To cut your volume, just change your sticks!
Want to reduce the volume of your drums and cymbals without adjusting how you play or getting into low-volume gear? Just change your sticks. With Silent Sticks Thick-X-Grip you keep the feel – especially with the new larger-diameter shaft with anti-slip X-Grips – and the tone but cut the volume by +/- 50%. Our exclusive Dual-Twist Reflex Tip® is the magic. To cut your bass drum volume, add a Silent Beater.
Your weapon of choice for most situations: a nice thick and firm X-Grip in the size of a 5A stick gives you enough control, the Dual-Twist-Reflex-Tip from hard nylon gives you a nice attack on both cymbals and toms, so close to the sound of regular sticks, only the volume difference will give it away. Can be used on both acoustic and e-drums.
These are some websites that have tested and talked about Silent Sticks Thick-X-Grip:
Silent Percussion Sticks (ASS) – 11mm shaft
Silent Sticks Thick X-Grip (SSX) – 14.5mm shaft, hard grip
Silent-E-Sticks (SSE) – 15.5mm shaft, soft grip & tip
Scott Pellegrom Signature Silent Sticks – 16.5mm shaft and soft grip
Richard A. Langley –
I use the silent sticks to rehearse in our little studio. I love them. If the rest of the band wants to hear what they really sound like with out ear monitors they are a miracle!
Leeroy Heckart –
My whole church basically made a comment the Sunday I brought them to church. That’s how much of a difference these sticks make. I’m pulling the trigger on the worship series.
Jared Ostrom –
Screw everyone who says these don’t work, YOU dont work, these sticks kick ass, and if you don’t think so, change instruments, pansy!
Paul Spears –
Just got a set and have to say after 50 years of drumming and spending a small fortune on hot rod sticks to be able to play quietly with attack and energy these silent sticks are great with a fantastic cymbal response
If you need to play at low volume you need these as an alternative in your stick bag
Nechemia Soibelman –
I never leave feed back but I got these sticks and let me tell u life changing.
Brad Hepfer –
I’ve had the sticks for several months now and really like them. I use to only play when it rained and the wife ( a former drummer and lead singer in an all girl band in the sixties) wasn’t home. No longer an issue with these sticks.
Cyrus Cariaga –
Enjoy playing with your invention especially on those days when Diabetic Arthropothy and Arthritis “creeps up”, Lol.
Thank You So Much! Aloha.
Take Care, Stay Safe
John Walsh –
These are great for rehearsal and much more responsive than some of the other ‘rod’ solutions I have tried. I definitely recommend them to drummers who need to take their volume down without changing their attack.