To cut your volume, just change your sticks!
Want to reduce the volume of your drums and cymbals without adjusting how you play or getting into low-volume gear? Just change your sticks. With Silent Sticks Thick-X-Grip you keep the feel – especially with the new larger-diameter shaft with anti-slip X-Grips – and the tone but cut the volume by +/- 50%. Our exclusive Dual-Twist Reflex Tip® is the magic. To cut your bass drum volume, add a Silent Beater.
Your weapon of choice for most situations: a nice thick and firm X-Grip in the size of a 5A stick gives you enough control, the Dual-Twist-Reflex-Tip from hard nylon gives you a nice attack on both cymbals and toms, so close to the sound of regular sticks, only the volume difference will give it away. Can be used on both acoustic and e-drums.
These are some websites that have tested and talked about Silent Sticks Thick-X-Grip:
Silent Percussion Sticks (ASS) – 11mm shaft
Silent Sticks Thick X-Grip (SSX) – 14.5mm shaft, hard grip
Silent-E-Sticks (SSE) – 15.5mm shaft, soft grip & tip
Scott Pellegrom Signature Silent Sticks – 16.5mm shaft and soft grip