Pro-Mark HotRods Multi-Rods

Find the perfect balance with these multi-rod drumsticks. Made from birch dowels, these sticks are just right -- not too loud, and not too soft.
When regular sticks are too loud and brushes are too soft, Rods are just right. Create fresh dimensions of sound with Rods--a Pro-Mark original made of select Birch dowels. Rods have a lively, natural rebound. Insist on the original Rods by Pro-Mark.

ProMark Hot Rods are a ProMark original, copied by others, but never equaled. Made of premium select birch dowels, these rods provide an excellent consistency and feel.

Features:

- Nineteen medium premium select birch dowels
- Diameter: .550" Length: 16"
- Smooth grip for easy playability
- Unique wrap near the neck provides a tight sound with just enough texture and improves durability
- All ProMark drumsticks are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA at our Texas facility to the most stringent quality controls in the industry
Diameter: 0.560"
Length: 16"
Handle Material: Birch
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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Shipping Weight: 0.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 19 x 4 x 1 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PRM MULTIRODS
(19 ratings)
Submitted September 11, 2008 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Probably the longest lasting dowel brush you're going to find."
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I've owned many different brands of dowel brushes, and they are consistent in two things: they all sound similar, and they all fall apart very quickly. However, in my experience the pro-mark version stays in the best shape until it completely breaks down. Other brands I've owned I've had to push the rubber grips back into place after every song, which is very annoying. With these, you can expect that the grips and dowel tape will stay where they are, and you just have to worry about the dowel rods shattering - which they will inevitably do. If you've got a long running gig where you have to play quietly, get a couple pairs.

Sound
Dowel style brush/sticks all have a similar sound, and these are no different. The concept is to simulate the sound of using a drum stick while drastically reducing the volume, and these accomplish that feat.

Features
Again, all dowel style brushes run into the same problems - keeping the dowels tightly together and maintaining a consistent grip. Many different brands of dowel brushes have handles that start slipping off shortly after you begin to use them. The Pro-mark grips, however, last noticibly longer.

Ease of Use
They're sticks. You hit stuff with them.

Quality
The grips and dowel tape last a lot longer than other brands before slipping off. The dowels start to chip and snap quickly, but that's the nature of these sticks - read more you can't avoid it. As a general rule, you should expect that a pair of dowel brushes will have approximately 1/4 the life of a pair of drum sticks.

Value
These things can run expensive.

The Wow Factor
These are for those situations where you have to play as quietly as possible. Not the sexiest situation to be in.

Musical Background:
Professional Muscian

Musical Style:
Rock/Pop/Blues
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