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The Promark company was founded in 1957 by Herb Brochstein, a professional drummer and drum shop owner. Promark has always been a family business and so continues with the 2011 purchase by D’Addario & Company from Herb’s son Maury. The offices and factory remain in Houston, Texas; manufacturing hickory, maple and Japanese Shira Kashi™ Oak (Promark was the first American drumstick company to successfully market sustainable Japanese Oak) drumsticks in its modern 90,000 square foot facility.
Promark uses only un-endangered wood in the manufacturing of its sticks and mallets. The harvesting of our hardwoods is carefully controlled, with replenishment of the forest as one of our top concerns. Prior to becoming drumsticks, the wood goes through a multitude of selection and pre-finishing processes at our own mill in the mid-south, followed by rigorous inspections throughout the manufacturing process.
The Houston manufacturing team works with the state-of-the-art machinery to produce the drumsticks, keyboard and timpani mallets that are designed tested and used by top performers, educators, students and enthusiasts throughout the world.
Promark has been the sticks of choice by such renowned artists as Neil Peart, the late Elvin Jones, Ringo Starr, Phil Collins, Mike Portnoy, 9-time DCI champion Concord Blue Devils, and many, many more.
Your tone starts when your pick hits the string. We believe it's the primary driver for great tone. We are passionate about picks. For 50 years we've focused on creating picks that help guitarists like you find their perfect tone. From our first tortoise shell picks hand-made by Shoji Nakano to our just released PEI and Fibertex picks, Pickboy leads the industry in guitar pick production, materials, and technology. We invite you to explore Pickboy's world of picks and discover what many guitarists consider the secret to their tone. Many artists over the 50 years have come to depend on Pickboy for their tone, including Ritchie Blackmore, Lita Ford, Jason Becker, Tomo Fujita, and now John Mayer.