Drum Hack: Keeping Sticks Together

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10 comments on “Drum Hack: Keeping Sticks Together

  1. jim whitehead says:

    Great tip!

  2. GollyRojer says:

    It doesn’t matter which two sticks I grab because they’re all always Promark TX5AW.

  3. Bill says:

    Simple & effective! Thanks for sharing.

  4. neil goldstein says:

    simple but effective, thanks!

  5. Andy Charlton says:

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. Jonathan Gilliam says:

    With extended use of the sticks wouldn’t the mark rub off? Great idea. Never thought of that.

  8. Pete Stevens says:

    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.

  9. Art boyd says:

    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.

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