Promuco John Bonham Signature Re-Issue Premium Hickory Sticks
Back in 1964, the British Professional Music Company started making drumsticks in Yorkshire, England. After a couple of years of local success, a certain Buddy Rich caught on to the sticks and helped introduce them to the American market. Subsequently, Promuco sticks came to the attention of a growing number of influential drummers, and it was during the early 70s that Zeppelin’s powerhouse, John Bonham had his own sticks commissioned by the British manufacturer.
From that point on, Bonzo’s ‘Trees’ - as he called them – banged the skins of hundred of kits, creating an era-defining, iconic sound that is still revered by drummers around the globe.
Promuco’s John Bonham sticks were available to buy through to the mid 1990s as part of the Promuco range, until the company ceased trading and manufacture in the early 2000s. January 2020 saw the re-issue of these iconic sticks under the original Promuco brand, now in the ownership of the original British distribution company, Barnes & Mullins.
Made to the same exacting standards as the 70s versions, Promuco’s re-issued signature JB sticks conform to the same weight and dimension profile as the much sought-after originals and feature the legendary ‘acorn-shaped’ wood tip.
Sticks played by John are now highly-prized artefacts of rock’n’roll history with a pair on prominent display in the Hard Rock Café in Biloxi, Mississippi. Occasionally, original used drumsticks will still surface at auction houses with some selling for thousands of pounds.
Pro Solo Price £12.00 A Pair
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