MSV in-house exhibition & flea market May 24th + 25th, 2024 | 10% discount on EVERYTHING*

Drumsticks


Lots of drumsticks from leading manufacturers like Father, Vic Firth in the MSV Music Center. Several sizes from 5a to 2b, shapes and materials. The drumstick is the accessory for the drummer. But it is also often used for many percussion instruments.
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Sizes of the drumsticks

7a

light and slim, ideal for light jazz (jazz blues)

5a

light all-rounder, ideal for gentle rock (country / rockability)

5b

All-rounder for strong playing styles (rock)

2a

strong and heavy, for fast rock (punk rock)

2b

ideal for powerful heavy rock (metal)

Shapes of the drumsticks

Drops

The most common head shape, ensures a balanced tone that is constant in many playing angles, and with its large contact area it is also gentle on the heads, because the impact energy is evenly distributed

Oval

Wide mids, similar to teardrop shape

Bullet

for the slightly more special sound, small playing surface (compared to the teardrop shape) a focused, slightly less bass-stressed attack tone
Impact energy is concentrated on a smaller point -> risk of dents in the fur, defined "ping" on ride cymbals

Barrel

Also very popular, the barrel shape combines the properties of teardrop and spherical shapes, sounds balanced and is gentle on the heads

Acorn

Full, fat sound, easy to play

Nylon

Nylon heads produce a bright and aggressive attack tone on ride cymbals, extremely defined response, clear, glassy sound, significantly increased durability, a good choice for e-drums