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Vater Xtreme Design Drumsticks Wood 5A

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Made to meet the demand of drummers seeking models between the very popular Vater Power 5A/5B sticks. Well balanced, weighted, and responsive....Click To Read More About This Product

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Made to meet the demand of drummers seeking models between the very popular Vater Power 5A/5B sticks. Well balanced, weighted, and responsive.


SPECIFICATIONS
  • XD-5A 16-1/2"L 580"D
  • XD-5B 16-1/2" .610"D
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VaterXtreme Design Drumsticks
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)
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    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The only stick I'll trust

I've been switching drum sticks since I started playing drums; I could never find what fits me best. I would break Vic Firths and Pro Marks really fast, due to my hard hitting,...Read complete review

I've been switching drum sticks since I started playing drums; I could never find what fits me best. I would break Vic Firths and Pro Marks really fast, due to my hard hitting, and would need several pairs of backup sticks just for one show. I heard a lot of buzz about Vater sticks so I gave them a try before our show opening for Molly Hatchet. Once they came in the mail, I immediately noticed the strong, heavy feel to them; they felt a lot tougher than the Vic Firths I was using. Sure enough, they lasted the entire Battle of the Bands and then us playing again that night to open for Molly Hatchet without a single chip or crack. Four months later I still have the same pair of sticks that I have used for several shows and practices. If you want a stick that can sound good and take a beating, I suggest Vater Xtreme Designs.

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Great, but probably better with wood tip

I play percussion in high school pep band and I have a tendency to play pretty hard. Once I saw these sticks I decided to get the 5A with a nylon tip. At first...Read complete review

I play percussion in high school pep band and I have a tendency to play pretty hard. Once I saw these sticks I decided to get the 5A with a nylon tip. At first I was thoroughly impressed with it's durability and they were easy to control as well. That was until I hit a crash cymbal and then the tip split in two and flew off in two directions. I will probably buy another pair of these but probably with a wood tip.

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5.0

AMAZING STICKS!

By TayerPlayer

from Cincinnati, Ohio

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Comments about Vater Xtreme Design Drumsticks:

I like to go to the big display of sticks at Sam Ash a lot and just pick random sticks to try out, i came across these and have stuck with them. They hold up EXTREMELY well and i am a very hard hitter. No other stick have held up like these, they slowly chip away, of course. But, they don't split or break easily at all. As a couple other people have said, they are perfect length and are easy to manuever with. Awesome sticks.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The only stick I'll trust

By TommysGunDrummer

from Mountain Home, Arkansas

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Price
  • Great Feel
  • Great Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Vater Xtreme Design Drumsticks:

    I've been switching drum sticks since I started playing drums; I could never find what fits me best. I would break Vic Firths and Pro Marks really fast, due to my hard hitting, and would need several pairs of backup sticks just for one show. I heard a lot of buzz about Vater sticks so I gave them a try before our show opening for Molly Hatchet. Once they came in the mail, I immediately noticed the strong, heavy feel to them; they felt a lot tougher than the Vic Firths I was using. Sure enough, they lasted the entire Battle of the Bands and then us playing again that night to open for Molly Hatchet without a single chip or crack. Four months later I still have the same pair of sticks that I have used for several shows and practices. If you want a stick that can sound good and take a beating, I suggest Vater Xtreme Designs.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Buy these!!!!

    By zach benning

    from Ohio

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    Comments about Vater Xtreme Design Drumsticks:

    I have these in 5A Nylon tips. They are very durable, I've used the same pair for 4 months and they are still going! I love the look and feel of the sticks. A great buy.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Sticks On The Planet!!

    By Nicholas Willoughby

    from Morgantown, KY

    Comments about Vater Xtreme Design Drumsticks:

    The guys at Vater really know their stuff; Hands down the best sticks on the planet!
    These sticks are awesome! Great feel, great balance, superb sound on bell, great for stick tosses, and last forever. I started with Vic Firth then Pro Mark Then Regal Tip and now Vater and let me tell you, these Xtreme Design sticks cannot be beat!!
    These sticks don't just break spontaneously, they wear and if you've been playing very long at all you know what i mean. They last a good while and I'm a heavy hitter.
    Price is great

     
    5.0

    These are fantastic!

    By Vicki

    from Michigan, eh.

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Vater Xtreme Design Drumsticks:

      My Husband goes through at least a dozen and a half sets of sticks in a year. He is a heavy hitter on his drums, just his style. His normal favorite has been ProMark, however, the last few purchases I've made for him, that brand has just shredded and split after a few practices. I thought I would try a different brand and landed on these - and he loves them! This is the second purchase and they don't split, so they last. The wooden tips have a nice ping on cymbals, and they are able to punch through four amps cleanly.

       
      3.0

      Great, but probably better with wood tip

      By tdrum17

      from Hillsboro,WI

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      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Durable Taper
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • Faulty Nylon Tip

      Best Uses

      • Miscellaneous
      • Practicing

      Comments about Vater Xtreme Design Drumsticks:

      I play percussion in high school pep band and I have a tendency to play pretty hard. Once I saw these sticks I decided to get the 5A with a nylon tip. At first I was thoroughly impressed with it's durability and they were easy to control as well. That was until I hit a crash cymbal and then the tip split in two and flew off in two directions. I will probably buy another pair of these but probably with a wood tip.

       
      5.0

      Durable Durable Durable and Durable too.

      By KEBWEBS

      from Plymouth, MA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Nicely balanced
      • Nice Tone
      • Super Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vater Xtreme Design Drumsticks:

          I've tried so many different sticks it's not funny. There is always something I don't like about every stick. Until now! These Vater XD's are well balanced with some nice tip options. If these sticks are made from Hickory, it's some special Hickory because these things hold up like no stick I've ever used. I'm thinking Vater must soak the wood in epoxy or something because they don't fray, chip or break. Just small dents where they are struck but none of the typical chipping we're all used to. They also weigh a little more than typical Hickory but I find the weight completely forgivable thanks to the outrageous durability. Typically I kill a pair of sticks in two weeks. I've been using my XD Warriors for a month and they are nowhere near destroyed. In fact they look like most sticks after just a few hours minus the corrupted chips. I have found my sticks! Thanks Vater...

           
          5.0

          What I was looking for

          By Punkin

          from AL

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          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Loud With Little Effort
          • Nice Weight And Balance
          • Perfectly Straight

          Cons

          • None Noticed

          Best Uses

          • All around
          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Vater Xtreme Design Drumsticks:

          These sticks have a little heft to em I didn't know if I'd like it but I do. Just choke up for fast runs or stretch out and play loud with little effort.

           
          5.0

          AWESOME!!!

          By theBoyking

          from Hamilton, AL

          Comments about Vater Xtreme Design Drumsticks:

          These sticks are awesome! Great balance, perfect length and they hold up like a champ! I'm an active drummer, who plays all styles of music, and these sticks have been put through the ringer. I bought a brick of these sticks in 2007 and I'm still using the first pair! Get these sticks!

           
          5.0

          Vater is the S.....tuff

          By ZildjianFenderLove

          from St. Peters, MO

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          Comments about Vater Xtreme Design Drumsticks:

          I've been playing Vater for years now after wondering why I haven't been playing them my whole life. Vater's Xtreme Design sticks are the perfect funk/rock stick. They are big, yet you can still play flowing fills and chops. They are loud, raw, but still sound good for jazz & melodic music. These twigs are a great buy, and if you don't play Vater now, you will after playing one or a few different pairs.

           
          5.0

          Great sticks!

          By ThunderPop

          from Hot South Texas

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          Comments about Vater Xtreme Design Drumsticks:

          I bought these hoping they would feel good and get a good response and boy was I satisfied. They're light and just feel natural and wouldn't use any other. I prefer 5B nylon tips. Absolutely lov'em! What a hit!!! Get yours today.

           
          5.0

          Perfect Sticks!!

          By Sir Oaf

          from Lake Oswego, OR

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          Comments about Vater Xtreme Design Drumsticks:

          I've owned these sticks for about one year now and I'm SO glad i've chosen and stuck with the 5A- Xtreams. One feature that got me sold was how well they are balanced. They almost have that feel weightlessness when you play. They are very solid, can withstand days of use before breaking, and the varnish coating seems very easy on the hands. Great set to play hard and or soft with because they are well balanced. You can also do wonderful cymbal swells with these sticks too, and there awesome on the ride! High hat play feels very smooth and even, because to me, your not constantly trying to find an even weight with other sticks. I also love the length of these sticks!! Definitely try a pair of sticks to try out!!

           
          5.0

          Review

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Vater Xtreme Design Drumsticks:

          Great stick! I used to play the Vater power 5A model, but that broke too much. This is a step up. More durability and a smoother more even weight (a little heavier) but thats the way I like it. It's well worth a try.

           
          5.0

          These sticks will not let you down

          By Clip271

          from atlanta, Ga

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          Comments about Vater Xtreme Design Drumsticks:

          I have always played Vater Drumsticks for over 2 years now. I have played the DSK's for ever it seems, but I've tries these for studio. They are alot easier to carry around my large set, Though I still use the DSK's live. I think these sticks will be noticed for what they are, and that is rock solid.

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