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Vater Buy 3 Pair Mike Johnston 2451 Hickory Sticks Get 1 Maple Pair Free 

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Johnston's 2451 drumstick has a grip size between a 5A and 5B with a gradual taper to a barrel tip for ride cymbal definition. The gradual taper give...Click To Read More About This Product

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Great all-around design for use in any musical style.

Johnston's 2451 drumstick has a grip size between a 5A and 5B with a gradual taper to a barrel tip for ride cymbal definition. The gradual taper gives the model a fantastic and quick feel around the kit.

This drumstick pack provides 3 pair of 2451 hickory sticks with one pair of free 2451 maple sticks. The 2451 model is available in both hickory and sugar maple. The sugar maple version is perfect for lower volume and lesson room type settings, while the hickory version is the right choice for live and harder hitting performance settings.

"The 2451 is the stick I have dreamed about my whole career. This stick feels amazing in my hand and even better on the kit!"
- Mike Johnston

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VaterBuy 3 Pair Mike Johnston 2451 Hickory Sticks Get 1 Maple Pair Free
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Functional (3)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (3)
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Mike Johnston 2-4-5-1 Vater Sticks

By mcravalho76

from Kapolei, Hawaii

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Warm Toned

Cons

  • Not Heavy Enough

Best Uses

  • Good for Gigs or Practice

Comments about Vater Buy 3 Pair Mike Johnston 2451 Hickory Sticks Get 1 Maple Pair Free:

The Vater Signature Mike Johnston 2-4-5-1 stick is the perfect width and length. The attack on the drums creates a warm sound. Great articulation on the cymbals. If you like a beefy stick without the weight this stick is perfect. I do prefer a little more density in my sticks but that's just my opinion. The sticks are very well balanced and pitch match is awesome. Vater has always impressed me but living in Hawaii it is very difficult to get them until I found Musicians Friend. I give Mike Johnston all the credit for developing a great tool for our instrument.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best

By bam2944

from Iowa

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Comments about Vater Buy 3 Pair Mike Johnston 2451 Hickory Sticks Get 1 Maple Pair Free:

These sticks are amazing simply put. I use the hickory for playing on my kit and the maple on my practice pad. I go through a lot of sticks and these have held up the best. Get them hard hitter approved.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mike Johnston 2451

By Nick Cox

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Vater Buy 3 Pair Mike Johnston 2451 Hickory Sticks Get 1 Maple Pair Free:

These sticks are some of the best I've ever played with. There really isn't a thing wrong with them. The barell tip is the best in terms of a balance of good stick definition, and surface area to provide good attack on the drums. They also have a great feel in your hand. The stick tapers off toward the end, so the stick isn't top heavy like Vater's LA 5A, and isn't bulky like the standard 5B. This stick comfortably sits a lit larger in grip then then a 5A, but since the shoulder isn't so weighted, the stick definitely is much faster. The durabilty is also to be expected. To this day I haven't broken a Vater stick, and I've broken Vic Firth (which I don't like), and less often I broken ProMark (which I do like). You'll also find that the Sugar Maple stick is great too. Personally, I've looked for light sticks over the years with great durabilty, and the 2451 is great because the hickory and the maple are great due to this. The maple I can see to be a great stick for playing lighter material, but I've decided to keep them on my church's electronic kit. Vater really hit the nail on the head here, thanks Vater, thanks Mike Johnston, and thanks Musician's Friend!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great stick!

By Drumkurt

from VA.

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Vater Buy 3 Pair Mike Johnston 2451 Hickory Sticks Get 1 Maple Pair Free:

    These sticks are great! I had been trying to find the 'right' stick for myself and tried all of the 5a in different brands but when I finally found these I knew they had to be it. These are just a little bigger then a 5a in the grip but they have a long taper which makes them very quick around the kit but yet they're very durable!
    I would say the only thing I didn't really love about them at first was the barrel tip. I had been used to playing with more of an oval or an acorn shape tip but after playing with them a few weeks now I've come to like the tip a lot. The stick response is great and the tip sounds good on the ride.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Good Sticks

    By BOBO-2JTW_

    from Marion, Ohio

    Comments about Vater Buy 3 Pair Mike Johnston 2451 Hickory Sticks Get 1 Maple Pair Free:

    These are some of my favorite sticks I have used them for everything from jazz to hard rock. It is a light fast stick that allows you to move around the kit easily.

     
    5.0

    Great Sticks! Shipped Quickly.

    By JKC

    from Duluth, GA

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about Vater Buy 3 Pair Mike Johnston 2451 Hickory Sticks Get 1 Maple Pair Free:

      Great Sticks. Wish they sold them in bricks.

       
      5.0

      I CAN'T QUIT THESE!

      By AJ

      from Bermuda

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Vater Buy 3 Pair Mike Johnston 2451 Hickory Sticks Get 1 Maple Pair Free:

        From the moment I first held these sticks, I thought "if they play as good as they feel, I'm done looking any more". I've always loved Vater sticks but it almost feels like I don't have anything in my hands!! :-)

         
        5.0

        Excellent sticks

        By Carlitodrum

        from Sassari, Italy

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Vater Buy 3 Pair Mike Johnston 2451 Hickory Sticks Get 1 Maple Pair Free:

          Good wood, good balance, diameter and length right for me. Only negative is that they are well matched in weight and the weight varies greatly from couple to couple so I have to re-weight and re-pair. But I like them too! Absolutely recommended.

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