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IMPORTANT DRUMSTICK CHARACTERISTICS:

SFX HICKORY

Classic Hickory / Custom Hickory
Our premium hickory sticks are the strongest, most durable sticks available. Hickory absorbs a tremendous amount of shock, reducing hand and wrist fatigue. Precisely crafted for heavy hitters…

SFX MAPLE

New England Maple Series
Rock maple is hard and strong, but less dense than hickory. It produces a light, fast-playing stick. Our secondary finish process brings out the beauty of the fine, maple grain.

SFX CONCERT

Maple & Persimmon
Five models designed exclusively for the discriminating percussionist. Exquisite design, superb balance and a great feel, perfect for concert band, orchestra and percussion ensemble playing.

SFX MARCHING

Classic & Custom Marching Hickory
Manufactured from hand-select hickory, these models are designed for competitive drum corps, marching bands and indoor performance ensembles. Considered the world’s finest marching sticks since 1982, many new models have been added to the line.

SFX SPECIALTY

Brushes & Rods
Created by popular demand, these tools are a “must have” in your stick bag!

Stick
TIP DESIGN

Critical to the overall sound that the stick will produce.

TIP SHAPE & SONORITY

Tear Drop – dark tones
Olive – full, punchy
Acorn – fat sound
Oval – broad mid-range
Ellipse – focused attack
Ball – clean, bright

SHOULDER PLACEMENT

Crucial in determining the weight distribution and rebound action of the sticks.

TAPER

Influences the behavior and response of the stick. A long taper provides more flex and a quicker response while a short taper is stiffer and stronger.

LENGTH

Affects the overall balance of the stick. Longer sticks provide greater reach and power while shorter sticks are quicker and easier to control.

THICKNESS

Determines the stick’s strength and projection. Thicker sticks are louder and more durable, while thinner sticks play faster and are more sensitive.