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Ahead Chavez S-Hoop Marching Practice PadOpen Box: $52.33site1prodJ11623
Ahead Mach 1 PRO Double Chain Double PedalOpen Box: $259.48site1prodJ24225
Staying 'ahead' on your percussion abilities is as simple as sticking with Ahead. Providing an extensive range of drum accessories and hardware since 1992, Ahead has earned the respect of drummers around the globe thanks to their cutting-edge products for amateur and professional players alike. From drum thrones and stands to stick bags, support gloves and even practice pads, Ahead's catalog is loaded with a seemingly endless range of cool tools to make your percussion journey both comfortable and fun.
Ahead is no stranger to the best drummers in the world. In fact, their impressive roster of players who use their products and accessories currently includes Rick Allen of Def Leppard, Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes, Phil Rudd of AC/DC, and Lars Ulrich of Metallica. For that matter, getting a good idea of how respected Ahead is can be figured out with a simple glance at this section, which boasts a massive amount of best sellers and top-rated items. Just take a look at the S-Hoop Marching Practice Pad with Snare Sound. Featuring a hard, carbon fiber surface and the feel of a high-tension snare, the S-Hoop Practice Pad is a perfect practice companion for marching drummers, or if you prefer to practice late and need to keep the volume low.
While you're at it, check out the Spinal G Drum Throne. Made specifically for players who need a higher level of support, this innovative throne is sturdy, cushy and once you perform on it you'll wonder how you ever went without it. Now, we couldn't talk about Ahead without mentioning at least one of their drumstick choices. With their ergonomically tuned handle diameters, Ahead Drumsticks use precision alloy to improve their weight and balance. Additionally, these sticks have a vibration-reduction system to reduce hand fatigue.
It's incredible to think what started with a pair of drumsticks (Ahead's company's name stands for 'Advanced High Efficiency Alloy Drumsticks', after all) soon expanded into a wide variety of unique drum and percussion tools. No doubt, whether you have aspirations of super stardom or simply enjoy jamming with old pals, you can bet that Ahead has something for you waiting in this selection.