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Vater American Hickory West Side Drumsticks Wood

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Product Price $7.95
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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 West Side Drumsticks 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: Custom
  • Diameter: .590"
  • Length: 16-5/16"
Construction and Features
  • Material: Hickory
  • Drum Stick Tip: Wood
  • Tip Shape: Hybrid
  • Taper: Long
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Grip Material: No

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Great Stick. Direct Copy of the Buddy Rich Drumstick

By Donnie B.

from Walker, LA

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


    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Live Playing and Recording

    Comments about Vater American Hickory West Side Drumsticks:

    I have used Vater Sticks for over 20 years now and usually played the Fusion Model Nylon Tip. But after hearing them used by Jean Claude Gaster of "Clutch" and the way they sounded on his cymbals in a live performance, I had to try them. If I try out a new stick, I usually by 3 pair and try them on a weekend full of gigs before making any decision. But I always went back to the Fusions. Not this time. I was hooked. The felt great, rebounded better and I felt they gave me better balance and control. Even a live sound guy and recording engineer both commented how great my cymbals sounded. Same cymbals I've used for years. They were a little bit heavier than the fusions, but gave better rebound on drums and cymbals. I immediately ordered several more pair after that weekend and a 2 day recording session during the week. I've been using them for about 3 months now, and it's my new go to stick. Thanks Vater, as usual for a great product. Thanks Musicians Friend for your customer service and stocking this item.

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