Diameter: .560" Length: 16" Tip Material: Wood Tip Shape: Other Handle Material: Birch Promark Hot Rods are a Promark original, copied by others, but never equaled. Made of premium select birch dowels, these rods provide an excellent consistency and feel. Nineteen medium premium select birch dowels Diameter: .550" Length: 16" Smooth grip for easy playability Unique wrap near the neck provides a tight sound with just enough texture and improves durability All Promark drumsticks are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA at our Texas facility to the most stringent quality controls in the industry http://www.promark.com/pmProductDetail.Page?ActiveID=3917&ProductId=171&productname=H_RODS_Hot_Rodsmore
An absolute must have for me. Along with regular drumsticks I keep mallets of several different types, brushes, & Hot Rods. Only sad thing is that they never last that long. Doesn't matter. I'll always keep a couple sets in my stick bags.
There are so much more texture in playing drums of any kind when you get creative with it. Be it the option named above or- one of my favorites- Bowing the head of a drum. The options hardly stop there so go get weird on some drums if you feel like it. So much fun.