Professional Drum Sticks in Maple | Drum Art
100% Handmade in Italy
Pair of bulky but light-weight handcrafted chopsticks. Full-bodied in grip and sound, they allow you to unleash great power without fatigue.
The rebound is optimal. On cymbals, the sound is full-bodied and powerful.
Wands carefully matched according to weight and sound response.
Drum Art drum and percussion drumsticks are professional instruments carefully manufactured in Italy. We are aware of how decisively the baton influences the sound generated by the affected musical instrument; it has its own timbral and dynamic qualities that make it in turn a complementary musical instrument.
We have designed a rich selection of models that vary and complement the classic types of drumsticks because, whether they are used for drums or percussion, we understand them as extensions of the hands of the player, and for us everyone should be able to find the one that best suits them, their playing, their instruments, and their musical genre.
Each wand is designed with the aim of achieving maximum linearity and uniformity between the handle, body, neck and tip. In doing so, we met the important need of every drummer for durable and strong drumsticks by choosing to enlarge the tips of each model by a few tenths of a mm over the standard.
Drum Art’s handcrafted drumsticks make use of a number of mechanized steps, optimized on a case-by-case basis, fully consistent with the sartorial concept of the product. A special lathe, built in Italy especially for our company, performs rod smoothing during the turning process.
The timbers used in the construction of the drumsticks are Hickory and American Maple, both seasoned and first-grade. However, wood is a natural material, and its characteristics fluctuate within a range of possibilities. Therefore starting from the raw lath, each future rod goes through 5 selective steps during the production process that determine its qualities. It is an indispensable chapter because it is of absolute importance to be able to pair the rods harmoniously.
Let us briefly look at the 5 selective steps:
1. Pre-processed wood is divided by weight.
2. After turning, the perfect integrity of the wood and the absence of warping are verified by the process of rolling each rod.
3. Next, the rods undergo pitch suitability testing before moving on to polishing and printing.
4. After processing, the rods are weighed again and divided into weight bands that differ by 2 g from each other.
5. Finally, the drumsticks of the same band are paired by sound and packaged with the cardboard case.
We are pleased with our innovative technology, which is the result of research and knowledge gained from two decades of working with drummers around the world, but most of all with the passion we put into this project. Satisfied, but as good craftsmen we know that everything is perfectible, so our intent is to improve endlessly.
Our drumsticks are made of seasoned, top-quality wood. We use the essence of Hickory, which is the most widely used for drumstick making because of its density, hardness and strength characteristics, and American Maple, which is highly valued for its softness and lightness.
There is a huge variety of drumsticks on the market, and choosing is not an easy task. For us, the drumstick is a complementary instrument to the drum, and we understand it as an extension of the musician’s hand. That is why it must fit like a glove, and in order to choose, one must touch and try it on the instrument. In general, the alphanumeric classification frames the type of wand, then the following remain to be evaluated
weight, length, material, neck line and tip. In a nutshell, a long baton has a greater hitting radius and thus releases more power and can be wielded at more heights; a short baton is more agile and maneuverable and has a faster rebound; a pronounced tip will have a firmer ping on cymbals and a more controlled rebound, a smaller tip softer and a faster rebound; finally, the neck also affects the balance, rebound and volume of the rimshot.