Mike Mangini’s Wicked Piston

Mike Mangini’s Wicked Piston
"This stick does everything you could possibly want it to do. It's not your ordinary stick. It is balanced, it is powerful. This is the Wicked Piston!" - Mike Mangini
 
 Mike Mangini’s new unique American Hickory design starts out at .580” (1.47cm) in the grip and increases slightly towards the middle of the stick until it reaches .620” (1.57cm) and then tapers back down to an acorn tip. Mike’s reason for this design is so that the stick has a slightly added front weight for a solid, consistent “throw” and transient sound. With the extra length, you can adjust how much front weight you’re implementing by slightly moving your fulcrum point up or down on the stick. You’ll also get a fat sounding rimshot crack from the added front weighted taper. 
 
 “It is almost funny to me that it took over 4 decades to come up with the idea to shape a stick pretty much backwards so that significant weight is adjustable on the fly. At home I don’t have adrenaline, so I choke up on it to lighten it a bit. On tour, I need an increase in weight, so I just choke down per my feeling that day.”

Length-16 3/4" | 42.55cm
Grip-0.580" | 1.47cm
 

Mike Mangini’s Wicked Piston
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SKU:VHMMWP
Price: $8.95