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Drumsticks as advanced as your technique.

Ahead Drumsticks are truly ahead of their time. Ergonomically tuned handle diameters. Precision alloy core provides negligible weight and balance variations. Super-hard replacement polyurethane covers protect both sticks and gear. Vibration-reduction system reduces hand fatigue. Aluminum drumsticks with replaceable nylon sleeves.

Features
  • Ergonomically designed handle
  • Precision alloy core
  • Super-hard polyurethane cover
  • Vibration-reduction system

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Drumsticks Specifications:

  • Tapers: Uses ST (Short) Tapers / Covers
  • 16" Long, .540"Dia., .030" Wall, Medium Taper
  • Replaceable nylon sleeves
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4.6

(based on 39 reviews)

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Impressive Control and Balance

These drum sticks are the real thing. They are durable, and they fly in your hands. Their extra lenght allows you to move around the kit with ease. Their plastic casings seem unreliable...Read complete review

These drum sticks are the real thing. They are durable, and they fly in your hands. Their extra lenght allows you to move around the kit with ease. Their plastic casings seem unreliable but I have had these sticks for 2 1/2 years and still haven't changed the casings. I recommend these sticks to whoever that wants to take the drums seriously.

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Ahead sticks cracked 3 cymbals and broke 1 stick in 2 months

Used Ahead sticks(5a), cracked three cymbals after one month, then broke a stick in half.

Used Ahead sticks(5a), cracked three cymbals after one month, then broke a stick in half.

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5.0

Ahead Drumsticks

By Jim Gayler

from Eufaula, AL

Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

I have used these type of sticks for over a dozen years, and love them. My last pair sprouted legs and went on a walkabout, I suppose. They're light, fast, and have a positive feel. They give me control over nuances and I think they are a great addition to the drumstick world.

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3.0

Broken?

By Steven Riedel

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

After only a few gigs one of these sticks actually broke!! I was under the impression that they were "unbreakable", so much for that. It broke under the outer casing so it went limp while I was playing! I am not a heavy hitter and have been playing for over 40 years. I am giving these a 5 out of 10 but only because one broke. Except for the break I really like these sticks. I own 2 pairs (now 1 1/2) and use them most of the time. I use these on rock or louder gigs and still use wood on lighter or jazz gigs. They have a real "pop" especially on the snare and tom rims. The feel is different but when you get used to it they feel great. Very evenly matched! I would still recommend these sticks anyway. I will now have to look into getting the broken one replaced and hopefully that will not be too big of a hassle.

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4.0

Perfect Use

By Michael Tjandra

from Los Angeles, California

Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

The 5A Ahead Drumstick are a bit heavier than the Vic Firth 5A hickory drumsticks, but they provide much more durability and control. Although these drumsticks can be slippery, you might lose control and the drumsticks will fly out your hand. Ahead Grip Tape is recommended. The Ahead Drumstick is perfect for less vibration to your hand, and it is 7x more long-lasting than normal drumsticks. You won't need to worry about your sticks breaking or splinters because these sticks are made of a super-hard polyurethane cover. Well worth the price, you won't need to buy anymore drumsticks after you got these.

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5.0

Awesome sticks!

By victorious

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

Love these sticks! I use them on electronic and acoustic drums and love them on both! they have great balance and durability. I like the feel of them too. When I pick up my wood sticks, I just want to go back to my ahead sticks! They are awesome! I was a little leary of trying them, but very glad I did. They seem very well made and like they will last a long time. I like the fact that you can replace the covers and tips for very little money.

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3.0

Only for real agressive music...

By Al

from Boston

Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

This is a steel stick covered with plastic, i know they look great but you are actully playing with steel drum sticks, if you are not into metal and things like that theyll end up in a trash can. Besides they are pretty heavy and after a few songs your fingers will hurt.

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4.0

i like the ahead sticks

By Max

from israel

Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

The ahead drum sticks are very strong and good looking ( my opinion )

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4.0

AWSOME!!!!!!!!

By Zach-9R58m

from Ohio

Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

Wow these sticks are insane!!! They are a bit pricey but they are worth it. They last forever. The reason I gave it 4 stars is because I was playing and a stick just snapped...but my hand hurt wen it happened...i think I had an extremely weird headshot on my snare...just a fluke...dont really need to write much, other ppl are telling the truth...they rock!

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5.0

AWESOME

By Sean M.

from Scottsdale, AZ

Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

OMG THESE STICKS ROCK! THEY AREN'T HEAVY YOU DUMBASSES! GET THESE STICKS!

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5.0

How can you NOT give it 5 stars?!

By Kevin Brown

from Battle Ground, WA

Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

What can I say but that there's simply NO WAY you won't love, cherish, and admire these sticks. When it comes to sticks, something we man-handle day in and day out and break and crack and mangle, what better investment can you make than in a quality product that lasts? That's what I figured over 5 years ago when I bought my first and only pair. Sure I have other sticks for different purposes, but these have always been, and will always be my favorites. And if I ever actually need to buy another pair due to failure, I'll eat the broken ones, 'cause I just don't see that happening. The only thing I would add is that after a certain period of playing, the grip gradually wears off the handles and becomes a little hard to hold onto, so....... get some Ahead stick tape to go with it and rock on!! My Credo: * Respect your gear and it'll respect you *

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5.0

the greatest drumstick ever!

By Hamm

from Tennessee

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The ahead drumsticks are the best thing I ever invested in drum wise. They feel awesome and have what seems like no vibration, unlike wood sticks. I will probably never buy another set of wooden sticks again.

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