I have been getting a lot of questions about drum sticks and what works for that individual. It is so hard for me to answer that question because it varies based on the drummer. There are so many different drumsticks out there and each serves a different purpose. So instead of me thinking about every type of different type of drum stick for each person, I have included as many good videos that I could find on what is working for drummers.
If you are new to drumming then I recommend that you try different types and sizes of sticks out there. The cheapest way to find what works for you is to go to your local music store. There is usually a variety of different drumsticks that you can hold and look at. Also, there is usually knowledgeable staff there that can answer questions for you. If you have advice that helped you, please comment in the section below. As a community, we can create an amazing resource for others.
Guide on How to Pick the Best Drumsticks
This video is fantastic for pointing out the different sizes of drumsticks and picking the correct drumstick for your venue. If you are playing in a smaller venue it will be a better idea to play with a thinner stick. Another key point is the drum tip and when you want to use a plastic tip.
Generall video on different drumstick sizes and what is common in the market. This is a great general video on drumsticks and what will work for you.
If you are brand new to the drum set, this video is for you. It gives you some great starting places on what to get and the different brands that you can expect to find. Great video to watch all the way through.
This is a great video on how much to spend on drumsticks. Does it matter how much you spend and is it worth getting the best? Over time you will find that you will find drumsticks that perform just as well as some higher end offerings.
Final Thoughts on Drum Sticks
I hope this article has given you a better idea of what drumsticks are available to you and what you will look for when purchasing a pair. Again, each and every person will find something that works for them. As you play the drums, you will find that your sticks will change over time. There is no need to stress out about this, pick a pair and start playing. Have fun and comment below if you have any questions.