You can take a man away from his drums, but take a man away from his sticks, and you will raise havoc. These are the words spoken from the mouth of my first drum teacher. I think I understand what he meant. These sticks are so different to any drummer who has played their careers with Vic Firth Americans, etc. I find that when it comes to drum sets, I’m always willing to try something new. However, drum sticks are the objects we interface with first and foremost. We spend every waking moment behind the set holding onto them, making sounds through them. They are extensions of us.
These sticks are coated in a varnish that reacts with my fingers leaving my palms sweaty, my fingers red and raw, and the pigment of the clear coating on my hands. Who knows the implication of this long term, but I have a feeling the sticks won’t even last that long considering I broke my left handed stick within 20 minutes of drumming out to 1980’s Rush. 1980’s! the soft stuff era for Neil Peart, not even his harder rawer stuff, the slow, melodic beats… But this brings together the most important and greatest aspect of this product: there are 3 sticks bundled in each “pair.”
3 sticks per pair? Yes, and that makes damn good sense when you think about it. Any drummer knows, you walk into a store, go to the stick bin, pull out two pairs of same brand sticks, and you see they have size mismatches. This is nothing new, no computer guided laser precision, nothing has changed this. The only solution is to tough it out, or get these. This way, when one stick breaks, you have a matched third stick waiting. It’s a nice touch, and something that you don’t realize the implications until after the fact, but it’s a nice luxury none-the-less.
I really tried my best to enjoy these sticks. But, in the end, you can only change something so much before the feeling of alienation wears off and anger ensues.
Find a pair of rod is a bit like finding that rare gem: Magic!
These were my 3drumsticks gem. I have agreed to play them for 2 years.
Big surprise: it is stronger than Vater!
The varnish provides better grip than Vic Firth!
And great idea, they are sold by 3. breaks a worry, bam y 'is another such ....( like dishes CISP)
But mostly what makes the strength of these rods is that they are all grouped according to a precise specification.
Indeed, once the model chosen (2B, 5B, 7A ... and shape of olives) you have the choice:
-The pitch of the stick (pitch)
-Wood density (weight), referring directly to its weight
-The guarantee of a wand perfectly straight, rectilinear Audit laser (laser straight)
-Balance (front / back)
The possibilities are numerous and it is impossible not to find happiness are.
But it is precisely these characteristics that it becomes annoying.
Let me explain:
There are two main kinds of brand stick:
-One that provides accurate models, defined and constant (vicfirth, vater ..). No surprises here, your rods will (99.9%) always the same in weight, size, etc. ...
-One that simply offers models (pro orca PROMARK ...). Is the weight, roundness .. may be different from a stick to another.
The 3drumsticks (dw) are a cross of both, so it's up to you to find your pair of baguette.
Good in a sense we do not care a bit and we found it elsewhere.
But the problem is that DW does not supply dealers in one model but a panel shipments. So if you order 2B you different kinds of olive, and all kinds of caractériqtiques ... you'll never guaranteed to have your model
Vater or VicFirth it a little, "Hey, do you like? Better! Do you like it? Bin too bad."
3Drumsticks is more "looks like standing still tried that! Do you like it! Wait, I have everything I need ... waiting ... haaaaaaa but you want this model? Ha no sorry I not what you seek. But if I have a beautiful carpet if you want ....!!!!"
In conclusion here for me the best baguettes in the world. But too many choices and it kills the choice that shit. That's why I put 7 / 10.
Well I'm leaving on a crusade ;........ sorry for the monologue
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