British percussion brand, Promuco were delighted to exhibit the re-issued John Bonham Signature Drumstick at NAMM 2020 in Anaheim, California. These premium Hickory sticks are made to the same specification as John Bonham’s original ‘Trees’ from the 1970s and feature his legendary ‘acorn’ tip.
“John Bonham is a true legend, and we’re so pleased that we are able to re-issue these excellent drumsticks,” comments Alex Mew, marketing director of Promuco’s parent company, Barnes & Mullins’. “Back in the 1970s and 80s, Barnes & Mullins were responsible for distributing Promuco sticks across the UK, including the Bonham signature models. So, as the new owners of the previously long-dormant brand, we’re proud to have reached agreement with the John Bonham licence holders so that once again drummers can own a little piece of rock n roll history.. as well as use the excellent sticks to create their very own musical legacy.”
Promuco say that the John Bonham re-issue drumsticks are available from UK retailers now, and will be available in June 2020 from distributors Cardinal Percussion in the USA and B&J Music in Canada.
More information: www.promuco-percussion.com
Back in 1964, the Professional Music Company started making drumsticks in Yorkshire, England. After a couple of years of local success, a certain Buddy Rich caught on to the sticks and helped introduce them to the American market. Subsequently, Promuco sticks came to the attention of a growing number of influential drummers, and it was during mid 1970s that John Bonham had his own sticks commissioned by the British manufacturer. The rest, as they say, is history.
Original Promuco John Bonham sticks are still in great demand with even single sticks selling for thousands of dollars. An original pair of Promuco JB sticks are proudly displayed in the Hard Rock Café in Biloxi, Mississippi.
John Bonham Signature Re-Issue drumsticks are part of the wider range of Promuco sticks, rods and brushes.