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« on: November 20, 2006 07:11:29 AM »

Drum sticks (stix) for Drummers...

I want to make them in the same style as my knitting needles and crochet hooks (you can see what I'm talking aobut by going to allstix.etsy.com or www.allstix.com)

I'm sure I can apply the same method to drum sticks. Do you think drummers would like them? I don't know any to ask!

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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2006 03:57:37 PM »

I think that these would be cool drum sticks, but I'm not a drummer. Tongue Maybe you could find some drummers on myspace?  They have a lot of lesser known bands and you could probably get feedback from some of them. 

« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2006 04:31:49 PM »

I can't see any pictures (if you had some up) or prices.

The only thing that I know about drummers and their sticks are that they break a lot. I dated a bass player in a R and B band and their drummer used to break at least one a show.

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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2006 10:51:48 AM »

Oh, shoot - that's a great idea! Maybe you could dip them in resin so they'd be extra strong or something. I would contact some local bands and see if their drummers would be interested, and check out some local music shops, too. The market research is soooo easy on this one.

I would think, even if a drummer breaks a lot of cheap sticks, they would be more careful and use a cool set of sticks like yours sparingly, or heck - just collect 'em!

« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2006 10:17:20 PM »

well i'm a bit of a drummer ( i dont have a kit...yet  Tongue) and that seems like a really cool idea!
the only thing is protecting the paint. Even when you're sort of trying not to wreck them, drumsticks get hundreds of dints (sp?)  in them. I would be really worried that the paint would chip off. But other than that, i think patterned sticks would be awesome!
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2006 04:02:02 PM »

My son is a drummer, and he belongs to his school band and a friend's garage band.  I would love to surprise him with some beautiful stix like these....I agree that it would be difficult to protect the paint....  Maybe keep the tips "natural" and just do the shaft part....my son usually wraps his sticks with electrical tape to keep them stronger....maybe making the TAPE the decoration.  Good luck!!
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2006 09:17:07 PM »

I'm going to try and get a pair made this week. I've got the perfect  patterns in mind! Now try to imagine these patterns on drum stix.....

I think I'll start with the Tattoo Flames first. I put a protective sealant over the paint and all...kind of like a glaze. I'm not sure what kind of beating it can withstand so I'll let my DH test them out first. He has his drum kit set up in our garage. He's into the idea of patterned drum stix, but not sure if it will work out.

I'll keep my progress posted on this thread!

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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2006 06:36:47 AM »

Those are really cute, what a clever idea!

I've done a little drumming and I was just thinking you might want to consider the sound the sticks will end up making...I donno, this is a website that might give you some ideas
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