Zildjian ZASTR Artist Series Tre Cool Drum Sticks - Wood Tip


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 Zildjian Artist Series Tre Cool Drum Sticks

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Gearank Recommendation

The Zildjian ZASTR Artist Series Tre Cool Drum Sticks appeared on our recommended list for Drum Sticks from October 2017 until May 2021 when they had been out-ranked by other sets of sticks.


The signature sticks of Green Day’s Tre Cool are a great choice for any drummer looking for a great punk and/or rock sound.

These sticks work excellently for genres with hard, driving rhythms.

The main strength of these sticks is their short taper.

While the taper isn’t stated on Zildjian’s website, they’re definitely on the shorter side.

A short taper produces a “front-heavy” feel, which makes it easier to play loud and to play quickly. This is also helped by the sticks’ 16 1/2” length.

If you're looking for punk rock friendly drum sticks, then these should be high in your list.


  • Tip Material: Hickory
  • Weight: 2.4 oz
  • Diameter: 0.625”
  • Length: 16 ½”
  • Taper: Not Specified (Appears Short)
Although this set was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Drumsticks + Brushes & Mallets.