Dream Theater Drummer Mike Mangini Designed Some Wicked Awesome Sticks

Man, Dream Theater drummer Mike Mangini really knows his shit when it comes to stick design. His new “Wicked Piston” drumstick, designed with Vater, is a really interesting piece of wood – designed with specific varying weights across its’ body, rather than a consistent heavy-to-light. This makes for an “adjustable” stick that allows you to find a weight and grip that’s most comfortable to you.


There are some other cool little features on them, like the acorn tip. Check out an in-depth interview and rundown with Mangini, in which he discusses the specifics and benefits of the variable weight stick, below:

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