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Vater American Hickory 3S Drumsticks

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American Hickory dowels have to meet very strict quality characteristics to become a Vater drumstick. Vater only uses dowels that have a specific moi...Click To Read More About This Product

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The sticks of current and future drumming stars.

American Hickory dowels have to meet very strict quality characteristics to become a Vater drumstick. Vater only uses dowels that have a specific moisture content, straightness and grain structure, to produce a higher quality drumstick.

These Vater 3S Drumsticks are a very large and beefy stick. Great for drum corps and heavy players. These sticks are formed from hickory—the most popular drumstick material. Hickory is dense and strong so it is resistant to chipping and breaking.Stronger than maple, it also absorbs a lot of shock. As a result, these sticks lessen wrist and hand fatigue while playing.

Vater guarantees their drumsticks to be straighter, more consistent and of higher quality than all other leading drumstick manufacturers. 100% of Vater’s drumsticks are manufactured in the USA. All Vater Drumsticks are tone and weight matched by computer analysis.

Quantity and Sizing (Pairs)
  • Quantity: 1
  • Type: Sticks
  • Drum Stick Size: 3S
  • Diameter: .73"
  • Length: 17-1/4"
Construction and Features
  • Material: Hickory
  • Drum Stick Tip: Multiple
  • Tip Shape: Oval
  • Taper: Short
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Grip Material: No

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By LoungeGuy

from Buffalo, NY

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  • Functional
  • Good Quality


  • Heavy!

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    Comments about Vater American Hickory 3S Drumsticks:

    I bought these as a low-cost alternative to the much more expensive ProMark TXDC3SW (those dirty dogs cancelled production of my favorite DC3S stick after D'Addario bought the company). Plus, I prefer a nylon tip, which is not available in that size thru ProMark. This stick is much heavier than I anticipated, but the wood is super-solid and seems of good quality. I play rock, so I'm not sure how feasible it would be to use these for entire shows because of the weight, but I do prefer the sound of nylon tips on the cymbals.


    Great practice stick and then some.

    By ACNCU10

    from LOS ANGELES

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    Comments about Vater American Hickory 3S Drumsticks:

    Great drumstick for practicing and to develop technique, control, speed and endurance regardless your type of music.

    For actual playing you could end up using a thinner and lighter drumstick model, but that would be a matter of personal preference.

    So far I have used the wood tip model, but the tip eventually develops flat spots due to constant practice. Nylon tips should be a permanent solution to avoid this.

    Other than that, the sticks are very well made and feel great in terms of balance and finishing. A true Vater product.

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