Limited Centennial Special Edition

Art Blakey Model (Temporarily out of stock)

$14.75 $25.00
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0.19 LBS
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 The Art Blakey stick


One of hard Bop's greatest exponents, master of the

smokin' press roll of death. Decades of the leading the great

Jazz Messenger bands have earned him his place in history.

 The Art Blakey model has been reproduced exactly

from his 60's stick - the longer taper and triangle tip

make this stick ideal for almost any application.


Every Bopworks stick is weighed in grams instead of ounces.

This ensures proper matching in every pair you buy.



Please note: we do not pitch pair our sticks.

For more information on this, please read this link in our blog.








25 Reviews

  • Art Blakey Centennial Model

    Posted by Dean Thurston on 11th Nov 2019


    Great sticks, as always. Impeccable service with a personal touch!

  • My Go To Sticks

    Posted by Michael Ragland on 9th May 2019


    I play a wide variety of music - From Driving Rock to Americana, Country, and Jazz. These are my go-to sticks for each. They are super tough and highly responsive - from rolls to grooves to fills

  • Art Blakey 8D Model

    Posted by na on 7th Apr 2019


    The more i use these the more i like them. Just enough girth to not feel like a small stick and the bead seems to bring out the higher overtones very nicely.

  • Art Blakey 8D Model

    Posted by N.A. on 26th Jan 2019


    This is a great stick. Due to some hand problems I need to use a smaller girth stick sometimes and this is it! This stick gets a great cymbal sound. They really pull the sound out of the cymbals and have a very good bounce like the Memphis R&B or Rhythm and Groovz. I dig 'em.. a lot!

  • Art Blakey Model

    Posted by Dean Thurston on 26th Dec 2018


    As always, great sticks & great service!

  • I've got rhythm, music, and my gal, and now I've got drumsticks, too!

    Posted by Lee Shamberg on 17th Jun 2017


    Not only did they arrive promptly and are attractive, good looking, and nice to peruse, they work!

    Who could ask for anything more?

  • sooooo good

    Posted by Unknown on 19th Apr 2017


    I think these will be the sticks I "stick" with for awhile. They feel great and they have some power behind them. Drums are solid tones and cymbals are dark and lovely. I will definitely buy a few more pairs. Thanks Bopworks!

  • Its looks are deceiving!

    Posted by Michael (Cincinnati) on 30th Dec 2015


    At first glance the Art Blakey stick can be intimidating with its large triangular bead. Fortunately, playing is believing. The rebound off cymbals is remarkable, even on thinner, lighter cymbals! The bead isn't overpowering but very articulate, making even thinner cymbals, with a lot of wash, have a decent attack or stick sound. Wonderful big band or quintet stick. You don't have to "work" this 8D, it works for you. It's milled very finely, has a beautiful finish and feels great!
    Can't say enough about this one. Another of my favorites!

  • Surprisingly beautiful sounding!!!

    Posted by Michael on 9th Nov 2015


    By the looks of the triangular bead, one would think that these sticks produced a harsh attack on the ride cymbal. Not at all! Instead the stick produces a bright clean attack while giving the player perfect balance in the hand. This is a great big band and general purpose stick!