Promark Shira Kashi Oak Drumsticks

Grown in the mountainous regions of Japan, Shira Kashi Oak is harder than hickory, providing for a more durable and longer lasting drumstick. Oak are not the most popular stick material but are still the choice for many thanks to their durability and excellent articulation.

Selling Points

  • Sturdy feel in players hand

  • Harder and more durable than hickory

  • Excellent ride cymbal articulation

  • Good for heavy hitters

Direct Competitors

  • Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak

Different Stick Models

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  • 2B

    • standard diameter for the heavy hitter

    • great general purpose stick (rock, pop, country, etc)

    • Short, quick taper for a more forward balance with less rebound


  • 5A

    • best-selling stick for all styles of music thanks to its well-balanced weight and length

    • Medium taper for balanced response and rebound


  • 5B

    • standard diameter for the heavy hitter

    • general purpose stick for rock, pop, punk and pop

    • perfect for when a 5A is too small and a 2B is too big

    • Medium taper for balanced response and rebound


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  • 7A

    • standard diameter for players that enjoy a light and short stick

    • great for Jazz and other styles of play where low volume is appreciated

    • Medium taper for balanced response and rebound


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  • 707

    • 5A diameter with a long taper, making it fast and responsive

    • The Ed Shaugnessy (big band drummer formerly of the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson) signature model has a large round wood tip provides a bright, clear and loud tone that is articulate on cymbal bells


  • 727

    • diameter between a 7A and 5A with a slightly longer length

    • medium taper and oval tip make a great middle of the road stick


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  • 747 Neil Peart

    • Designed by Neil Peart of Rush

    • Classic 5A diameter, but is longer and features a thicker taper

    • Perfect stick when more volume is required


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  • 777

    • Shorter and beefier taper

    • Forward balance with excellent sound on cymbals

    • Large round wood tip provides a bright, clear and loud sound that is articulate on cymbal bells


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  • 808

    • longer taper and large round tip which allows for articulate ride cymbal work, as well as articulation on cymbal bells

    • Long taper for fast and responsive rebound


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  • JZ

    • 7A-style diameter with a long, thin neck for a fast and responsive rebound

    • Perfect stick for jazz

    • The oval bead produces a dark, warm tone that is suited for the most intricate ride cymbal work