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Ahead Drumsticks  5B

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      Drumsticks as advanced as your technique.

      Ahead Drumsticks are truly ahead of their time. Ergonomically tuned handle diameters. Precision alloy core provides negligible weight and balance variations. Super-hard replacement polyurethane covers protect both sticks and gear. Vibration-reduction system reduces hand fatigue. Aluminum drumsticks with replaceable nylon sleeves.

      FEATURES
      • Ergonomically designed handle
      • Precision alloy core
      • Super-hard polyurethane cover
      • Vibration-reduction system

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      4.3

      (based on 281 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (186)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (45)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (17)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (17)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (16)

      71%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (14)
      • Functional (12)
      • Easy to use (11)
      • Improves sound (4)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts (10)
      • Practicing (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (9), Professional musician (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good Quality

      The sticks feel un balanced. My opinion is they are very tip heavy.

      I bought them because I was told they reduced vibration, but I cannot tell the difference between hollow...Read complete review

      The sticks feel un balanced. My opinion is they are very tip heavy.

      I bought them because I was told they reduced vibration, but I cannot tell the difference between hollow aluminum or solid wood

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      Is there a "0" rating?

      Don't waste your money or your time, brethren. Wood sticks last 3 TIMES AS LONG as the sleeves, at least for my style of play. I'd rather spend my energy dusting off drums...Read complete review

      Don't waste your money or your time, brethren. Wood sticks last 3 TIMES AS LONG as the sleeves, at least for my style of play. I'd rather spend my energy dusting off drums than spending countless minutes and hours messing with supergluing tips and baking/blowdrying sleeves, IF the sticks themselves happen to survive. I went back to my Pro Mark All American Hickory 2B's and haven't looked back. While the idea of an unbreakable stick is innovative, some massively better quality control is needed to justify the cost per-pair.
      So I bought a pair of 5B's, thinking that my days of constantly cleaning sawdust off my beautiful DWs and shelling out $$ to replace broken sticks were over. Boy was I dead wrong. Snapped right in two at the collar (with the sleeve still pristine) after about 2 weeks of playing. LIKE AN IDIOT, I shelled out another $$ on 2B's to replace them. Thinking it was just bad luck. SNAP, same thing after 3 weeks. The only good feature about these is they don't leave sawdust all over everything. Hence the "2" rating.
      The shafts are hollow aluminum, folks. NOT durable at all, especially if you play a lot of rimshots (which I do). The tips fly off at any given moment, poking holes in all but the strongest of heads. Sure, you can superglue them, but that makes replacing the sleeves a tad difficult. They probably would be better suited to less aggressive styles of music than hard rock or metal, but sadly that's the demographic Ahead markets toward.
      No value at all. The sleeves wear out rather quickly (if you don't break the shaft anyway) so you'll still be constantly buying replacement sleeves, new heads after the tips fly off and break them, and lots of cymbal polish to remove the scuff marks the tips leave before they fly off. The grip absolutely sucks so you have to spend even more on grip tape or gloves just to hold on to the things. I ate $$ on two pairs of sticks and replacement sleeves over the span of just over a month. which is TWICE as much as I spend on wood sticks in the same timeframe.

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      5.0

      Great sticks and a good price.

      By Andresean

      from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

        I use these sticks about 90% of the time when performing. They help reduce fatigue in my wrist when playing long shows.

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        4.0

        Durable for all but heavy metal

        By Electric Eccentric

        from Socorro, NM

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

        • If plastic tip unscrews, threads can damage head

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Primary usage

        Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

        For most drummers, these are almost indestructible.

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        5.0

        i would buy this product again.

        By none

        from Burgaw NC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

          Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

          Playing in musical group.love these drum sticks.

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          5.0

          great for electronic kits

          By N/A

          from Leadwood, Missouri

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

            The sticks are a little tip heavy, but they sure absorb some of the shock for your wrists. They definitely help when playing a electronic kit with hard rubber pads!

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            5.0

            Drum Sticks

            By SDtevieG

            from Holbrook NY

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • 5B sticks works best for me i have a larger hand
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

                I love both AHead 5B sticks and Zildjen anti vibe sticks both work great for me.

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                5.0

                Drumsticks

                By Judy B

                from Nebraska

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

                  I buy these sticks every year for my son who is a drummer. He loves them, and these are the only sticks that he will use.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good Quality

                  By Rob

                  from Cleveland Ohio

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                  • Un Balanced

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

                  The sticks feel un balanced. My opinion is they are very tip heavy.

                  I bought them because I was told they reduced vibration, but I cannot tell the difference between hollow aluminum or solid wood

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The Only Drumsticks Ever

                  By Hail Wolfifer

                  from Denver, CO

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

                    don't buy wooden sticks. they are unreliable, and ultimately WILL break. these sticks are light enough to accomplish any style/genre crossover.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Long lasting convenience.

                    By Chadwick

                    from Toms River, NJ

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                    • Assembly Can Be Tricky
                    • Different Sound

                    Best Uses

                    • Practice How You Preform

                    Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

                    I played in a band for several years and halfway through I got my hands on a pair of these. Very reliable, I didn't have an issue with going through sleeves, though the aluminum shaft did eventually meet it's match with me.

                    The sounds they generate are consistent, however particularly on cymbals they have a distinct difference from wood, even nylon tipped wood.

                    That being said, practice how you preform, don't go switching to these for all of your practice and then expect everything to sound the same going back to wood for shows. Always have a backup too, if these break you can't just use the broken shaft like with wood.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Ahead sticks

                    By tystick

                    from vermilion ohio

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

                    I've liked the feel and balance with stick wrap on them. I've used many pairs over the years. Different sizes. I am a light player. Country and some light jazz. Great for carpall tunnel users and heavy hitters. (for shock) They just don't last long and too costly and LIMITED Warranty. They are thin walled hollow aluminum with plastic sleeves. The big guys get endorsed with them naturally. Advertisement is everything.

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