A: SweetBeats sticks were designed for both versatility and convenience. My patented “Duo” (double-tipped) design, which I designed many years ago, provides broader sonic dynamic range between the two tips, depending on which side is being used. While a traditional single tip stick provides one specific sound and limited sonic range, the “Duo”design caters to all types of music, from soft ballads to heavy rock music.
Aside from being double-tipped, the "Duo" design has a larger tipon one end, and a smaller tipon the other end. This makes it easy for any drummer to easily switch from various types of songs, from soft to hard-hitting tunes, with a simple flip of the sticks rather than switching to an entirely different drum stick completely. Again, versatility and convenience.
A lot of drummers also ask me about my snare sound. One of the reasons I’m able to achieve my signature snare sound (both in sound and volume combined with my feel) is because of my drum sticks. With my stick design, on the fatter tip, I purposely created a short and thick taper in order to get a stronger sound and more volume on the snare drum. This will really give you that crack on your snare! Listen to some of the hit songs I’ve worked on including “Like A Prayer” (Madonna) or “Healing Hands” (Elton John) and you will understand what I’m talking about! That signature snare sound could be achieved with these sticks! For many years, my stick design was my secret weapon on the kit, and helped me achieve the ideal drum sound and range while working with some of the biggest pop superstars in the world including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Elton John and many others.
Absolutely! With double-tipped sticks, I can never go wrong with stage theatrics including stick flips which allows me to always land on a tip (not the butt end, like you would with a traditional single-tip stick) on my drum kit. Combined with sonic diversity and both reliability and stability in stage theatrics, my sticks are a necessity and a major part of my drumming arsenal! I've been using the "Duo" design for decades now and can not go back to traditional sticks ever again.
Jonathan “Sugarfoot” Moffett