Promark TX420N Mike Portnoy Hickory Signature Drumsticks - Nylon Tip


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Promark TX420N Mike Portnoy Hickory Signature Drumsticks

Gearank Recommendation

The Promark TX420N appeared on our recommended list for Drum Sticks from May 2021 until August 2022 when they had been out-ranked by other sticks.


Mike Portnoy is the co-founding drummer of the American progressive metal band, Dream Theater.

His signature sticks are slightly smaller than 5A's in diameter with a 747 style taper providing a fast and responsive feel.

These have a nylon tip for a brighter, more-articulate cymbal sound compared to wood tipped sticks.

These sticks are great for versatile and technical metal players who prioritize speed and articulation above all else.


  • Tip Material: Nylon
  • Weight: 1.41 oz
  • Diameter: 0.531"
  • Length: 16 1/8"
  • Taper: Medium
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options which you can see in our guide to The Best Drumsticks + Brushes & Mallets.