Every Bopworks stick is weighed in grams instead of ounces.
This ensures proper matching in every pair you buy.
I switched to playing only Bopworks a few years ago and quickly landed on the Birdland as my model of choice. I use them for combo jazz and, perhaps surprisingly, for big band. The tips sound great on my cymbals, especially when I'm going for the slightly trashy old sound on my ride. The lighter weight compared to my old sticks gives me a lot more room to play - I can hit really hard without overpowering either my quartet or big band.
Reminiscent of "pencil - style" sticks of the 1950's. Light-sounding on drums and cymbals, nice ride sound. Probably more sturdy than they feel when you first pick them up; still, this is a stick for light jazz trio in a night club for listeners!
I recently ordered a few pairs of Bopworks sticks. These are quality sticks! They feel great! Very smooth! What also struck me was how the sticks were perfectly matched to weight and pitch! Even other companies "pitch match" give different sounds when striking a surface. The birdland model is very light weight... too light for me but I wanted to compare. Nonetheless a high quality stick!
These are really beautiful sticks, well balanced, nice finish, and very light in the hand. Playing with these is almost like getting new drums and cymbals: the sound is much different than with heavier sticks and I'm enjoying the variation. Also, the cross-stick sound is terrific. I can play all day and night with these sticks and my hands and arms feel great. Hope these remain available for many years to come. Thanks, Chris!
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.