Every drummer is different. Some of us get sweaty hands when we play, and some of us don’t. Some of us use traditional grip, some use matched. Some of us even get blisters, and some of us don’t. So why are we all using the same sticks?

The amount of different stick finishes and coatings that everyone offers now, it’s almost too much choice to choose from. You want to choose and get the grip and feel that’s perfect in your hands, but where do you possibly start?

This is what Top Tip is all about. I’ll be breaking down the very best and the very worst from stick size, curvature, finishes, price, tip, coatings and most importantly, feel. Each week there will be a review from one tip to the next, and it’s going to get sweaty…