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  1. Should drum sticks break? (2021 – Updated)

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    In your early drum lessons, you will soon learn that having good technique can prolong the life of your drum sticks. It can be an inconvenient and costly affair if you regularly break them. Drum sticks are considered consumables because they need to be replaced at somewhat regular intervals. With the average cost of a pair of drum sticks being around $10, it’s certainly not something we should let happen too often. Some common scenarios lead to frequent breakage. Some… Read More

  2. Which drum sticks should I use? (2021 – Updated)

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    As a beginner drummer, it can be confusing figuring out which drum sticks are the most suitable for you. Although the drum stick classification system looks a little complicated at first glance, it’s really just a question of understanding a few key basics, and we are here to help! Firstly, as a brand-neutral company, we are happy to recommend the drum sticks and associated products of any of the main manufacturers. These include Vic Firth, ProMark, Zildjian, Regal Tip, and… Read More

  3. Drum stick selection – 5 Essential Facts

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    As a beginner drummer, you will most likely have some questions on drum stick selection. Drum sticks are, after all, the tools of the trade.  It’s true that your drumming buddies, celebrity drummers and drum teachers will all have a view on their favorite brands, stick weights and features, but the most important thing to consider, is what is comfortable and right for you, and this article will help identify some important considerations. In the latest of our 5 Essential… Read More

  4. Video Blog Episode 7 – Which drum sticks should I use?

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    The drum stick classification system can be a little confusing to hobbyist drummers. Finding out which drum sticks suit you best is a matter of experimentation, but understanding the basics in terms of weight, composition, tips and brands can help point you in the right direction. In this video blog, Simon discusses the most common stick types, and what sets them apart. They are the 5A, 5B, 7A, and 2B. The 5A is considered the “average” weight, and is always… Read More