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Has anyone used these sticks?
They seem good, but are expensive.
Wondering whether they are worth the extra money.

ProMark Drum Sticks - Classic Forward 747 Drumsticks - FireGrain For Playing Harder, Longer - No Excess Vibration - Lacquer Finish, Oval Wood Tip, Hickory Wood
 

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I bought a few pair when they first came out. I was looking for wood tip sticks that would have more durable tips. The tips did hold up better, and the shoulders did as well. YMMV.
 

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They held up good, but they left marks on my coated heads. That's not a deal breaker for me, but it might be for others.
 

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I have only played a couple pairs. Never broke any of them, whittled the shank of one of them to almost a toothpick and it still hasn't snapped. Vibrates less than your average Promark stick. Reminded me for some reason of what Vater sticks feel like.

Promark has pretty much lost me with their stick prices(and their ability to delete all of my favorite models from their line up)
 

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Not particularly.
The OP included this: ProMark Drum Sticks - Classic Forward 747 Drumsticks - FireGrain For Playing Harder, Longer - No Excess Vibration - Lacquer Finish, Oval Wood Tip, Hickory Wood

To have been clear, my comment should have been: "What does that even mean...no excess vibration?"
 

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The OP included this: ProMark Drum Sticks - Classic Forward 747 Drumsticks - FireGrain For Playing Harder, Longer - No Excess Vibration - Lacquer Finish, Oval Wood Tip, Hickory Wood

To have been clear, my comment should have been: "What does that even mean...no excess vibration?"
I have no idea. That is the description that Promark provided.
 

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I like my cymbals too much to use wood that hard. When it comes to aggressive playing, something has to give and I'd rather it be the cheapest link in the chain.
 

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I have them and like them a lot, I have theirs with a sticky something on it, so, they don't slip out of your hands...But I'm not good enough to be a good adviser on that, I like the Gadd and the Weckl sticks too and they are different...And never break one...as never break any of my sticks too...
 

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Yes I use them …. There’s some underneath ready to go , and in my stick bags … the 747 won’t break on the body , shaft or neck - the stick is stronger in those area’s , but the tip seems to have a stiffer hit making it chip quicker ,, but does give you a harder ping if that’s what your looking for.

Leaves marks on heads and cymbals during your first day or two of use , then this phenomenon typically stops.

Hopes this helps.

Love using all different sticks , adore Promark!

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