This article is from the Electronic and Computer Music FAQ, by Craig Latta Craig.Latta@NetJam.ORG with numerous contributions by others.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (K. Richard Pixley) Newsgroups: rec.music.synth
Subject: great sticks for midi pads! (Wam-Rods) Date: 29 Dec 91 16:44:35 GMT
If you use midi drum pads, run, don't walk, to your nearest phone book
and start calling drum and music stores. You are looking for
something called "Wam-Rods". They should run you $6-8 a pair. They
are translucent softish plastic drum sticks, in several colors. The
BIG win is that they do what they claim to do, which is put the bounce
back in plywood feeling midi drum pads. They also seem to be a little
easier on the pads themselves. I'm not really a drummer, but I don't
play my pads with anything else any more.
The only drawback I can see, is that unless you get the clear ones, or
one of the dark colors, they look awfully "pop"ish.
Disclaimer: I have no material connection to any of the commercial
organizations connected to Wam-Rods (tm) (patent pending) other than
as a happy materialistic consumer.
ps, I like the piss yellow ones best. :-).