NAMM Preview: Los Cabos Nylon Tip Red Hickory Sticks
Little by little, that humble stick maker from up north, Los Cabos Drumsticks, has managed to do something others couldn’t, by carving out a niche in a highly competitive stick market that seemed all but impenetrable. They did it by taking baby steps, calculated risks, and doing what they do well.
Take their newest model, slated to debut at next week’s NAMM Show, for instance. Building upon their unique Red Hickory line, the company has announced that it will introduce a nylon tip version in 5A and 5B sizes. A modest step forward, you might say, but a step forward, nonetheless.
But why red hickory? Producing drumsticks with respect to the environment has been one of the company’s mandates since the beginning. Los Cabos Drumsticks was the first stick manufacturer to introduce a complete line of sticks made from the heartwood of a hickory plant. The resulting red hickory line of sticks allows the company to use a greater portion of the wood from each tree harvested than any other manufacturer.