Hornets Drum Sticks

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Post Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:01 pm

Anyone have any experience with these? I needed new sticks so I just ordered 3 pairs of their 5A's off Musicians Friend because of how good I heard they were. I know someone on the board uses them, and if I'm not mistaken, it's jaundiced.
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Post Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:09 am

I bought several pairs of Hornets in the 5A size, and after the tips chip on my final two pair, I'm not getting any others. The shafts of the sticks will hold up well, but it seems as if the wood used in their sticks is fairly soft. For the money they don't hold up very well at all. I'm not a heavy hitter at all and as far as I can remember in my 49 years behind drums, these are the most fragile tips I've ever played. Here's some pictures I took of the tips on a couple of pairs. I'll stick with Vic Firth, Zildjian or Pro Marks.

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My girlfriend had a great idea. Since after the tips chip they aren't great to use for drums, but they make great plant supports.

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Post Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:01 pm

Well I haven't had them long enough to know how fast they chip, but I do know from what I've played with them, I love them. I do plan on buying again, I just wish they made nylon tipped ones.
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Post Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:19 am

Why no nylon tipped version?
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Post Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:51 pm

Great idea! Maybe it will keep the bugs off the plants? Hornets Sticks

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Post Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:41 pm

Empyrean Drums wrote:Why no nylon tipped version?


I don't know, they just don't offer it. It's the only downside to these sticks in my opinion. The ones I have have held up extremely well, and that includes the tips too. They felt perfect in my hands the second I picked them up. Unless something goes horrible wrong, I plan to endorse these sticks for years to come
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