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Music Gear Review: Promark by D'Addario Rich Redmond ActiveGrip 595

The Rich Redmond is one of the first signature drumsticks featuring Promark's patent-pending ActiveGrip. The ActiveGrip 595 sticks are coated with a heat-activated grip technology that causes the sticks to get tackier and stickier as player’s hands sweat and their body temperature rises.

The thin lacquer layer does not add extra weight to the stick and ActiveGrip doesn’t stick to your hands, clothing or transfer to cymbals or drum rims.

Rich Redmond’s ActiveGrip 595 is a 5B oval- shaped hickory stick with a standard 16-inch length and a .595-inch diameter with a 2-inch taper. The short taper and classic oval 5B wood tip gives this stick a well balance, front weighted feel for optimized power and speed.

A pair of Promark by D’Addario Rich Redmond ActiveGrip 595 sticks sells for $19.


BARRY RUDOLPH is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com