There are so many drumstick options on the market and it can get overwhelming at times. I got a chance to sit down and chat with Elijah Navarro from Promark about all things drumsticks. We dive deep into everything from the significance of the number (5, 7, 2, etc) to the tip, taper,and balance and how all of the elements effect the way the sticks sounds and feels in your hands. Elijah also explains the entire process of how a drumstick is sourced, harvested and steps that go into actually making the stick. After listening you have a complete understanding of what to look for in a drumstick and how you can get the most out of your instrument.
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