Th Hickory 420 Mike Portnoy features a nylon tip. As one of the world's leading clinicians, Mike continues to push the boundaries of progressive rock music with his group Dream Theater.
The 420 stick was designed by Mike Portnoy, progressive drummer extraordinaire. It features a long, narrow taper which provides a fast and responsive feel. The nylon tip provides a brighter, more articulate sound.
- Hickory is the most popular wood choice for drumsticks due to its resilience, responsiveness, durability, and classic feel
- Diameter: .531" Length: 16 1/8"
- Oval nylon tip provides a brighter more articulate tone suited for multiple applications
- Short, quick taper for a more forward balance with less rebound
- All ProMark drumsticks are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA at our Texas facility to the most stringent quality controls in the industry
Pro-Mark is the largest manufacturer in the world dedicated exclusively to the design, production, and distribution of drumsticks, mallets, and percussion accessories. That's ALL they make!
Pro-Mark is the only drumstick manufacturer that offers three types of wood: American hickory, Japanese Shira Kashi white oak, and American rock maple.
Pro-Mark is the only drumstick manufacturer that employs a special process (called "Millennium II") that:
a) Strengthens the wood
b) Reduces the liklihood of warpage
c) Makes the sticks more consistent from piece to piece.
Pro-Mark is the only drumstick manufacturer that offers a written "Performance Guarantee" that states basically "If you are unhappy with a Pro-Mark product, we'll make it right."
Pro-Mark is the only drumstick manufacturer that offers its customers a toll-free "Drummers Hotline" and encourages them to call them with any, repeat, any questions.
Pro-Mark uses specially designed high-speed precision lathes to cut out sticks. Other manufacturers use centerless grinders that heat the dowels so much during the turning process that they must be soaked in water to prevent burning.
Pro-Mark is the first drumstick manufacturer to recognize the importance of, and become involved with, competitive indoor percussion. Pro-Mark designed the first indoor marching stick (TXDC12i), and now offer the most extensive line of indoor marching sticks and mallets. ProMark products are the "official" sticks and mallets for WGI Sport Of The Arts.
Pro-Mark is the only drumstick manufacturer to offer "certification" to teachers and percussion specialists for it's product line.
Although they embrace the most advanced computer technology to weigh and tone-match their sticks, Pro-Mark also hand-inspects and touches every stick they make up to 7 times throughout the production process.
Pro-Mark's Future Pro and Discovery Series sticks and mallets caters to the future drummers of the world with a full line of sticks and mallets designed especially for smaller hands.
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