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Vater Hickory Drum Stick Pre-pack Wood 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 120 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (89)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (36)
  • Functional (29)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Improves sound (14)

Cons

  • Poor quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (34)
  • Concerts (24)
  • Back-up (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (26), Professional musician (16), 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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      See all my reviews

      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

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                    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!

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Buy!!!

                      By SuburbinVermin

                      from Undisclosed

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                      Comments about Vater Hickory Drum Stick Pre-pack:

                      These sticks have some weight to them, but I go through sticks pretty fast... They hold up well and for the price it's too hard to beat, great deal!!!

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Cheap factory 2nds

                      By Malibu

                      from California

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                      Comments about Vater Hickory Drum Stick Pre-pack:

                      These sticks are usually very good. I don't know if I just got a bad batch, or if this is a blow out on crappy sticks. The weights of these sticks are quite varied, but worst of all they are lighter than they should be. Lighter as in "cheap sticks". This is the only bad review I've ever given anything I bought here. You'll get what you pay for. Nothing worse than having a bunch of drum sticks you'll never use.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great sticks

                      By Tama-Drummer-19

                      from White Cloud, MI

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                      Comments about Vater Hickory Drum Stick Pre-pack:

                      I have been using these since I started playing, roughly 6 years ago? Anyway, I haven't ever had a problem. I prefer the nylon tips, since the wood ones chip. I mostly play Metal, and through the 6 or so pairs I've been through since I started, I've only had 1 break pre-maturely. They can hold up to heavy hitting/playing til they wear REALLY thin. I was alittle frustrated they take so long before breaking - because I refuse to start on a new pair til the ones I'm using are unplayable anymore. These things are very well worth the money.
                      I have been using these since I started playing, roughly 6 years ago? Anyway, I haven't ever had a problem. I prefer the nylon tips, since the wood ones chip.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Best sticks.

                      By David Hatcher

                      from yo mamaville, planet x

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                      Comments about Vater Hickory Drum Stick Pre-pack:

                      These sticks are the most comfortable sticks ive ever used. i picked up a pack of the 5Bs and they are just beautiful. if you take all the sleeves off and just chuck them in your gig bag, any stick you grab matches with the other. the feel of these sticks are perfect and the quality of vater sticks are always the best. with this pack, your getting a great deal and you wont have to worry about sticks for weeks, months, or years.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Amazing

                      By Drummer

                      from Oklahoma

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                      Pros

                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Vater Hickory Drum Stick Pre-pack:

                        These sticks are amazing. I was previously sponsored by pro-mark, but i recently switched to vater. These are way cheaper and last much longer. I was going through a pair of japanese white oak in less than a week. These will easily last me 2 weeks or even more in some cases.

                        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        OK

                        By ACE

                        from HOLLYWOOD, FLA.

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Pros

                        • Functional

                        Cons

                        • Poor Quality
                        • Splinters

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Vater Hickory Drum Stick Pre-pack:

                        SPLINTERS !!!

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        AWESOME!!

                        By SamWidrick

                        from Watertown, NY

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Vater Hickory Drum Stick Pre-pack:

                          Before I switched to Vater i used Pro-Mark for about a week in which I broke a half dozen sticks, but since I changed to Vater I've broken only two in about a month!!...so far the best sticks i've used!

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Awesome sticks, awesome deal!

                          By Scott

                          from Coral Springs, FL

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Vater Hickory Drum Stick Pre-pack:

                              Best sticks on the market! Vater makes the longest lasting sticks!

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Great prctice sticks

                              By Timbo

                              from Ocean City, MD

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Functional
                              • Good Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Practicing

                                Comments about Vater Hickory Drum Stick Pre-pack:

                                These sticks are straight and have a good feel. Maybe not solid enought to count on for a concert. Great for practice and a Jam session. highly recommend all stix from musicians friend. the promark & Ludwig stix they sell are the best I've used. 35 years and still rocking. Thank you for a gauranteed great products.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Honestly some of the best sticks

                                By Kenny

                                from Knoxville TN

                                About Me Professional Musician

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about Vater Hickory Drum Stick Pre-pack:

                                  I use the 5B and i am in love i have played 2 concerts and 1 practice and have not broken one pair

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