Promark Bob Gatzen Sticks
Percussion instructor and shop owner Herb Brochestein founded Promark back in 1957, in Houston, Texas where it's still based today! Since it's first years, Promark has became a widely known stick company, being the first company to introduce Japanese Shira-Kashi white oak into the American market, successfully becoming the only company to market oak sticks in the United States, and, in 2011, they became part of D'Addario. More recently, they have chosen to use non-endangered wood and a "green" finishing process, this makes their sticks and manufacturing process safer to each of their players and to the environment!
The Promark Bob Gatzen Signature Balanced Groove Drumsticks features a wooden barrel tip and a lacquer finished hickory shaft. The elongated, unique barrel tip provides broad articulation with added projection, whilst the handle features a notch cut into it, this changes the drumstick's center of balance, offering an assisted rebound. Hickory isn't the most popular wood choice for no reason, it produces amazing resilience, responsiveness, durability and classic feel.
- Lacquer finish
- Wooden barrel-shaped tip
- Long taper
- Notch cut into handle
- Assisted rebound
All ProMark drumsticks are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA at our Texas facility to the most stringent quality controls in the industry.