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TXR5AN - 5A American Hickory "Natural" Nylon Tip Stick
Made from American Hickory with lacquered finish
Oval shape nylon tip
Medium (14mm) diameter, 406mm length
Pitch (tone) matched and weight matched
Made in USA by Pro Mark, Texas
Choosing the right drumstick is all about feel. A stick's diameter, length, weight, type of wood, taper, tip and finish all determine the way it feels in your hand. There's a stick for every player and every style of music. To play your best, choose the stick that feels the best. After finding a size that feels good, you can confidently experiement with other models.
The diameter of a stick in your hand is the primary element in its feel. Length and weight are also important. Shorter and lighter sticks produce a more delicate sound and may require more effort to play louder. Longer and heavier sticks produce greater intensity and allow you to play louder with less effort.
Medium sticks have a diameter from 14mm. Medium in weight they are sturdy and versatile. Great for any style of music, medium sticks are the most popular size amongst players. Artists who play "M" sticks include Neil Peart, Ringo Starr, Simon Phillips and Chris Adler.
Weight, density, texture, resonance and flexibility all vary from one type of wood to another. For the best playing experience Weight, density, texture, resonance and flexibility all vary from one type of wood to another. For the best playing experience possible, choose sticks made from wood that feels right in your hands and projects the sound you want. Hickory is the most popular wood for drumsticks; resilient, responsive and sturdy. The classic drumstick feel.
The size of the tip's point of contact with the instrument determines tone and articulation. The differences can be very subtle. Wood tips generally produce a warmer sound, and nylon tips often produce a brighter, more articulate sound and are more durable. Experiment until you find the sound that you like. Oval tips produce a dark, warm tone; suited for multiple applications.
The main effects of a stick's finish are on its grip and feel. Lacquer is the choice of most drummers. Lacquered sticks are smooth to the touch. This comfortable finish helps to reduce chafing and blisters.
Houston, Texas-based Pro-Mark was founded in 1957 by Herb Brochstein. Since then the company has grown to become a leading designer and manufacturer of drumsticks, mallets, and percussion accessories. Pro-Mark products are sold in more than 115 countries around the world.
Pro-Mark tests and inspects its drumsticks many times during the manufacturing process so that you don't have to. Each pair is weight and pitch-matched to ensure quality and uniformity. When you buy Pro-Mark drumsticks, you buy with confidence. All Pro-Mark products are covered by our exclusive Performance Guarantee. All Pro-Mark sticks, mallets and accessories are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship. If an item cannot be repaired, we will replace it with an identical product. Your satisfaction is guaranteed on all Pro-Mark products.