nylon Black Dip

For connoisseurs of durability

We want to introduce the product from Zildjian Company as one of the most popular models of drum sticks on the market. The sticks are 16 inches long and their diameter is 0.560 inches, so they will suit any user and will be convenient enough to hold in hands. With regard to the design and decoration, this kit is made of light nut, and it has a DIP-coating on the side of the butt end that is a bit sticky to provide a more comfortable grip. The coating is black, and this part of the sticks contains a golden company logo, which gives the kit a more stylish appearance. A full-sized oval tip allows you to get a full tone and a very loud sound. The sticks with such a tip will be a finding for those who plan concert performances on large stages or even stadiums. With regards to the styles of the performed music, the sticks are recommended for hard rock, metal and similar genres. The tip coating is made of nylon that provides excellent protection against impacts, so such sticks can serve much longer than their competitors.

Review of Avedis Zildjian Company Nylon Black Dip Drumsticks

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Avedis Zildjian Company Nylon Black Dip
Avedis Zildjian Company Nylon Black Dip
 

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1. How to Choose the Right Drum SticksThe HUB. March 25, 2014.

2. How to Choose Drumsticks, wikiHow

3. Nick D'Virgilio How to Choose Drumsticks, Sweetwater. March 25, 2015.

4. Joe How to Pick Drumsticks, Dawsons Music

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Publish Date: 2017-06-26 06:21:38