When sticks are too loud and brushes are too soft Hot Rods are the perfect balance. The original Hot Rods…what more can we say! Imitated by others, but never equaled. Pro-Mark started a trend when we introduced the original Rods®. Over the years, other companies have tried unsuccessfully to duplicate their unique sound and feel. Voted one of the top 15 percussion products of the last 25 years, the Rods family produces a lower volume than sticks, but more attack then brushes…perfect for a variety of applications. When regular sticks are too loud, and brushes are too soft, Rods are just right. Handmade in the USA of select birch dowels.