Jared Falk of Drumeo interviews Pro-Mark and D’Addario on their manufacturing process for drumsticks – a great crossover of interests:
Some interesting tidbits:
- It’s incredible how much waste product is produced even at the very beginning of the process. (Well it isn’t really “waste” in that it’s immediately repurposed.)
- The use of pitch in a QA task – yeah, as in sound pitch.
- Even the mere fact that the process is this complicated for making literal sticks is remarkable. I’ll never complain about drumstick prices again.
Sidenote: I’ll be back soon, I promise.