‘Classic English’ Shaw Sticks
Responding to drummers’ ever-changing tastes in stick styles and designs, the UK’s Shaw Sticks has announced a new range of Classic English Model wood tip sticks. The new sticks have been designed following a complete re-tooling at Shaw, bringing them even closer to the original UK production sizes from the 1960s. Models come in E, C, C Plus, 5A, 5B and Super Soul styles and are made of 100 per cent US hickory.
Explaining the launch, Shaw says that the C and C Plus sticks are very widely used by traditionally-minded players looking for a vintage style and feel and that the company worked closely with Shaw users, including Ian Mosley from Marrillion and Don Powell from Slade, to get the designs exactly right.
The E sticks, meanwhile are very light and follow a surprise increase in demand which the company says has been growing rapidly over the past 12 months. Shaw adds that the company is not offering nylon tipped versions of the traditional styles at present, due to a continuing fall in demand from players for nylon tipped sticks..