Zildjian ZASTR Artist Series Tre Cool Drum Sticks - Wood Tip


94 out of 100. Incorporating 125+ ratings and reviews.

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 Zildjian Artist Series Tre Cool Drum Sticks

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Our rating of 94/100 is based on analysis of 125+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

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.


  • Tip Material: Hickory
  • Weight: 2.4 oz
  • Diameter: 0.625”
  • Length: 16 ½”
  • Taper: Not Specified (Appears Short)

These are a no brainer for fans of Green Day's Tre Cool, and a favorite of many who play similar punk rock music styles. Young drummers and students are well represented in positive reviews, most of them are very happy with how easy this stick plays. There are many reports from those who use these on electronic drums with good results.

There a few who question the sticks' longevity, but they are far outnumbered by those who are satisfied with the amount of use they got from their Tre Cool sticks.

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

Although this 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.