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Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks  5A Wood

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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 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (12)
  • Functional (11)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (3)

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

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worst drumsticks in the world.

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...Read complete review

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.

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5.0

Not A Gimmick!

By talltallbill

from Simi Valley, CA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Multiple Size Choices

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Extended Playing Sessions

    Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

    I "collect" drumsticks. It's an inexpensive way to experiment and personalize my tone, and it's fun. I bought the "Trigger Wood" model originally for the small, round tipand thin taper. The name implies "e-drums" but these are incredibly responsive on acoustic drums, especially cymbals! I found that after playing with "normal" wood sticks, when I picked these up, you can notice a difference in your hands! These really do reduce the vibration of the drumstick, with a "deader" tactile feeling in the hands and fingers (no vibration!), yet the stick responds to drums and plays like any other drumstick.

    I found the Trigger Wood so comfortable, I decided to try them in my typical "5B" and I chose the nylon tip. Again, even with the thicker diameter, these noticeably reduce the "sting" that you've become accustomed to, and feel more comfortable after a longer session.

    You may not notice it until after using your regular sticks, but these really do what they say. Even so, these are not my "go to" drumsticks, but as time goes on they may become them! I bought another pair of Trigger Woods for back up and to allow using my first set more (the tip and shaft are thin).

    All 3 sizes I purchased are well made, reasonably priced, and available in multiple sizes. Try a pair, especially if you have "old" hands-you will notice a difference.

     
    5.0

    Great sticks

    By Tony

    from san diego

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

      Sticks that really do help wrist vibration. The only kind I use.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The perfect sticks for an electronic kit

      By eriwebnerr

      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.

          (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

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          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.

             
            5.0

            Super 5A Anti-Vibe

            By kvmalley

            from Clearwater, FL

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performance

              Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

              I've used these for over a year now. I have carpal tunnel in both wrists, and I'm satisfied with these. I ordered initially because I had trouble finding regular Super 5A's.

              (1 of 1 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.

                 
                5.0

                Something a bit different

                By GmanJeff

                from Northern Virginia

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Innovative
                • Reduces Felt Impact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

                  The design does seem to reduce felt impact shock.

                   
                  5.0

                  Works well

                  By sonorone

                  from Shinnston, WV

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

                      At first thought it was a gimmick. I bought a rubber pad drumset and noticed I got fatigued easily and wondered about extra vibration from it. Once I got these I noticed the that it fixed the issue. Zildjian always made a quality stick and this is another example of that. I plan on making this my regular pair of electric set sticks. Would highly recommend.

                      (1 of 1 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.

                         
                        5.0

                        Love at first strike

                        By VJRockNashville

                        from VJRockNashville

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Haven't found any yet

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

                        I bought these sticks on impulse to be honest in the name of trying new things. From the second I sat down on my practice pad they felt perfect. Very good balance and the anti vibration helps alot cause a regular stick played backwards would vibrate pretty hard and feels really bad to me but these have been what i've been looking for for a long time. Not to mention they last. I play 4 45 min sets a night and sticks add up. I'd recommend that any one give them ago.

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