Hand made in the USA with good ol' home-grown broom corn, Pro-Mark Broomsticks produce a sound that is between brushes and Hot Rods. You'll get more volume than brushes but less attack than Rods. The rubber bands enable you to adjust the rigidity of the bundles. This results in a highly versatile tool capable of both a soft, brush like swoosh or a full phat back-beat.
"Needless to say, I completely loved these. Among other things, I play in a small acoustic band and the results were great. As well as the obvious volume aspect, the fact I was playing with such a groovy tool meant that I played and though quite differently about my approach to the music. Buy them, borrow them, do whatever you have to do to get them, but make sure you get some!!!"
- "Hello, my name is Jack Martin and I'm proud to bring you Pro-Mark Broomsticks™ for the one of a kind drummer looking for something different. With the help of my family, we grow the broomcorn on our farm and make every pair of broomsticks by hand. This is the same material we use to make our brooms. Once the broomcorn is dried I prepare the broomcorn to be made into broomsticks. They give a natural sound on the snare drum and a smooth ring on the cymbals. Great for country, blues, jazz, lite rock - you just have to try them. Many of Nashville's big time country drummers use broomsticks in the studio."
- Drummer and broom maker Jack Martin; and his son-in-law drummer and broom maker prodigy Jack Tipton make Pro-Mark Broomsticks™. The idea for broomsticks was born when Jack and his wife, blues singer Dee Fisk, participated in a Civil War reenactment. Through researching musical performances of that day they found that bones or small bundles of broom straw taken from an old broom was often used to keep the beat.
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