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Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks 7A Nylon

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OVERVIEW

Great for electronic drum pads too!

These Zildjian drumsticks are a consistent favorite for its medium sized dimensions and teardrop bead. Developed in conjunction with noted vibration authority, Sims Vibration Laboratory, Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks contain a patented feature that effectively reduces key vibrations. By reducing the amount of vibration present in the struck stick, the Anti-Vibe drumstick is easier to play and more comfortable for many players, than standard sticks. The stick maintains it's conventional lacquer finish and appearance, while the vibration absorption technology is contained out of the way, inside the butt-end of the stick.

Anti-Vibe drumsticks are also great for use on rubber electronic drum pads and practice pads due to the vibration caused by these impact surfaces. the stick feels like you are hitting its sweet spot on every stroke.

FEATURES
  • Category: Anti-vibe series
  • 5A dimensions:
  • Length - 16.5"
  • Diameter - 0.585"
  • 7A dimensions:
  • Length - 15.5"
  • Diameter - .525"
  • Trigger dimensions:
  • Length - 16"
  • Diameter - .59"
  • Finish: natural
  • Wood type: hickory
  • Tip type: nylon tip
  • Tone: MT
  • Genre: country, fusion, hip hop, jazz, latin, pop, R&B, rock, world
  • Skill level: advanced, beginner, expert, intermediate, professional
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ZildjianAnti-Vibe Drumsticks
 
4.4

(based on 35 reviews)

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    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (3)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (17)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Functional (14)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Novice (4), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Helpful with CTS

Being recently diagnosed with CTS I am a sad camper. I decided to try these sticks out and have seen about a 25% IMPROVEMENT of not getting numb during shows or afterwards. The rest...Read complete review

Being recently diagnosed with CTS I am a sad camper. I decided to try these sticks out and have seen about a 25% IMPROVEMENT of not getting numb during shows or afterwards. The rest has to do with technique, bracing myself, and warming up.

Unfortunately when they break, they break. At $10+ a pair that gets expensive and usually I can only get 2-3 gigs out of them before they are toast. I often add electrical tape around the stick or grab some stick wrap for extra protection and shock absorption. It takes time to get used to the hardened exterior and the light weight of the core but after awhile it becomes second nature. Do I like the feel as good as standard 5A hickory? No. But I do what I have to, to help with my condition.

Take care of your hands!! I can't stress this enough! Warm up, use proper stick technique, and take adequate breaks! Drink enough water to hydrate your body! If you are having issues, remember to take Ibuprofen before AND after shows or practices. 800mg. And ice AFTER, not BEFORE you play. This will allow your muscles and nerves to properly heal and rest. Happy drumming!

VS

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I have never used drum sticks as bad as these. Never mind the rubber plug falling out I couldn't use them long enough to see how the durability is. These sticks are great if...Read complete review

I have never used drum sticks as bad as these. Never mind the rubber plug falling out I couldn't use them long enough to see how the durability is. These sticks are great if you don't want to know you are even hitting the drums. They reduce the vibration so much they don't even rebound off the drum head. I can see where these would be a value to someone who's hands can't handle the constant vibration.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Helpful with CTS

By Wooooooo

from South Dakota

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Pros

  • Absorbs Shock
  • Easy Sticking
  • Functional
  • Helps With Cts Numbing

Cons

  • Almost Uneven Rubber Core
  • Expensive
  • Hard to find
  • Odd-feeling Weight
  • Takes Time To Get Used To

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

Being recently diagnosed with CTS I am a sad camper. I decided to try these sticks out and have seen about a 25% IMPROVEMENT of not getting numb during shows or afterwards. The rest has to do with technique, bracing myself, and warming up.

Unfortunately when they break, they break. At $10+ a pair that gets expensive and usually I can only get 2-3 gigs out of them before they are toast. I often add electrical tape around the stick or grab some stick wrap for extra protection and shock absorption. It takes time to get used to the hardened exterior and the light weight of the core but after awhile it becomes second nature. Do I like the feel as good as standard 5A hickory? No. But I do what I have to, to help with my condition.

Take care of your hands!! I can't stress this enough! Warm up, use proper stick technique, and take adequate breaks! Drink enough water to hydrate your body! If you are having issues, remember to take Ibuprofen before AND after shows or practices. 800mg. And ice AFTER, not BEFORE you play. This will allow your muscles and nerves to properly heal and rest. Happy drumming!

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Zildjian Anti-Vibe 5B sticks

By Stephen Stairs

from Maryland

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Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

Excellent hickory wood with less shock to my hands. Like i said earlier, i would love to see these dipped as well as the other WONDERFUL dipped sticks that Zildjian makes. Anything that Zildjian makes is Quality ! I use their sticks, cymbals & cymbal case and have been delighted with all their products. Would love to get a set of their ~ A Custom Cybal Set w/ their Mastersound 14" Hi-Hat set to make all my cymbals sound musically great together. It will happen !!!
I have been using Zildjian drumsticks fo a long time. Until recently, i have been using 5B dipped because they feel wonderful in my hands. I have severe carpal tunnel in both of my hands, and recently had surgery in my left one. This has not stopped me & will not until i can not hold them anymore. So i bought these Ant-Vibe sticks to see if they would help cause they were suggested by my cousin that has been playing for twenty some years. They were AMAZING ! I play in the Worship band at our church "The Bridge", and practice every week in my garage for a few hours. My hands and fingers did not get tingle or get numb the whole time playin, even with a lot of work on my Zildian cymbals. The only thing i would like to see for the sticks, are to have them dipped instead of me wrapping them.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic feel and control

By Kenny B

from Jacksonville NC

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Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

I have not had any bad experience with these sticks. The rubber plugs are not falling out. The playing time is no longer shortened by forearm pain. I feel that I am playing an acoustic set with these sticks and it really sounds like it. The sonic results are very natural. Of course, it helps that the set has Roland samples.
I have used rotational balanced sticks (hard to find). RB's are great for acoustic drums, but hard to use with pads. I now have a Roland V-rums compact set. The snare is mesh, but the toms are rubber pads. I had a hard time playing fills with the pads. These sticks allow me to strike the V-drums with the same resultant feel as RB's on acoustics. Better still, the weight distribution allows for better articulation playing ghost notes on the snare and better buzz rolls. The sensitivity of the playing is now the same or sometimes better than with acoustic drums.
excellent balance of the two sticks in the pair. I wish the tips were nylon. They are wood and very small which may lead to more rapid wear. Time will tell.....
A bit on the expensive side, but worth it for the advantages listed above.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The perfect sticks for an electronic kit

By R Webb

from Upstate, NY

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

      Really nice sticks that really do reduce vibration. Excellent for use with an electronic set even if you have mesh heads. They feel very precise and still reduce vibrations. Overall adds to the realism of the experience.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      These sticks do exactly what they say!

      By David

      from Ft. Meade, Maryland

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

        These sticks reduce shock and vibration considerably. I play on a Roland TD-30kv about 70% of the time and I find the mesh pads have more shock and vibration than the acoustic set... so much so that the vibration was really irritating my fingers. These sticks seem to turn the trick and let me play without having to consciously avoid hitting hard. I would recommend these to anyone looking to reduce vibration and I'll be using these from now on. I don't notice any less rebound versus rugula Vic-firth 5Bs, and breakage is a non-issue on an e-kit.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        They have their place

        By GCH

        from Washington, DC

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good For E- Kits
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • For Carpel Tunnel Syndrom
          • For E-kits

          Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

          When I first saw these I thought they were a gimick, but they very clearly reduce vibration. This is good on electronic kits or practice pads as it take some of the "jar" out of the strike. It also helps keep your chops up when used on a E-kit, and going between that an an acoustic kit(after you've played an E-kit for a while, acoustic drums feel like they absorb the blows. The sticks are also give some relief to flare-ups of carpel tunnel syndrome.

          They are pretty much the diametric opposite of the Ahead aluminum sticks, which are very jarring. If the Aheads are like an aluminum baseball bat, and standard wood sticks are like a wooden baseball bat, these would be like a wooden baseball bat with a rubber insert in it (the most jarring to the least jarring).

          I was surprised to read the review that indicated the rubber inserts fell out. I've never had that happen, and wonder if it was a bad run. If this happens, I suspect that the inserts can be put back in with Gorilla Glue or Barge cement.

          (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Worst drumsticks in the world.

          By MadDrummer321

          from Huntsville, AL

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Functional
            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

              BEST REVIEW HERE: These drumsticks are made with a hollowed out butt with a rubber bead-like strand inside it about 1.5 inches long. The only reason that i know this is because they fell out within the first day. At first i thought these drumsticks would be amazing and ended up buying about 7 pairs.. I play on an electric kit (even less vibration than an acoustic kit) and they do reduce vibration alot but once the rubber bead strand fell out, the vibration of the stick was 10 times worse than a regular drumstick. The rubber fell out of every single drumstick that i had; making them worthless. You can try shoving them back into the butt but they just fall back out almost immediately. It's very noticeable when the rubber falls out also, it gives the stick the sound of a cracked drumstick and you can also feel it. Playing with the drumsticks without the rubber in it is just terrible, I have all 7 pairs where the rubber came out from playing and these are absolutely the worst drumsticks i have ever purchased.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Review

              By Yamahaguitar80

              from Illinois

              Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

              I have never used drum sticks as bad as these. Never mind the rubber plug falling out I couldn't use them long enough to see how the durability is. These sticks are great if you don't want to know you are even hitting the drums. They reduce the vibration so much they don't even rebound off the drum head. I can see where these would be a value to someone who's hands can't handle the constant vibration.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              they break!!!!

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

              I have an electric set that I practice on,I got the Zildjian 5A nilon drum sticks about two weeks ago and I liked them, they felt really nice, but I was practicing and one of them just broke. i wasn't even playing hard!I will never get these sticks again.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              They work great on my Yamaha DD-65 electronic drum pads.

              By Drummer Boy

              from Springfield, Ohio

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              Pros

              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

                Better feel and response than solid wood drumsticks. They actually improve the sound I am getting from my electronic drum pads.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Reduces shock, could be improved

                By Krate

                from California

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                Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

                The Zildjian Anti-Vibe sticks are wooden sticks that have been drilled out in the butt end and filled with a beaded rubber shock absorbing insert. I know this because one of the inserts flew out soon after I started using them. I jammed it back in, and the sticks have been holding up since then.The shock absorber works, and I can feel significant less shock to my knuckles. The shock absorbing takes the tone out of cross sticking too, so you might need to consider that as well. Overall, I think these are very good for practice, especially on rubber pad electronic drum kits, which seem to produce worse shock than real drum heads. The sticks seem somewhat delicate due to the hollow butts, and I think they could be improved if the rubber inserts were held in better. But if you are not smashing them around too much they should hold up ok, and they definitely are softer on your hands.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                If you have joint pain....

                By Zippy on the Drums

                from Georgia

                Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

                I bought a set of the 5As after I injured my wrist last year. I play mainly on practice pads and an electronic kit and I had reached the point where I could play less than 20 minutes on either without significant pain. When I saw these, I figured I would give them a try, but I really didn't think they would make any difference. I was totally wrong.These sticks are unbelievable. The vibration reduction is phenomenal, and other than that they feel just like a regular stick. The first day I had them I played almost 2 hours totally pain free. That right there is worth the price. If you have chronic joint pain while drumming, you definitely need to try these. I only have one pair, but I haven't had any issues with breakage or the anti-vibe inserts coming lose. Also, I gave them a try on my friend's Rock Band 3 drum pads and they worked great. I've never written a review before, but these stick made such a difference for me that I wanted to share my experience. These are going to be the only sticks I buy for a very long time.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Bad Hands

                By SixSnare

                from East Coast

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                Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

                These sticks do what they claim to do - stop vibration. If you are a drummer and have RSI problems with your hands like I do, then you really need to check these out. I can practice twice as long with these compared to regular sticks. The 7A's have the smallest tips you've ever seen, but are still usable for Jazz or low energy gigs. I recommend the 5A's or 5A Super. The only drawbacks I can see is that they are of course a bit expensive and they will deaden out your cross stick a bit ( not too much tho'). Without these sticks I might not be playing at all, so the price and slightly softer rim click are gladly accepted.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                They're ok.

                By Saxophone Hero

                from Wisconsin

                Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

                These sticks are ok. But whenever I use them, I feel like my fills and my rolls are slower, and they're not as comfortable. The sound is pretty good though. Maybe it's just me. Not my best sticks, but I like them.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                not good sticks

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

                These are the worst sticks I have ever used. The anti vib rubber center came out with # minutes of playing them. I mean yea I play hard rock but this is absurd that they are made to stop vibration and only did so for 3 minn. I ahve used many stick and break a lot. the only sticks that have ever been able to hold up have been vater!!!! so use vater not thses horrible creations!!!

                 
                5.0

                Great sticks!!!

                By New drummer in Washington, NC

                from Washinton, NC

                About Me Novice

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                Pros

                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

                  I bought the 5A nylon and the 7A nylon. They are both great sticks. As a new drummer, I don't have the best technique so these sticks have been taking the brunt of the abuse so my wrists and hands to have to. I practice with the 5A because I am trying to build up strength, but use the 7A during lessons. These seem to be helping a lot. I would highly recommend these to anyone who uses an electronic kit like me.

                   
                  4.0

                  Excellent drumsticks.

                  By sam

                  from Bangalore

                  About Me Novice

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

                    The printing of the brand name fades out on usage. This should have been printed around the middle of the stick, and not where the stick is held.

                     
                    4.0

                    A must for serious Electronic Drummers

                    By SonDrum

                    from Grand Rapids Mi.

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Church Praise & Worship
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

                      Where the anti vibes primarily benefit me is for electronic drum practice & church group Praise & Worship. I don't think they would excel for a regular drum kit. The metal rims would probably destroy them, & they're not really needed for that. For the V drums I practice & play at church they're great. Especially if you have a long practice session etc., they reduce the impact on your wrists etc., & have a sweet spot that seems really good for the electronic kits. I did have one issue with them after around a year, the rubber insert popped out & unraveled. I hope they improve that aspect. That was a bummer but I have to stick with them. I'm also a jazz & all around drummer but all of that is done on a real kit. These are great though for all the practice I do for all types of music on my V drums, & for the church gig.

                       
                      5.0

                      Nice Sticks

                      By Corv12

                      from Gilbert Az

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

                        I bought these to use on my new entry level electronic drum set. They work very well with the rubber pads
                        of my DDrum set. Seem to have a nice balance and response on the drum pads.

                         
                        5.0

                        Good for what ails you.

                        By Dom Guerrilla

                        from Philly

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                        Pros

                        • Severely reduce vibration

                        Cons

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                            Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

                            I've been using these for a few years now. If you have problem with your hands, check these out. I used to get numb hands after playing for an hour or so, but these cured it. I use 5Bs and have no problems with breakage. I used to use pro marks, Vader, and vic firth, and once in a while a new stick breaks. These don't seem to break any more than the others. The rubber insert does fall out once in a while. I just put a ring of loctite on it, and push it back in. It's not brain surgery, but it is the only annoying thing about these.

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