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Vater Mike Johnston 2451 Hickory Drumsticks  

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Johnston's 2451 is a great all-around design that can be used in any musical style. It has a grip size between a 5A and 5B with a gradual taper to a ...Read More

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As Mike says, this stick is great for "When I need to BASH!"

Johnston's 2451 is a great all-around design that can be used in any musical style. It has a grip size between a 5A and 5B with a gradual taper to a barrel tip for ride cymbal definition. The gradual taper gives the model a fantastic and quick feel around the kit.

The 2451 Hickory is heavier than the maple version, making it the right choice for live and hard-hitting performance settings.

"The 2451 is the stick I have dreamed about my whole career. This stick feels amazing in my hand and even better on the kit!"
—Mike Johnston

Mike Johnston began studying the drums at the age of 5. He spent the next 15 years studying privately with some of the greatest educator/drummers of our time including Pete Magadini, Steve Ferrone, and Aaron Smith.

At the age of 21 Mike received his first major label record deal with his band Simon Says (Hollywood Records) and spent the next 5 years touring the world. He received a gold record for his contributions to the Varsity Blues soundtrack and has appeared on The Late Show with Dave Letterman as well as on MTV's Fashionably Loud. Mike has also toured with Warner Bothers Recording artists FILTER.

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  • Length: 16"

You don't need to be schooled by Mike to learn how awesome these sticks are. Order now.

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VaterMike Johnston 2451 Hickory Drumsticks
 
4.9

(based on 24 reviews)

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4.0

Love the Sticks... but...

By Ken

from Winter Haven, FL

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Great Balance
  • Perfect length

Cons

  • Tips Don't Last Very Long

Best Uses

  • Any

Comments about Vater Mike Johnston 2451 Hickory Drumsticks:

I love the weight, size, and feel of these sticks, however the wood tips seem to disappear rather quickly. Once the tips are worn down then the stick becomes useless. No power at that point. I have too many pairs of these with no tips... and I'm not talking about them snapping off. They just chip away until there's nothing left.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Sticks I've Owned.

By DB

from Tennessee

Comments about Vater Mike Johnston 2451 Hickory Drumsticks:

These sticks have a great feel to them. I always switch back and forth between my Vater 5a's and 5b's. This is the perfect middle. The Half-Barrel tip is a nice touch to it too.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best sticks ever

By Ben-S.pnc

from Undisclosed

Comments about Vater Mike Johnston 2451 Hickory Drumsticks:

best feeling sticks I've ever owned. They've lasted me over a month and I play hard. Mike Johnston did well.GET THESE STICKS

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

hmmm

Comments about Vater Mike Johnston 2451 Hickory Drumsticks:

well, I love the feel of this stick, it's well balanced and the whole 9 yards, however I'm having a horrible problem with it denting my heads...I'm using Medium weight Modern Vintage Aquarians...maybe it won't be as bad with two ply heads

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Found my perfect stick!

By wardrummer72

from Colorado

Comments about Vater Mike Johnston 2451 Hickory Drumsticks:

I've spent quite a while searching for the "perfect" stick for me, and I've finally found it. I LOVE these sticks! For me, they have the right balance, feel, taper and tip. Just ordered my second pair, but still using the first. Great quality and durability. If you've been looking for sticks with similar dimensions to these, I recommend you try these out.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great balanced stick

By Mike-mqO6k

from Illinois

Comments about Vater Mike Johnston 2451 Hickory Drumsticks:

Ordered a pair of the maple and was impressed by the balanced weight and feel of the stick. It also sounds great on my entire set with really good definition. Ordered two more maples as a result and will be getting some hickory 2451's to try those out as well.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rad

By Mike V-PnQC9

from Florida

Comments about Vater Mike Johnston 2451 Hickory Drumsticks:

These sticks are sick. They feel awesome, don't dent your heads, and sound amazing with cymbals. Definitely try these if you wanna try some new sticks.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing...

By Kylecam22

from Toledo, Oregon

Comments about Vater Mike Johnston 2451 Hickory Drumsticks:

I've been trying to find the perfect stick for me and had difficulty since a stick in between a 5A and 5B is somewhat hard to find to a certain extent. Once Mike told us students about his stick, I was sold and after playing with them for about a month, it is a match. Thank you Mike for an amazing stick.

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5.0

Great Balance

By Joseoscar

from Amsterdam

Comments about Vater Mike Johnston 2451 Hickory Drumsticks:

This is a very well balanced stick made with the high standards of Vater. Mike Johnston's selection of the barrel tip is also great as it reduces the possibility of denting your heads. This is the stick I'm buying from now on!

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5.0

Long Lasting

By Jason-OubQA

from Las Vegas NV

Comments about Vater Mike Johnston 2451 Hickory Drumsticks:

I got my 2451s about a month ago and they still haven't snapped. I play a few hours each day and normally break a pair of sticks every few days. This is great news for my bank account, lol. Just ordered 5 more pairs.

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