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Ahead Spug Mudvanye/Matt McDonough Drumsticks   7A

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Ahead Spug Mudvanye/Matt McDonough aluminum drumsticks with replaceable nylon sleeves are the lightest of all the Ahead sticks. Features an acorn ti...Read More

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      Ahead Spug Mudvanye/Matt McDonough aluminum drumsticks with replaceable nylon sleeves are the lightest of all the Ahead sticks. Features an acorn tip that's larger than the regular Ahead 7A. The Unique gold color adds to their appearance. Ergonomically tuned handle diameters with a precision alloy core for consistency. Super-hard replaceable polyurethane covers protect both sticks and gear. Vibration-reduction system reduces hand fatigue. Aluminum sticks with replaceable nylon sleeves. The Spug 7A is 15-11/16" long with a medium taper.


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      AheadSpug Mudvanye/Matt McDonough Drumsticks
       
      4.6

      (based on 17 reviews)

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      Best. Sticks. Ever.

      I have played with the Lars sticks for years, but there have always been certain...issues. The Spug sticks solve all of them. First, the Lars sticks just sound dull on...Read complete review

      I have played with the Lars sticks for years, but there have always been certain...issues. The Spug sticks solve all of them. First, the Lars sticks just sound dull on cymbals, particularly on the bell. Not so on the Spug sticks. The Lars sticks are heavy. These are not. The Lars sticks do not make a wood-like sound on rim shots, or even just clicking the sticks together. These do. Add that to the Ahead durability (the only real reason I stuck with the Lars sticks for so long) and you have just about the world's perfect drumstick.

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      they dont last

      These sticks sounded like a great idea/value. Then I used them. They play great but the covers only last me about 3 practices or shows. The plastic just gets chewed to hell...Read complete review

      These sticks sounded like a great idea/value. Then I used them. They play great but the covers only last me about 3 practices or shows. The plastic just gets chewed to hell by the cymbals. They mite b ok for a drummer that doesnt play much but I play 6 days a week and they last about half as long as a pair of 747s.

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      5.0

      Best. Sticks. Ever.

      By FullSteamAhead

      from Columbia, SC

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anytime, anywhere
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ahead Spug Mudvanye/Matt McDonough Drumsticks:

        I have played with the Lars sticks for years, but there have always been certain...issues. The Spug sticks solve all of them. First, the Lars sticks just sound dull on cymbals, particularly on the bell. Not so on the Spug sticks. The Lars sticks are heavy. These are not. The Lars sticks do not make a wood-like sound on rim shots, or even just clicking the sticks together. These do. Add that to the Ahead durability (the only real reason I stuck with the Lars sticks for so long) and you have just about the world's perfect drumstick.

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        5.0

        Absolute Favorite Sticks EVER!

        By Sparkdudimus

        from Reynoldsburg, Oh

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ahead Spug Mudvanye/Matt McDonough Drumsticks:

          I had a pair of these for years before I sold my kit due to a divorce. Now that I am building a new kit, the one I have always wanted, the first thing I ordered after the Shell pack was these sticks. I absolutely will not use another pair of sticks.

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          5.0

          Good Buy

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Ahead Spug Mudvanye/Matt McDonough Drumsticks:

          So far, I've had these for two months, and they've held up terrifically. I haven't had to replace the covers or anything to keep them maintained well. The only complaint I have is that there is a plastic spacer in between the nylon cover and the handle that cuts my thumb while I play sometimes, but that just has to do with my grip. Definitely happy I got these.

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          5.0

          the way to go

          By Savage-DQZib

          from Cheyenne, Wy

          Comments about Ahead Spug Mudvanye/Matt McDonough Drumsticks:

          These sticks have done wonders for me. I wanted them initially because i was breaking too many sticks. At first i had an issue with the sleeves not lasting long enough but it became clear to me the the problem was in my technique not these sticks. I tightened up my technique and now they are flawless. They provide excellent attack and transfer minimal vibrations. If i could give it a 6 out of 5 i would.

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          5.0

          Exelent sticks

          By pAuLsOn

          from Ripon Wisconsin

          Comments about Ahead Spug Mudvanye/Matt McDonough Drumsticks:

          Not only are these sticks far more durable than wooden sticks, they respond and feel better than any wooden stick i have ever played and i have played alot of wood sticks. If you havent tried them i would highly recommend them!!! they are exelent!!!

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          5.0

          pretty sweet sticks

          By jaketop5

          from paragonah, ut

          Comments about Ahead Spug Mudvanye/Matt McDonough Drumsticks:

          i had these for like two and a half years and then the inside broke. they are very loud but you dont get the full tone of the snare drum when you hit it.

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          5.0

          God's Drumsticks

          By TheNextSpug

          from Fort Worth, TX

          Comments about Ahead Spug Mudvanye/Matt McDonough Drumsticks:

          I have gone through almost every pair of drumsticks imaginable, and by far, the Ahead Matt McDonough sticks have the best balance, rebound and are some of the loudest sticks due to the slightly smaller scale of the sticks, which allows for strength to be channeled more directly than standard sticks. also the sound on the toms and snare are just perfect for harder types of music, obviously not for softer music(if this is what you play why are you even here?). These also last a rediculous amount of time. I've had these for several months now and I haven't even had to change the tips or sleeves even once. All in all, these are the best drumsticks you'll find out there!

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          2.0

          they dont last

          By Johnny Love

          from atlanta Ga

          Comments about Ahead Spug Mudvanye/Matt McDonough Drumsticks:

          These sticks sounded like a great idea/value. Then I used them. They play great but the covers only last me about 3 practices or shows. The plastic just gets chewed to hell by the cymbals. They mite b ok for a drummer that doesnt play much but I play 6 days a week and they last about half as long as a pair of 747s.

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          4.0

          Ahead 7A Matt

          By souldeadrums

          from Killington, VT

          Comments about Ahead Spug Mudvanye/Matt McDonough Drumsticks:

          The feel, rebound, and consistency of Ahead sticks is noticeably better than their wooden counterparts. I initially switched from wood to aluminum because I was tired of breaking sticks and having my drums covered in sawdust. While the Ahead product certainly lasts longer than wood sticks, they DO break and I'm not entirely convinced the slightly longer life justifies the significantly higher price. But the durability coupled with their undeniably better playing characteristics (for me anyway) makes the Ahead sticks the superior product. They are all I use now.

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          5.0

          AMAZING

          By mudblood

          from peoria illinois (mudvayne u.s.a.)

          Comments about Ahead Spug Mudvanye/Matt McDonough Drumsticks:

          best pair of sticks ever and thats basicly because one of the best drummers designed them the action i get with them and wont break the ballance=amazing spug keep it going still top 5 in my book

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