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Im confused how Todd haas used them for years, and they are just going to Kickstarter.???
The other thing I'll warn you about with these is try not to use them too much or you'll "de-train" your wrists and hands (ie regular wooden sticks feel like they're made of lead after using the Ultra-tones for too long)!Those are crazy-looking. I'd love to try a set though.
I'm assuming you were using them with acoustic drums when they broke?I tried the Lidwish sticks. We're $75 and broke almost instantly...that is what set me on the path to develop something better. And I did!
Yes, I was using them on an acoustic kit. I had e-drums in the past, but have not used these new sticks on any. They should work just fine though. These were designed for acoustic kits. And I'm dying to post the info on here...but can't just yet. I might shoot myself in the foot if I post it now.I'm assuming you were using them with acoustic drums when they broke?
I should mention that I've only used the Ultra-Tones on e-drums (with the sensitivity dialled up to account for the softer strikes) and never on acoustics so I don't know if your sticks are designed with those in mind.
Really interested to see what you've come up with!
I'll say this - they are maple, and the wood is not exposed. There is something special about the shape though - it is able to flex a little bit, delivering less energy to the drum. I've had a ton of different designs, nothing compared to this one, which was really the simplest. The key is simplicity and functionality. And these sticks tie those two things together with great playability.Very interested as well. Can you give us some construction details? are they bamboo? Great price point!
You'll be a bit less than a regular customer because they will last longer than lightning rods!! Woot!!! ProMark is not interested in these being on the market....I found out from the horses mouth....I'm sure they like how they have an expensive product that doesn't last too long, and is the only option. Not good for us drummers! Well, this drummer became fed up with those sticks and set out to create something better. Created by a drummer, for drummers!Yes please. I play praise and worship in a older church in a traditional sanctuary. I currently use ProMark Lightning Rods - they are ok, but like any other split rod type of stick, they suck tone out of everything, they are expensive, and they don't last very long.
The sooner you get these on the market, the better - if they are better than Lightning Rods, you'll have at least one faithful, regular customer.
I think they are rectangular. Not gonna work for me. The stick being round is just as important as the length, weight, and balance point. If it doesn't feel like a stick in my hand, I'm not gonna want to use it.Picture and video up!