Bopworks 40's Swing Classic
Faithfully recreated from the exact model 40's stick
played by one of Swing Music's greatest drummers*.
The Swing Classic captures the sound of the 40's
with its the traditional triangle tip and taper.
Versatile, perfect for the Jazz trio up to big band.
Relive the 40's with sticks that helped define the music.
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, please read this link in our blog. https://www.bopworks.net/blog/to-pitch-or-not-to-pitch/
*The initals "GK" might give a you a hint.
I like the classic 40's for their length (long) and width (small). I play hard rock to brushes, and these lightweight sticks allow me to control my dynamics over a broader range. The longer sticks make it easy to go around the toms while maintaining balance for double bass work. Sticks are a little slippery, but nothing a little sandpaper cannot take care of. I am trying to find a historical drummer who played with 17" sticks in the hope that you would make a pair :) Very pleased, with product & customer service !
As a Bopworks artist, I had not played the Classic '40's up until now. I'm a West Coast user for most of my Jazz playing and an Art Blakey user for Big Band playing. When I tried the '40's last week, the response off the cymbals was more amazing than I had imagined!
These sticks are a beautiful gap filler between the West Coast and the Art Blakey Sticks. At 16" long and with that magical taper, they provide a rebound beyond most other sticks on the market, which makes you sound cleaner and faster than you had before.
The Classic '40's will be in my stick bag from now on along with the West Coast and Art Blakey sticks. They ARE that good!
Great product, exceptional customer service!
This swing model is the best pair or sticks that i have used in 20 years, soon it will order two more pairs,-and i hope also to try the new Art Blakey model.
Thank you Bopworks!