How The Anatomy Of Your Drum Sticks Affects Your Sound

In an ocean of different stick options, it can be challenging to know what you're actually looking for. What could possibly justify manufacturers making this many different drum sticks?

Turns out, a lot - every little detail of a drum stick can change its sound and feel. Some things change the way the stick responds pretty dramatically, and other details are much, much more subtle, but at the end of the day, every part of a drum stick affects its ideal usage.

That's why this guide exists! We'll look at each part of a drum stick and how its shape, material, weight, and more affect your sound on the drums.

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