Millenium 5A Maple Drumsticks -Wood-

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Not very durable
08.01.2016
I was looking for sticks that would not break the bank because I always thought that the quality of the sticks was the thing that would matter the least in terms of drum sound. Compared to choosing heads and cymbals, that might be correct. Yet these Millenium sticks have taught me that it is worth to invest a little more when it comes to sticks.

I grant these sticks feel and sound acceptable for the price. The weight is fine and they are reasonably balanced. The surface is fine as well - not too sticky, rough or smooth.

The downside is, these sticks are not very durable. To be fair, the way you play determines how long your sticks will last - but these just break much faster than all other sticks I have ever tried. It was often that I noticed by the sound of the snare and cymbals that the stick was broken early on before an actual crack was visible.

What I use these sticks for is practicing. As they don't hit any hard surfaces when using a practice pad, they do actually last quite long.

All in all, I can only partially recommend these sticks. There are alternatives (Vic Firth Nova) that are much more durable and still way cheaper than the standard models.
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Great value sticks
G-Evans, 28.04.2018
after paying the several times this price for other brands of sticks i'm glad i yet again found thomann does an alternative thats as good but at a far lower cost.

So far had none break, (i dont hit perticularly hard but i've broken sticks in the past) they chip out when playing them like an idiot on the hi hat as i some times do, just as any drum stick does but for this price i can make some cheap sawdust out of these and not have to worry about it so much. I've used other cheap drum sticks in the past that proke, tips break off, tispa nd parts of the shaft break off. Shafts crack. So far none of these have done the same.

Would recomend them.
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Pretty light, brake easily but really cheap and good for rehearsing and e drums
Grobocop, 28.02.2018
All said in the heading... Cheap, light and break easy. The weight match is also questionable. On the other hand, I use em for rehearsing because they are cheap and I like using sticks that are not chipped and since they easily brake I kinda always have a new pair in my hands. If you want to use em for gigging, have a few pairs on the side and be prepared to grab a new stick when the one you are holding brakes. I use them for e drums too. With e drums they do not brake and because they are light, they are more gentle on sensitive mesh heads and electronic cymbals.
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Fit for purpose at minimum cost
Graham1798, 23.04.2016
I use 7A sticks and was looking to convert up to 5A for certain music styles that require a bit more "beef" but i wanted the weight just above my 7A's but a tad more girth which is why i chose the Maple wood, less mass than say oak or hickory.

At this price its easy to try types out in the knowledge that if you have erred it isn't going to be a big cost factor.

I have to say the quality is good and the stick is not warped or poorly lathed/finished. I'm happy with them and why wouldn't i be? All of my hardware from stands to rack to pedals is/are Millenium.
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Keepin time
DaMusicMan, 06.05.2017
I picked these sticks up for percussion session work, not necessarily for drumming but for use with a cow bell and something to keep time in the background during a session. These sticks are well made, and for the price Lads, you simply can not go wrong even if you have a tendency to break a stick while playing.
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Snapped after 3 minutes or regular playing.
eliel, 02.01.2018
Very poor quality, even for the price. Won't buy again but then again this was exactly what the price indicated.
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Definiitely not bad after all
MaMau, 15.05.2019
Didn't expect much from these sticks...Tactile feeling, weight and balance are far from being at the top...nonetheless they are soooo cheap that you can get over it and just play with no worries if they break from time to time.
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Value for money
Neo_onE, 22.05.2019
Lowest price ever yet a valuable pair of sticks.
Wood is softer than standard hickory, and could wear a bit faster, nonetheless is more than enough to get the job done no matter what.

PRO:
Unmatched quality vs price ratio
CONS:
You have to get used to different weight and overall balance, abit less durable
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Quality material
MetalmasterLV, 19.02.2019
Used in practice and do their job well.
No cracks or splinters.
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Practice drumsticks
UniversalAntHolder, 30.05.2017
These drumsticks are surprisingly good considering their price. Other budget variants I have tried were of significantly lower quality. These are pretty straight, balanced and pairs are mostly well matched. There is some weight variation form pair to pair, but mostly not something that should concern you on a day to day basis. Their durability is not significantly lower than that of major label drumesticks, and especially not as lower as their price is. The wood has nice friction with hands (not too much), and they are not slippery (as happens with some of the low cost finishes).
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Good Cheap Sticks when used with E. Drum Kits
11.12.2015
First I would want to say that I am not in any case a professional drummer though I defend myself in live and recording situations, so I am not an specialist at all.

I use these sticks to play mainly a Yamaha DD-65 to trigger sounds in studio, some snares in folk music and also they may be used occasionally to play different percussive instruments.

They are very light, thing that I do like when they are meant to play on Electronic Drum kits because the more heavy a stick is the more power it transmits to the trigger and less dynamics are achievable.

The grasp is very comfortable and they do not tend to slip of hand also the tip is just as required nothing bad to say about that.

That being said, have in mind that these are cheap sticks that I'm sure more professional drummers may not like, I think the average user of this product is intended to apprentices, casual drummers or to be used in daily practice, they may not deliver the perfect sound or not help in hand development that much, so if you are a serious drummer think about those points, for all the rest I think that for that price you sure will be doing a good purchase.
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Good Inexpensive Drumsticks
GJK123, 15.04.2017
I needed some inexpensive drumsticks and these were perfect. I?m not a drummer but I needed some drumsticks for practicing some rhythms and other percussion. No complaints about these. They feel nice and the quality seems to be fine. Although I don?t know what they are like for heavy drumming.
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good
Ker22, 10.06.2019
good drum stick for new learner
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Cheap, good but soft
STWI, 31.12.2018
These drum sticks are very cheap and nicely finished.
The shape of the tip is a matter of preference, I like more oval shaped tips. The sticks are very light.

However, maple is a very soft wood for drum sticks so the sticks get damaged pretty soon when paying acoustic drums, especially cymbals. I recommend for paying E-drums since they're light but for acoustic I recommend hickory or hornbeam sticks since these will break or wear soon.
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Solid drumsticks
Hews, 09.08.2017
I started using these for practice only but have since gigged with them, the solid maple sticks gives great feedback and isn't too jumpy on the return stroke. very good value for money.
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not great
Ginovdw, 25.01.2019
i mean what did i expect when buying 2 euro drum sticks.
the work but dont sound good
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Millenium 5A Maple Drumsticks
James007, 28.05.2013
These are good beginners sticks for use on electric drums. Of course they could be used on acoustic kits bit in my experience they don't last very long - probably as they are maple and not hickory like pro sticks. Kids will be fine with them on acoustic kits as they don't tend to hit that hard but hard hitters will probably break them in a song or two!

Handy as spares, back up pair or warm up sticks. Especially good if you or you're child have a habit of leaving sticks behind as they are so cheap.

I've bought a lot of these for my students to use on the electric kits and they've been pretty good. Most of them are completely straight and of similar weight. They do tend to get stain marks from sweat though. I think this is because they don't have any laquer on them.
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Used to be good
tla, 04.02.2015
I've been a huge fan of these sticks for a very long time as I never understood how people felt ok to pay 10EUR for a pair of sticks and these were fine and lasted just as long as others.
However, I don't know if there has been a dip in quality but recently I've been smashing 2-3 of these per rehearsal. I don't think my playing style has changed yet these sticks don't seem up to the task anymore.
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Not good
djstathis, 26.02.2019
What did i expect from 2 euros sticks. Its not awful thought. Dont use it on electric or acoustic set you will break them :P I use them only at my practice pad.
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OK for the price
26.05.2016
Ok sticks for the price, They do break easily, but for the price you can;t go wrong.
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average
David D. 133, 27.06.2014
I purchased two of these ''Millenium 5A Maple Drumsticks'' with a ?5 Thomann voucher I got from doing a review to use on my electric kit. Because the price fell just short of ?5 Thomann sent me an email saying they were sending me 3 pairs for that price, (Another reason I love Thomann - Excellent customer skills) Unfortunately these stick aren't quite as excellent, I broke my first set within 15 minutes playing. Maybe this is just down to the wood, workmanship in cheap products, MY own heavy playing and having been playing on hard plastic electric pad's. I'm not dismissing these completely as I've had no experience with these sticks on an acoustic kit but in the future I will pay the extra ?10-up per set for quality.
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Dmitrii, 24.11.2017
Good student sticks, simple and durable, bought a few pairs for students. The price corresponds to the quality.
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Nice
TimeCode, 25.01.2019
Got them in bundle with millenium mps-150.
Great for me, well built.
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Standard
Degsy, 11.05.2017
I bought 2 pairs for my daughter who is beginning to play drums. They are fine for starting out
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Great for e-drums
Antonis A., 09.06.2016
I use them for e-drums with mesh heads, so there is practically no wear on the drumasticks! They play nice and have an ok grip.
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Millenium 5A Maple Drumsticks -Wood-

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