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  • Category: Anti-vibe series
  • Length: 15-1/2
  • Diameter: 0.525"
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    $21.75
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  • 5A Backbeat

    $10.99

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      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
      • Length: 15-1/2
      • Diameter: 0.525"
      • Finish: natural
      • Wood type: hickory
      • Tip type: nylon tip
      • Tone: MT
      • Genre: country, fusion, hip hop, jazz, latin, pop, R&B, rock, world

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      ZildjianAnti-Vibe Drumsticks
       
      4.2

      (based on 23 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (16)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (3)

      88%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (6)
      • Functional (6)
      • Good quality (6)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (5)
        • Concerts (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (7)

        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

        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.

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          5.0

          Works well

          By sonorone

          from pine grove, 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.

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              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.

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                5.0

                Love at first strike

                By VJRockNashville

                from VJRockNashville

                About Me Professional Musician

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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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                5.0

                Great for e Drums!

                By DavidO1

                from Jacksonville, Fl

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Balance Feel
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                • Slick Finish

                Best Uses

                • Club Gigs
                • Practicing

                Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

                After reading several reviews, I decided to buy 2 pair....one for use, the other for backup, as several other commenters complained of breaking sticks after just a few gigs. They must really beat the hell out of them, because I've use one pair for 10 gigs, and haven't broken them or had the rubber fall out as others have complained about.

                If there is a negative, it's the slick finish on the stick. The first time I went out to the crash cymbal, I almost lost it. Other than that, they're great sticks.

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                (2 of 2 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!

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                5.0

                Noticable

                By ChangingTidesFan

                from York, Pa

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easier On Hands
                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks:

                  The stick has a noticeable difference in the way it vibrates. It doesn't tire out your hands like some sticks tend to do. Highly reccomend.

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Worst drumsticks in the world.

                  By MadDrummer321

                  from Huntsville, AL

                  About Me Experienced

                  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.

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Zildjian Anti-Vibe 5B sticks

                      By Stephen Stairs

                      from Maryland

                      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.

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Fantastic feel and control

                      By Kenny Begun

                      from Jacksonville, NC

                      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.

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