I like this stick because you can be subtle with it. It draws a nice sound out of the cymbals.
This stick would be nice if it were offered in a longer size, say about an inch. It would enable one to play with a bit more power/velocity when called upon. Nice product-thanks.
Hooked, Awesome feel and response, Light but have a HUGE bite when needed!!
Bopworks is the best sticks I have ever played! It has made my hands feel amazing. I'm playing the Birdland model and 40's Swing Classic and they are both perfect in every way.
These tools really help me bring the best out of my playing...I'm very impressed.
Drum sticks are a very personal choice for a drummer. Switching to new sticks can be traumatic, especially for a jazz drummer who tries to play with some sensitivity.
I recently purchased a pair of your Birdland sticks and I couldn't be more pleased with their performance.
The length and weight of the Birdlands make them feel like a natural extension of my hand and arm. The balance and diameter provide excellent control. The hickory tips bring out the best sounds from my cymbals.
These sticks have brought a new dimension to my playing and enhanced my drumming experience.
At first I thought that the sticks would be way too light for any
Forceful sound. Boy was I wrong! The response of the Cymbals
was so clean and clear and the rimshots were sharp and crisp.
And the response was the same at every volume!!!
I tell anyone who cares to listen about them and I ask for them all the time from retailers (but I'm very pleased with being able to buy from you direct.) I'm dying to try the West Coast and really hope you will make those available again. I can find some really nice sounds out of my cymbals with these and they are super durable. There's nothing else out there that comes close! Thank You!
I play with several small amatuer swing groups. We have fun. Bop Works sticks are my stick of choice for these settings. I have great dynamic control, from soft to loud!! The vintage style heads and cymbals I play sing with Bop Works sticks. And, I love the feel of Bop Works sticks in my hands.
The range of models gives me a sense of how that classic jazz sound was created !! Mel Lewis was noted for his dark rich sound -- just like I get with the Mel Lewis model. The Art Blakley is dynamic, with power in reserve. Each of the models I've used open a door to aspects of jazz history.
These sticks make your kit sound better and give you a much broader dynamic range than any stick I've found so far. And I think they actually improve with wear and tear as the tip whittles down. I keep old ones on deck when I need a quick change in cymbal feel/touch and sometimes play with one old, one new stick.
The weight and balance of these sticks is second to none. Trying to use other sticks after this is like going back to ball point pens. Become a stick snob like me. You know you want to.