Bopworks sticks are pitched paired and weighed in grams.
This ensures proper matching in every pair you buy.
I received these originally due to an order processing mistake, and Chris actually told me to keep these for free to try out and that they were good for quieter playing situations. In my experience, they work well in almost any playing situation where a fat backbeat isn't required, and are in fact great to play with once yoy get used to the size and way. In fact, they're downright addictive. I find myself reaching for them all the time. They have become an integral part of my toolkit. Excellent all around sticks.
I am a professional musician and I own a small venue with world class acoustics and backline. I used to modify my sticks to make them more playable at soft volumes, but no need to do that anymore. The birdland model is the best sounding, best feeling small stick out there. Every other small stick is front heavy, but these are well balanced and they feel great.
Many top tier players end up using them when they come to Timucua, including many who are sponsored by other companies! Ssssht. Don't tell anyone.
Makes my job as a recording engineer so much easier.
My only issue is that they are not always available. So I grab them when they are :-)
Oh my! I'm in love! These are small sticks but they feel amazing and my cymbals sound like a million bucks! Check these sticks out!
I’ve been using Birdland’s for 4-5 years , I like a light well balanced stick, I haven’t found any other stick that comes close. Thanks Bopworks .
Beautiful stick, light, thin, short, fast and sensitive. The long taper and quite hefty tip is a perfect match for this light stick, making for a full sound from thin cymbals without any tendency to overload them.
I have recently got my eyes opened to lighter stick choices for jazz playing, and the Birdlands are quickly becoming essential to me. The hefty tip means that you can really dig in, too.
In short: as close to stick perfection as I have got, thus far in my drumming journey.
Thank you, Chris, for making this stick available.
The multiple pairs of the Birdland model I just received are shorter and noticeably heavier than the previous pairs I have used. I don’t know why you’ve changed the design. In my opinion not for the better.
Thanks for the Sticks, and the personal message on the wrapper! Keep up the Great work!!!!!
Was hoping the sticks would be coated like in the photo with the green ink, although they arrived raw, no coating, no green ink either. The sticks are also just waaay to short for my taste. I will say that it’s cool to try and model these off of vintage sticks, for example I’ve got two pairs of the old Blue Blakey model, and they are very close to the Gretsch model, although the Gretsch have a slightly longer, skinnier taper. Although the Birdland stick is not for me I am curious to try a longer thicker model, and hope that Bopworks will return to the original way they were making the sticks, with a bit of the coating. I think that the color logo is also more classic looking.
My NEW go-to light, quiet jazz room stick ( with better action than my old "combo").