Promark ActiveGrip Mike Portnoy 420X Signature Drumsticks - 2021 report by Whydis

Promark ActiveGrip Mike Portnoy 420X Signature Drumsticks

Color:Black  |  Style:Mike Portnoy Signature The Mike Portnoy ActiveGrip 420X is among the first signature drumsticks to feature Promark’s Pate...

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Promark

(7 reviews)
Response

(5 reviews)
Balance

(21 reviews)
Weight

(11 reviews)
Drumstick

(10 reviews)
Play

(9 reviews)
Coat

(9 reviews)
Sound

(6 reviews)
Feel

(21 reviews)
Quality

(9 reviews)
Tip

(13 reviews)
Activegrip

(12 reviews)
Rock

(4 reviews)

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Reviews around promark (5.00 of 5)

  • Overall, though, the Promark Rich Redmond sticks will do what you need them to do which is bang on stuff.
  • Amazing sticks.. comes with that great Promark feel, but the icing on top is that Active Grip coating
  • These Promark R5AAG drumsticks are far more worthy of a skilled drummer's touch rather than my spastic less than talented performances with them.
  • The bad news is -- I don't think I like these Promark sticks as well as the Vic Firth 5A's I usually use
  • Also the coating on them gives a good grip which improves as they are used and the drummer gets sweaty.
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Reviews around response (5.00 of 5)

  • the Vater 2B nylon is by far more durable and better response..

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Reviews around balance (4.70 of 5)

  • Also the coating on them gives a good grip which improves as they are used and the drummer gets sweaty.
  • The tacky factor is a great feature, and the sticks are very well balanced.
  • I usually use Promark 5B sticks, these weigh a little more than the 5B but the balance is so good that you get used to it really fast
  • Very well balanced, and the weight and feel of them were amazing.
  • They were nice sticks, with an unusual finish...great balance and such, but nothing that gave her that WOW factor...until she really got going.
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Reviews around weight (4.47 of 5)

  • I like the weight and the balance of the stick just wish it had a nylon tip option
  • and I don't get as fatigue from long sessions as I
  • They have a balanced feel to them and a good weight that makes playing a pleasure
  • The grips work as advertised and the weighting is really comfortable
  • Decent weight, particularly given how "fat" they areCons:1
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Reviews around drumstick (4.42 of 5)

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Reviews around play (4.33 of 5)

  • I am a picky but reasonable musician and did not expect these to be nearly as great as they are
  • They do the trick for Rock and other hard playing.
  • She has really been enjoying the ActiveGrip technology on these sticks, especially when she is playing for a while.
  • I enjoy the feel and sound produced from these sticks when playing.
  • It is just right for me when playing shows to keep my sticks in hand
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Reviews around coat (4.33 of 5)

  • I am a picky but reasonable musician and did not expect these to be nearly as great as they are
  • These have lasted into many sessions and the tacky coat is almost invisible to the touch, but WORKS
  • I can't really comment about how this coating will react over time, like if it becomes much weaker or starts to rub off.
  • These have lasted into many sessions and the tacky coat is almost invisible to the touch, but WORKS
  • Also the coating on them gives a good grip which improves as they are used and the drummer gets sweaty.
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Reviews around sound (4.03 of 5)

  • I've been able to switch between traditional and matched grip easily with these sticks and feel like I'm getting a bright and balanced sound regardless of what I'm playing when using them.
  • I personally prefer nylon tips, which I think give a crisper, brighter sound on cymbals, but if you prefer wood tips, these are for you
  • I enjoy the feel and sound produced from these sticks when playing.
  • If you are looking for a loud, broad sound, these are the sticks for you
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Reviews around feel (3.91 of 5)

  • I was a bit apprehensive about the coating on the stick thinking it might give it an unnatural feel
  • He loves the feel of these sticks, and likes the fact that they're lighter than his old ones.
  • The ActiveGrip technology does what it says, giving a somewhat tacky feel, but it is far from "sticky" and didn't notice it getting any different as I played.
  • All in all, a really nice feeling set of hickory sticks
  • Overall this is a solid pair of drumsticks with a nice feel to them and my son enjoys playing with them.
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Reviews around quality (3.75 of 5)

  • These are amazing quality crafted sticks and I can't even begin to play with the others I have near my kit
  • She says they are great for regular play...have a nice quality feel to them...sound great and look unique and fun.
  • Also the coating on them gives a good grip which improves as they are used and the drummer gets sweaty.
  • and I don't get as fatigue from long sessions as I
  • Good quality dense wood for great action and great beats
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Reviews around tip (3.70 of 5)

  • He also likes the wooden tips and the overall look of these sticks
  • I always hated plastic tips but, good wood tips had become since the intro of plastic tips, hard to come by until now
  • Tip already broke off after playing for half hour
  • and I don't get as fatigue from long sessions as I
  • I love the feel and idea of these sticks - however, the tip flew off about 5 songs into a rehearsal
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Reviews around activegrip (3.47 of 5)

  • I like them, the ActiveGrip seems to work, high quality sticks.
  • and I don't get as fatigue from long sessions as I
  • The ActiveGrip is THE BEST, you can control your sticks and forget about sweat or throwing it away and the ActiveGrip covers the entire stick
  • The activegrip is great for longer sessions because it does get tacky when your hands start to warm up and sweat.
  • That said, when you really get going and your hands start to do what they're gonna do, the Activegrip gets just tacky enough to make holding on easier.
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Reviews around rock (1.00 of 5)

  • Our daughter has been playing drums for approximately 6 years and especially loves to play Jazz and Hard Rock...both genres that can easily make her hands swat.
  • She was so impressed with the weight and balance of these drumsticks and was thrilled to learn that they could actually be helpful for her in longer playing sessions or with some of her Jazz or hard rock sets.
  • She also plays hard rock and plays for her worship team at school...an unusual variety
  • If you're a hard-hitting rock or metal drummer, these aren't for you.

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More about Promark ActiveGrip Mike Portnoy 420X Signature Drumsticks

  • Color:Black  |  Style:Mike Portnoy Signature The Mike Portnoy ActiveGrip 420X is among the first signature drumsticks to feature Promark’s Patent Pending Technology ActiveGrip - a heat activated grip technology engineered to get tackier as drummers hands sweat and their body temperature rises - so the harder you play the stronger they grip
  • The 420X offers more power and projection erring on the larger side of a 5A at 16 ½” long
  • The oval wood tip provides a warm tonality on cymbals and drums and appeals to the widest segment of drummers.