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Zildjian Heavy Jazz Drumsticks  

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Constructed from U.S. laminated birch, this is a heavier than normal weight version of our popular Jazz Wood Tip drumstick. Aside from providing a very solid feel and additional durability out of the ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Constructed from U.S. laminated birch, this is a heavier than normal weight version of our popular Jazz Wood Tip drumstick. Aside from providing a very solid feel and additional durability out of the compact size stick, the material produces high-pitched tones on instruments and a super solid cross-stick sound. The stick is ideal for drummers who want a normal sized stick with additional weight and heft. The oval bead produces warm tones with a moderate amount of overtone. Great for jazz, rock and concert snare drum applications.

Constructed from phenolically-impregnated and laminated US birch.

Features
  • Category: Hickory Series
  • Length: 16"
  • Diameter: 0.54"
  • Finish: laminated birch
  • Wood type: laminated birch
  • Tip type: wood tip
  • Genre: country, fusion, hip hop, jazz, Latin, pop, R&B, rock, world
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Avedis Zildjian Company Warranty Statement

As of October 1, 2009, all Zildjian Cymbals are guaranteed against manufacturer's defects for two (2) years from the date of original purchase.
For warranty claims outside the U.S., contact your local Zildjian distributor. Click here for the international distributor locator.
Warranty Process
Cymbals that show factory defects within two years of their original purchase are eligible for examination at our factory. Zildjian experts will evaluate the damage and issue a replacement cymbal, unless it appears the damage is related to improper use or care.

If you believe your cymbal has a factory defect:
1. Contact Zildjian to obtain a Return Authorization number (RA#), via telephone: 781-871-2200.
2. Indicate the location of the damage on the cymbal with a piece of tape.
3. Make a photocopy of your original numbered and dated sales receipt.
4. Carefully package your cymbal. Include your RA# and the photocopy of your sales receipt in the box.
5. Ship the package to:
Avedis Zildjian Company
RA#
22 Longwater Drive
Norwell, MA 02061

A Cymbal will not be replaced if:
1. It has been misplayed, dropped, played with excessive force or treated abusively.
2. The center hole is worn due to improper stand set-up or abusive play.
3. The cymbal was bought second-hand or used in a lease program.
4. The cymbal has previously been replaced by Zildjian.
5. More than two years have passed since the cymbal was purchased.

Warranty Notes:
• Cost of shipping a damaged cymbal to Zildjian is the customers responsibility.
• Factory evaluations take approximately 4 - 6 weeks.
• Cymbals that do not meet the warranty guidelines will be returned to customer.
• Cost of shipping a replacement or damaged cymbal back to the customer will be covered by Zildjian.


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ZildjianHeavy Jazz Drumsticks
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Definitely not just for Jazz musicians.

I was looking through the sticks and I asked for something to help out with my blastbeats, since I'm a metal drummer. Either the guy at the counter suggested Zildjian Heavy Jazz or I...Read complete review

I was looking through the sticks and I asked for something to help out with my blastbeats, since I'm a metal drummer. Either the guy at the counter suggested Zildjian Heavy Jazz or I just picked up a pair from the stick rack, but either way, I ended up trying them out on a practice pad. Something about them fit. I've heard over and over that when a drummer finds the right equipment, it just clicks. It may not be perfect right away. I definitely couldn't do crazy blastbeats right away. However, something just felt right about these sticks. I've really only felt that way about one percussion item so far, and that was my old ride cymbal when I had an acoustic set. Anyway, these sticks have an amazing balance. They are definitely heavy sticks, but they don't feel like marching sticks. When I pick up the Zildjian Heavy Jazz sticks, they still feel small. Before I tried these out, I was playing on either Vic Firth 7A sticks or those Ahead 7A sticks (which I would never suggest buying). When I started getting into higher speed music, those light sticks just didn't seem to hold up. They felt too flimsy. They broke too often. The Ahead sticks were just a pain to hold. When I got those Zildjian sticks, everything changed. They are heavy enough to give good power. They are light enough to still offer great speed. They are big enough to not feel really flimsy. They are small enough to still offer great manuverability. I love the way they look, too. The laminated finish is gorgeous. They also sound incredible on cymbals. To be honest, I probably play the drums way too hard. When I play at my church, I tear my sticks apart. These sticks last longer than regular wood ones and they sound better longer. I'm sure you know how a drumstick sounds when it hits a cymbal after the stick's head has been torn apart a bit, right? It sounds muffled. It doesn't sound as powerful. When the stick's head is torn into a bit, it just doesn't have the same attack. These Zildjian sticks are a completely different story. It's like they've got nylon tips. They don't sound the same as nylon-tipped drumsticks, but I stand by these every day. Don't just take my word for it, though. Go pick up a pair. If they feel right, then they are right. These are the best sticks I've ever used by far and I will most likely continue using them long into the future. Heck, I just picked up three pairs! As a metal drummer at home and a worship drummer at my church (and modern worship music is based heavily on dynamic changes, which really tears into my sticks), I definitely suggest using these sticks for a strong balance of power and speed, weight and size, and durability. You can use them for just about anything besides really soft jazz.

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These sticks didn't break during the show...no they broke BEFORE the show! Brand new! To expensive for how long they last. Their thicker weight throws the 5a size off balance, but...Read complete review

These sticks didn't break during the show...no they broke BEFORE the show! Brand new! To expensive for how long they last. Their thicker weight throws the 5a size off balance, but they do sound good.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Don't let the name fool you!

By RICK CROUCIER

from Torrance, Ca.

Comments about Zildjian Heavy Jazz Drumsticks:

Even though these sticks are called "Heavy Jazz", they are not just for "Jazz" drummers. I have played drums for several decades and hit very hard. I used to use sticks made of Kevlar, because they were heavier and very durable. Unfortunately the company went out of business and I was out of luck. I checked out many different sizes and brands. Fortunately I had a friend suggest these birch sticks and I was stoked! They are heavier for their size than the average hickory or oak stick and feel great. These sticks are also very durable! I am sold!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great drumsticks for any genre

By JazzDrummer95

from Vinton, VA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Zildjian Heavy Jazz Drumsticks:

    I use these drumsticks in my jazz band class, and in my playing at home. They have a great weight and balanced feel, and are great for jazz, funk, latin, swing, rock, and metal. Very versatile for a great price.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    these sticks lasted through roughly a year worth of rehersals and on stage performances!

    By joshua c

    from los angeles, california

    Comments about Zildjian Heavy Jazz Drumsticks:

    I bought them cuz they felt good in my hand and balanced n sturdy! once i began to play they just give off a solid hit that doesnt eat into your tom heads and gives the ride and crash a solid hit and sound. i used them through rehersals and performances playing ina a melodic thrash band. these sticks give a bang for your buck!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Definitely not just for Jazz musicians.

    By Jacob

    from NC

    Comments about Zildjian Heavy Jazz Drumsticks:

    I was looking through the sticks and I asked for something to help out with my blastbeats, since I'm a metal drummer. Either the guy at the counter suggested Zildjian Heavy Jazz or I just picked up a pair from the stick rack, but either way, I ended up trying them out on a practice pad. Something about them fit. I've heard over and over that when a drummer finds the right equipment, it just clicks. It may not be perfect right away. I definitely couldn't do crazy blastbeats right away. However, something just felt right about these sticks. I've really only felt that way about one percussion item so far, and that was my old ride cymbal when I had an acoustic set. Anyway, these sticks have an amazing balance. They are definitely heavy sticks, but they don't feel like marching sticks. When I pick up the Zildjian Heavy Jazz sticks, they still feel small. Before I tried these out, I was playing on either Vic Firth 7A sticks or those Ahead 7A sticks (which I would never suggest buying). When I started getting into higher speed music, those light sticks just didn't seem to hold up. They felt too flimsy. They broke too often. The Ahead sticks were just a pain to hold. When I got those Zildjian sticks, everything changed. They are heavy enough to give good power. They are light enough to still offer great speed. They are big enough to not feel really flimsy. They are small enough to still offer great manuverability. I love the way they look, too. The laminated finish is gorgeous. They also sound incredible on cymbals. To be honest, I probably play the drums way too hard. When I play at my church, I tear my sticks apart. These sticks last longer than regular wood ones and they sound better longer. I'm sure you know how a drumstick sounds when it hits a cymbal after the stick's head has been torn apart a bit, right? It sounds muffled. It doesn't sound as powerful. When the stick's head is torn into a bit, it just doesn't have the same attack. These Zildjian sticks are a completely different story. It's like they've got nylon tips. They don't sound the same as nylon-tipped drumsticks, but I stand by these every day. Don't just take my word for it, though. Go pick up a pair. If they feel right, then they are right. These are the best sticks I've ever used by far and I will most likely continue using them long into the future. Heck, I just picked up three pairs! As a metal drummer at home and a worship drummer at my church (and modern worship music is based heavily on dynamic changes, which really tears into my sticks), I definitely suggest using these sticks for a strong balance of power and speed, weight and size, and durability. You can use them for just about anything besides really soft jazz.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AMAZING and DURABLE

    By alan

    from Edwardsville, IL

    Comments about Zildjian Heavy Jazz Drumsticks:

    I saw these sticks and loved the design. I always liked the Mangini sticks, but they were just too heavy, and the acorn tip ate my tom heads for lunch. I saw these and they felt great and sounded AMAZING on my ride cymbal, so much ping. The real test was durability. I can go through vic firth 5A's in a matter of hours, so I was skeptical about about getting such a small stick. These were just great. I've been using these sticks for 2-3 hours a day for over a month and they look brand new. Usually after I have a stick for over a week it's a whole bunch thinner in the middle than on the ends - not these. LOVE LOVE LOVE these sticks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

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    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Zildjian Heavy Jazz Drumsticks:

    I like the feel of thinner sticks, like a 5a but I prefer the sound and weight of thicker sticks. I was a little hesitant to get these because of the cost and I prefer nylon tips but I can say without doubt that these are the best stick I've ever owned. I love the weight and the way they open up a cymbal with less force than hickory.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My favourite sticks!

    By JT Drums

    from KS

    Comments about Zildjian Heavy Jazz Drumsticks:

    These sticks are great for jazz (as you might have guessed) There some of the tuffest, heaviest sticks I have ever used. They have not broken yet for me, they should last forever since they are laminated! They are just about the coolest looking sticks around also! My stick holder is full of them, buy them now!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome sticks.

    By JakeJakeJake

    from North Carolina

    Comments about Zildjian Heavy Jazz Drumsticks:

    These sticks are great. They have a heavy feel, which is actually really great once I got used to them. They are also extremely durable. I've been playing one pair for a while now and the sticks still look nearly brand new. The wood is also really good looking, in case that is important. Definitely a must-buy.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing,versatile sticks

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Zildjian Heavy Jazz Drumsticks:

    I bought these sticks several months ago, and they are some of the best sticks available. They feel heavy at first, but you soon get used to their feel.I am a pretty hard hitter, and these sticks can withstand a beating. They bounce better than Ahead sticks and last longer than travis barker zildjian sticks. Buy them now, you will LOVE them!!

    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Not just for heavy hitters

    By Blues Berry

    from Brooklyn, NY

    Comments about Zildjian Heavy Jazz Drumsticks:

    The Zildjian Heavy Jazz Drumsticks are well balanced and solid. Whether I'm driving a full band or backing up a sultry torch singer, I can easily get the right sound and projection on my cymmbals and skins. I have a few pairs of laminated Grover/E sticks that I've been preserving for years. I must say that these Zildjians provide a fuller sound on my drums. I plan to stock up on them. Nice Job Zildjian!

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