Created and maintained by Ken Rodenas


 

ZZ Top was formed by Billy Gibbons (guitar), Dusty Hill (bass) and Frank Beard (drums) in 1969

in Houston, TX. In 2003, this little ol’ band from Texas was inducted into the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame and in 2007 they were honored on VH1 Rock Honors. Their music and their legend speak for themselves. This reference guide of ZZ Top guitar picks and drumsticks is my little way of saying "thanks" to Billy, Dusty and Frank for a soundtrack that's lasted a lifetime.

 

All of the drumsticks shown on this page are in my personal collection except for the few described in white. As you can see, I am getting very, very close to complete! I am very interested in obtaining these sticks if you or someone you know have them to offer!  Feel free to contact me if you have one of the ones I need!

 

By no means do I consider myself to be an expert, and indeed there are some significant gaps, especially in the early years.  So feel free to drop me a line if you have better or additional information.

 

And before you even ask...no, none of the items are for sale!

 


 

pre-1982

1970's drumsticks

 (I only have one of these. I'm looking for a mate to it.)

 

 

1983-84 ELIMINATOR TOUR

Eliminator Tour drumsticks

 

 

1985-86 AFTERBURNER TOUR

Afterburner Tour drumsticks

 

 

1987 PACIFIC &

1990-1991 RECYCLER TOURS

Pacific, Recycler Tour drumsticks

 

 

1994 ANTENNA TOUR

Antenna Tour drumsticks

 

 

1996 CONTINENTAL SAFARI 

& 1997 MEAN RHYTHM TOURS

Continental Safari Tour drumsticks

(I only have one of these. I'm looking for a mate to it.)

 

 

1999-2000 XXX TOURXXX Tour drumsticks

 

 

2003 BEER DRINKERS AND HELL RAISERS

 & 2004 SUMMER TOURS

Mescalero Tour drumsticks

 

 

2005 WHACK ATTACK TOUR

Whack Attack Tour drumsticks

 

 

2007 HOLLYWOOD BLUES TOUR

Whack Attack Tour drumsticks

 

2008 EL CAMINO OCHO TOUR

Whack Attack Tour drumsticks

 

2009 DOUBLE DOWN LIVE & 2010 SUMMER & 2011 REBELS AND BANDOLEROS TOURS

 

 

 


 

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Please contact me if you have any ZZ Top drumsticks that I do not have!

Email address: krodenas@fuse.net

 

 

 

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