How Beginners Choose Drumsticks Part 2
Dec 21, 2018

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Model articles

  The model of the drum stick is mainly divided into 5A, 5B, 7A according to the diameter and length (the number represents the size, the letter represents the applicable music style, the larger the number, the smaller the size of the drum stick), in addition to these three models, there are some non- Standard model drum sticks.

  Not every model is particularly easy to use. The size of each hand and the difference in strength between boys and girls will create a different choice. So be sure to pick it up and try it yourself. Can you control it? Don't use too thick drum sticks. People with stronger strengths don't want to use drum sticks that have no quality in their hands. These are some common common sense problems.

  The 5A is a standard model, and the X5A is an extended version of the 5A. It has a higher center of gravity ratio than the standard 5A and other features of the 5A drum stick.

The 5A-2M is 0.25 inches shorter than the X5A. The same 5A standard diameter. However, the head is shrunk to an ellipse, and a soft R degree is applied to the half of the hitting surface of the head to make the tone warmer.

  5A-2 is changed to an elliptical head on the basis of 5A. Plus the R degree of the shoulders changes. The feel is similar to that of the 5A, and the sound is more rounded than the traditional 5A.


5A-1 was changed on the basis of 5A. The vertical angle of the head is more obvious, and the high frequency performance of RIDE is more prominent. The performance on the snare drum is more expressive.

The 5A-1M is an extended version of 5A-1.

The 5A-G is a round head version of 5A.

5AN is a 5A nylon head version


Taro shape

Taro is an important part of the drum stick and most directly affects the percussion sound. The skull has a sub-shape and a sub-material. The most popular and common ones are the following:

Tear Drop - As the name suggests, this head has a teardrop shape and is the most common shape of the head. It can better show the bass effect of the cymbals and drums.

Barrel - This stick looks like a drum that provides a rich tone. Its performance is very comprehensive, suitable for high volume performance, often chosen for studio drummers.

Round - This round head is divided into large and small. Compared to the previous two heads, the head has a smaller face, so it sounds brighter and has a higher pitch. And if you're using a large round stick stick, you'll get a bright but "flat" sound.

Oval - This is a very popular club head, especially for diversified drum kits and marching drums. It produces very wide, full-bodied sounds with different oval lengths. Come to different strengths.

Nylon - This kind of head has a variety of shapes (even new shapes are introduced every year), but in general it is mainly teardrop-shaped. Nylon heads have some advantages over wooden club heads. The wooden club head is gradually damaged as the drum and the cymbal are played, and the wood fiber is corroded. The result is a very "soft" sound.

Of course, you need to play for a long time to get this effect, but it does happen. With a nylon club head, there is no "deterioration". In the past few years, the problem with nylon club heads has been nothing more than shedding or cracking, but with the strengthening of nylon materials and adhesives, this problem is almost non-existent. Some drummers really like the crisp, bright sound of nylon sticks. And some people like their "elasticity." On the contrary, some people do not like nylon club heads for the same reason.

There are also a few heads that have been introduced in recent years, including arrowheads, Taj Mahal, reverse teardrops, and hybrids—just a slight difference in the head section—others include some more vague types. Such as diamond, semi-acorn and rollover.

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