Drum Hack: Keeping Sticks Together Don’t miss the FREE series “Mastering Ghost Notes”. Reserve your spot by clicking belowYes! Reserve my spot for the FREE series on practice Be sure and leave a comment below! 10 comments on “Drum Hack: Keeping Sticks Together” jim whitehead says: December 19, 2016 at 2:15 pm Great tip! Reply GollyRojer says: December 19, 2016 at 2:30 pm It doesn’t matter which two sticks I grab because they’re all always Promark TX5AW. Reply Bill says: December 19, 2016 at 2:33 pm Simple & effective! Thanks for sharing. Reply neil goldstein says: December 19, 2016 at 2:53 pm simple but effective, thanks! Reply Andy Charlton says: December 19, 2016 at 3:29 pm Must admit, whenever I get a new bunch of sticks, I go through them all, and find the one that feels the heaviest. There is always one that feels slightly heavier than the rest, note, not always the heaviest, balance has something to do with it, and i keep that for my left hand. i do mark it with a sharpie with a cross on the butt end, and a ring around the base of the tip. Works for me, though I do feel slightly guilty for throwing out all the work the folks at the factory have done matching them up. Reply Detlef Schönenberg says: December 19, 2016 at 4:48 pm A nice idea shared is a gift from feindly heart. Thanks for that teaching, dear Stephen. I thought wouldn’t it be nice if we drummers shwo others also that life can be simple easy and joyful by just sharing? Happy Christmas and a rolling new year to all of you. Reply Jonathan Gilliam says: December 19, 2016 at 6:19 pm With extended use of the sticks wouldn’t the mark rub off? Great idea. Never thought of that. Reply Stephen says: December 20, 2016 at 8:06 am That’s why I put the mark on the butt of the stick. Reply Pete Stevens says: December 19, 2016 at 9:20 pm Great minds think alike! I’ve been doing this for at least 10 years when I became actively playing again. I use circles, solid circles, “T”s, “L”s, “H”s, etc. and different colors. This makes them visually easier to find. I noticed the biggest difference between pairs of sticks was their weight. Reply Art boyd says: December 19, 2016 at 9:34 pm I am returning to the drums after37 years, prior to me putting the sticks down, multiple sets of stix did not exist for me. Shoot, i didnt even have a bag. Times were tough for me in the 60s/70s. Couldnt even afford replacement heads. Now that im back in buisness, the first thing i learned was to mark my stix. It is a great tip. Thanks. Merry christmas all. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me via e-mail if anyone answers my comment.