Pro Mark Original Hot Rods
When sticks are too loud and brushes are too soft Hot Rods are the perfect balance. The original Hot Rods…what more can we say! Imitated by others, but never equaled. Pro-Mark started a trend when they introduced the original Rods. Over the years, other companies have tried unsuccessfully to duplicate their unique sound and feel. Voted one of the top 15 percussion products of the last 25 years, the Rods family produces a lower volume than sticks, but more attack then brushes…perfect for a variety of applications. When regular sticks are too loud, and brushes are too soft, Rods are just right. Handmade in the USA. The Hot, Cool, Thunder, Lightning, and Kick Rods are made of select birch dowels. The Rocket Rods are made of bamboo dowels while the Stealth Rods are made of nylon bristles.
- Length: 16"
- Material: Birch with wooden tips
- Great for skiffle and early RnRReview by Phil
I use these, along with Cool Rods and Broomsticks, in the skiffle/rockabilly band I play in. On a single snare, used instead of brushes, they give a slightly sloppy snap which sounds not unlike the drum sound on early Elvis or rockabilly records. Good for matching the lower volume of the band in small venues.
be aware if you like playing vigorously you'll get through a few of these as the outermost rods will snap off at the ends. (Posted on 03/02/2017)