Drum stick selection – 5 Essential Facts (2021 – Updated)
Choosing which drum sticks to use can be slightly confusing when you are a beginner drummer. Different weights, lengths, compositions, and tips can make the decision unnecessarily tricky. Don’t worry – we are here to help! Your drumming buddies, celebrity drummers, and drum teachers will indeed all have a view on their favorite brands, stick weights, and features. Still, the most important thing to consider is what is comfortable and suitable for you, and this article will help identify some… Read More
Should drum sticks break? (2021 – Updated)
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
Video Blog Episode 8 – Should drum sticks break?
Aside from natural wear and tear, the most common cause of breaking drum sticks is a simple gap in technique. How you hold your sticks, how tight you grip them, and how hard you hit can affect their lifespan. With the average cost of a good pair of sticks being around $15, accidentally breaking them can become expensive. In this video blog, Simon discusses how being aware of technique can prolong the life of your favorite pair of sticks. Be… Read More
Video Blog Episode 7 – Which drum sticks should I use?
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