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Promark DC50 System Blue Marching Snare Sticks

Model # TXDC50W By: Promark
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  • Overview

    • Strong, Responsive Hickory
    • Short Tapers
    • Large Round Beads
    • Length: 16 7/8"
    • Diameter: 0.720"
    • Reversed Butt End Taper
  • Item Details

    The monstrous ProMark System Blue DC50 Marching Snare Drum Sticks have a gigantic 0.72" diameter - not only does the thickness help give the stick some serious dynamic power, but it allows for less wiggle room when using traditional grip. The large barrel-shaped beads create a dry, dark sound on the drum.

    A short taper keeps the weight of the sticks up front, and makes them last longer against rimshots. Their strong hickory construction helps too.

    System Blue sticks have been developed by Scott Johnson and the Blue Devils staff. If you're looking for a similar stick that isn't quite so huge, check out the DC51 model.

  • Specifications

    Name Promark DC50 System Blue Marching Snare Sticks
    Brand Promark
    Model # TXDC50W
    UPC Code 616022124855
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  • Returns & Shipping


    If you're not completely satisfied with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days for a full refund, store credit, or a one-for-one exchange, on nearly everything in the store. The products must be in the condition in which you received them, in the original box and packaging.

    To see instructions on how to return items, please check out our Return Policy.


    Every single order that goes out the door has a tracking number that will be emailed to you, and all of it is completely insured. Everything is carefully packed by hand - we know just how delicate this stuff can be, and how important it is to you.

    We ship from centrally-located Dallas, Texas. Howdy y'all!

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    • 3.5
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    • December 1, 2012
    • by Robert P.
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    • Micah P
    • Lansing, MI
    • Drummer (10 yrs)
    • Pros

      • Produce high pitch on drum.
      • Produce very heavy sound quality.
      • High density pairs last a very long time.
    • Cons

      • 16 7/8” length is shorter than conventional 17” models.
      • Sticks feel awkardly short.
    • 4
    • Produce huge sound quality if you get high density pairs, but feel awkwardly short.
    • February 9, 2018
    • by Micah P
    • I made the snareline back when I was in high school play these and we would end up getting very high pitch, heavy weight pairs. They produced a great heavy sound quality for a feather tapping snareline under the instructor’s requirements and made it so our taps weren’t totally lost under the excruciatingly incorrect approach of, “slam the accents and make the taps inaudible.” This is a very consistent model from ProMark and my only complaint is that these sticks feel awkwardly shorter than they are. If ProMark took this stick and made it either 17” or 17 1/4” in length, they would be perfect to my hands.
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    • David P
    • Oklahoma
    • Drummer (3 yrs), Student (3 yrs)
    • Pros

      • Great Rebound
    • Cons

      • They Chip Semi-Fast
    • 5
    • Best Marching Snare Sticks That I've Used to This Day
    • March 2, 2014
    • by David P
    • Honestly, these feel great to play with. They are heavier than the average stick, but adapting to them is very easily accomplished. Now, every person is different, but my personal sound quality shot through the roof when I started playing with these. My diddle sounded cleaner, my flams sound crisper and clearer, and they made drumming for me more fun than it already was.
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    • Eric
    • California
    • 5
    • Great sticks
    • December 24, 2012
    • by Eric
    • These sticks have great rebound and it feels fantastic in your hand. Very beefy and overall a great stick that is comparable to Vic Firth's MS5s. The only thing I disliked about these sticks are that they sound very dark and don't produce as much sound as a stick should. But if you like a heavier sounding stick, then this is the stick for you.
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    • Chris
    • California
    • 4
    • Not Bad
    • March 8, 2012
    • by Chris
    • The sticks are beefy, yes, but they produce a very dark sound for my taste. I reccommend these sticks for people who like dark sounding snares. Overall, I LOVE the feel of the sticks, but they are not as loud as a corpmaster. I suggest getting these if you like dark sounding snares.
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    • Austin
    • WV
    • 5
    • I Love'em
    • January 8, 2012
    • by Austin
    • The feel of the stick, weight and rebound are amazing. I would highly recommend these to anyone I love'em
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    • Kyle
    • Magnolia, Texas
    • 4
    • Very Beefy!
    • November 26, 2011
    • by Kyle
    • Very beefy, with a very subtle taper. For the most part these sticks feel great. The only thing I would change about them would be the beef and taper.
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    • fico
    • stockton, cali
    • 5
    • pretty koo
    • November 12, 2011
    • by fico
    • within the first week that i got them, one of my sticks broke. that didnt dicourage me tho, i got another pair and these are really comfortable. the dynamic is lower than im used to but all in all a good pair of sticks, would definately recommend.
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    • f. manzo
    • stockton cali
    • 5
    • theyre pretty koo
    • November 8, 2011
    • by f. manzo
    • i thought that their larger diameter would give them a louder sound but i was wrong. theyre comfortable and dont take too much damage from consistent rim shots which is good. overall a pretty koo stick.
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    • Parker Smith
    • Wakefield, North Carolina
    • 4
    • DC-50
    • May 19, 2011
    • by Parker Smith
    • I bought these sticks as my first pair of marching drum sticks. I had been using SD1 Generals for about a year. I had played with my friend's Hardimons by Vic Firth and instantly wanted a pair of marching sticks. I bought these and to say the least, I was quite satisfied. They were a little bit quieter than my friends Hardimon's, even though they seem like they'd be louder. I noticed that I get better balanced pairs of sticks from the Pro-Mark DC-50s than my friend gets with his sticks from Vic Firth. The bead is similar to the MS5's at Vic Firth so I was debating which to get. I got these and with no regrets. I'm going to have to give it 4 stars, only because they can get dirty quick. I had them taped down to about 4 inches from the butt of the stick. When I untaped them, there was a clear line from where they were taped and where they weren't. These are the only marching sticks in my bag.
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    • jody c
    • Fort Mill, SC
    • 2
    • just ok
    • May 11, 2011
    • by jody c
    • the sticks are beefy, but unusally quiet. not very responsive. not really impressed. they sell well though because fanboys love anything with BD on it.
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    • 1212
    • Ca
    • 5
    • Better than urs
    • February 16, 2011
    • by 1212
    • they are great sticks. they are 100% bettrer than Vic Firth sticks
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    • Recnums
    • China
    • 1
    • Worthless make them better
    • October 5, 2010
    • by Recnums
    • This is a rip off..the sticks r worthless and they r just like any other..I don't understand the difference.
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    • sfz4536
    • CA
    • 4
    • DC-50!
    • August 27, 2010
    • by sfz4536
    • Not bad at all I wasn't expecting that good of a result,they look like they produce more sound, unfortunately not the case, great sticks though
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    • Dude109
    • TX
    • 4
    • DC-50
    • February 11, 2010
    • by Dude109
    • These feel good in your hands but I've noticed they don't produce that much sound. The control you have over them is nice and at the same time they do the work for you. These don't feel like a .720" pair but they're still beefy nonetheless.