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Vater Hickory Drum Stick Pre-pack  Nylon 5A

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The Vater 5A Drumsticks are formed from hickory “ the most popular drumstick material. Hickory is dense and strong so it is resistant to chipping and...Click To Read More About This Product

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A great way to stock up and save on your favorite Vater sticks.

The Vater 5A Drumsticks are formed from hickory “ the most popular drumstick material. Hickory is dense and strong so it is resistant to chipping and breaking. Stronger than maple, it also absorbs a lot of shock. As a result, these sticks lessen wrist and hand fatigue while playing


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VaterHickory Drum Stick Pre-pack
 
4.6

(based on 118 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (87)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (35)
  • Functional (28)
  • Easy to use (23)
  • Improves sound (13)

Cons

  • Poor quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (33)
  • Concerts (23)
  • Back-up (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (26), Professional musician (15), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not too bad so far.

I bought these sticks for a great deal with a MF promo code. I like the way they feel in my hand. to me, they are a bit more beefy than other brands...Read complete review

I bought these sticks for a great deal with a MF promo code. I like the way they feel in my hand. to me, they are a bit more beefy than other brands in the same size. I have already split a stick right down the middle after a week and I'm not sure if this was a flawed stick. I'm not a heavy player so only time will tell if these sticks pay for themselves. With the "free shipping" offered by MF, I would first order one pack to see how you like them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

They got to improve before I buy more

I used to use Vater all the time, but in the past couple years, their quality control has really suffered. I am finding the tips of the sticks to be pitted where the...Read complete review

I used to use Vater all the time, but in the past couple years, their quality control has really suffered. I am finding the tips of the sticks to be pitted where the lathing seems to be done too quickly and without care, causing the wood to sliver and have gouges of wood on the stick bead. Almost as if they have been used for many months and are worn. For the most part, the balance of the sticks are good, but my most recent purchase had three out of four pair warped with the wood pitting. And the one pair that was great, pitched right, absolutely straight, had the worst pitting of all of them. I tried emailing Vater about the poor quality and have gotten no response.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Vater5B Hickory Drumsticks

By ludwig1889

from St Louis

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Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Great price

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Vater Hickory Drum Stick Pre-pack:

    I bought these because of the great price. I was very happy with the quality after using them. They are well balanced and very durable. They feel more dense than Vic Firth which I like.

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Terrible sticks

    By Der Trommeler 987

    from Omaha NE

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Cheap

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vater Hickory Drum Stick Pre-pack:

      terrible quality i use pro-mark hickory 5a or neil peart 747 usually but these looked like a good deal bad mistake after one week of playing they were showing the wear that my promarks would display a month after using them i will never buy these again spend a little bit more and get promark which is what i recommend or vic firth

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Uneven Weight

      By Mike

      from Hartford, CT

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      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vater Hickory Drum Stick Pre-pack:

        Like a few others in the reviews, my pack had terribly uneven sticks. The weights were TOTALLY off for all of them. I can't recall if the pairs themselves were even, but throwing them in my stick holder, it'll take me 10 tries to find 2 sticks that are remotely close to each other. This may be a bad batch, but man these are out right unusable for me.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Vater Rox

        By Rocknrolldrywall

        from Grand Junction CO

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        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Tuff Stix

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Metal Punkeverything

        Comments about Vater Hickory Drum Stick Pre-pack:

        I host a jam night at my house for friends and their friends. My gear sees lots of abuse. You can imagine some of the harder hitting novice drummers that come through here. These sticks last! Great value and the friend ships fast, so look no further for your needs.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Not too bad so far.

        By Schee-bee

        from GA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vater Hickory Drum Stick Pre-pack:

            I bought these sticks for a great deal with a MF promo code. I like the way they feel in my hand. to me, they are a bit more beefy than other brands in the same size. I have already split a stick right down the middle after a week and I'm not sure if this was a flawed stick. I'm not a heavy player so only time will tell if these sticks pay for themselves. With the "free shipping" offered by MF, I would first order one pack to see how you like them.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great deal

            By ri

            from vine grove ky

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Vater Hickory Drum Stick Pre-pack:

              bought as a gift

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              nice smooth straight strong sticks

              By skunkape

              from oak hill, wv

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              Pros

              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Vater Hickory Drum Stick Pre-pack:

                nice smooth straight strong sticks

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best deal you'll find on sticks!

                By Raptor2014

                from Fort Wayne, IN

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Vater Hickory Drum Stick Pre-pack:

                  Great deal for sticks. You will save a lot of money in the long run if you order your sticks online instead of purchasing them at a storefront. Great quality, as is always true with Vater.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  vatter hickory drum sticks

                  By tango

                  from Great State Of Michigan

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                  Pros

                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Vater Hickory Drum Stick Pre-pack:

                    Worth the Money, I would suggest buying them from anybody but Musician Friend, not pleased with company poor customer service

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great Sticks!

                    By ianebaldwin

                    from Urbana, OH

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Vater Hickory Drum Stick Pre-pack:

                      I loved these sticks. Just as good as Vic-Firth if not better!

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