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Ahead Drumsticks 5B

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
AHEAD drumsticks are not unbreakable. AHEAD drumsticks have a much longer life span than traditional wood drumsticks.

AHEAD warrants its drumstick core against defects in material and workmanship for a period of sixty (60) days from the date of purchase, subject to the following:
1. Warranty is not applicable to tips, covers or grip tape which are replaceable.
2. Warranty does not apply to sticks damaged by use of worn-out covers or dents in the handle.
The user must replace covers when they show through-cuts. Chips or dents in core shaft will reduce the stick life up to 75%.
3. Warranty is not applicable to misuse and does not apply if any alterations have been made.
4. For all warranty claims purchased in the USA and Canada, the defective product must be sent with a copy of the sales receipt, post paid to:
AHEAD Drumsticks
c/o Big Bang Distribution
9420 Reseda Blvd., PMB 350
Northridge, CA 91324

For AHEAD drumsticks purchased outside of the USA and Canada, please refer to your local distributor. Do not send extra covers or original packaging (send both sticks only.) Allow up to 2-4 weeks for shipping and handling.

5. Because AHEAD cannot control usage of this product. AHEAD's sole responsibility will be replacement of defective merchandise. AHEAD will not be responsible for damage to person or equipment due to the use of this product.


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AheadDrumsticks
 
4.8

(based on 42 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Well worth the price

I have used the 5A sticks for about a month and a half now and these are by far my favorite pair of sticks. I have tried all the brands, (Vic Firth, Pro...Read complete review

I have used the 5A sticks for about a month and a half now and these are by far my favorite pair of sticks. I have tried all the brands, (Vic Firth, Pro Mark, Zildjian, Reagal) but these ahead sticks take the top spot. Sure they may be $30 but within a year you really save the money. With the time I have been using these sticks, I would have already went through one pair, and these still look fine. The replacement sleeves are only $3.50 so you save $5 every time. My hands and wrists have also felt better because I have noticed that you get less vibration from these sticks which is a great feature. Also they do not make your cymbals look like they have a layer of dirt on them, they stay clean which is nice because everyone wants their kit to shine. I highly recommend these to anyone who is serious about drumming, consider it a great investment.

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very durable

I like these sticks simply because they last a long time. I do recomend putting grip tape on or wearing gloves because I had a friend break a pair and the bottom part of...Read complete review

I like these sticks simply because they last a long time. I do recomend putting grip tape on or wearing gloves because I had a friend break a pair and the bottom part of the stick shattered in his hand and had pieces of metal slice his hands up pretty bad. And also cross sticks and rim shots don't sound to great, but all in all a great pair of practice sticks

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Solid

By JT

from Woodside, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Functional

Cons

  • Tough on Cymbals

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Practicing

Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

All in all, these drumsticks are about as high quality as anyone could want. I'm a very heavy hitter (I generally break a good, $15 pair of wooden 5B sticks in about an hour), so I turned to metal sticks out of necessity, not desire. There's not much of a difference in sound; the nylon tips are the same tips on any other pair of sticks you'd buy. That said, they're very, very inflexible, meaning that they have little give to them. This leads to cracked cymbals, and, from time to time, broken heads. However, these are once-in-a-blue-moon occurrences. They don't feel like metal (they almost remind me of the texture on a steering wheel in an old car), they don't break easily (I have yet to break the pair that I've owned for two months), and they sound fine.

 
4.0

Good design! Quality stuff.

By JAMES SAVINO

from Rochester NY

Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

The first thing you will notice with these sticks is wow... they look AWESOME! The metal feeling of the handle end is very cool to grab onto. You can change the shaft, and the tips on these sticks so you will NEVER have to buy bran new ones which is the best part other than the looks. The shaft plastics and tips are very affordable. These sticks rock, I have had a pair for about 8 years now and their still golden. The only thing to look out for is if they get stepped on, or something of that matter. They will bend easier than you would think, and they don't bend back! So be careful there. The only gripes I have about these sticks is the feel... they are kind of tip heavy. most of the weight near the end, which some people really like, I enjoy a more balanced feel. You can counter this buy purchasing the Ahead grip tape which is awesome, but it changes the whole feel. The only other down side is you can only have nylon tips of course, some people just prefer the sound of wood tips. My favorite part about these sticks is how gentle the shafts are on my expensive brass cymbols. The plastic is MUCH more gentle, and "gives" a little when hitting your hi hats broad, or a crash. Great sticks, try em before you buy em! they are worth the money though.

 
5.0

Great Customer Service and Equipment!!!

By Alyssa Miller

from Allison Park, Pennsylvania

Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

Guitar Center is the only place that I can call and they will handle everything for me without any type of hassle. I ordered too much equipment my first time around and as quickly as it took me to call them, they had it fixed for me. Shipping was extremely fast and these sticks were in super great condition. They are for a Christmas present, my boyfriend is going to be so happy. He beats the heck out of drum sticks, these guys have proven to last him longer than any other!

 
5.0

Buy them

By marshall embree

from Texas

Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

I had bought these about seven or eight months ago and they just now broke... Which is a good thing considering I wear out a pair of hickory sticks in a month and a half and oak sticks in two. so for 40 bucks for the sticks two sets of covers and grips to last 8 months as opposed to 60 bucks to have wood sticks for that same time period is incredible. I'll probably never have wood for my main sticks again, any one who is considering these and wants to stay on a good stick budget should definitely get these sticks. 5 stars all day *I wouldn't suggest using these with a-customs or extremely thin cymbals if your a heavy hitter though my friend cracked two splashes using these over two weeks time*

 
5.0

Absolutely Fantastic Sticks

By Timmy Myslinski

from Mesa, AZ

Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

I've used wooden sticks (Vater and Vic Firth) for a long time now, and I got tired of buying new sticks every week or so....then I purchased a pair of 5B Ahead drumsticks. These sticks are amazing... The covers last much longer than a pair of wooden sticks, and they are much cheaper. Instead of paying $8 every week for a pair of Vaters, I pay $3 every few months. They are also MUCH more comfortable to play. The sticks don't vibrate in your hand like wood sticks do, they don't leave wood chips everywhere, and with the Ahead grip tape they feel great. They sound exactly like wood sticks on my drums and cymbals. I will never use wooden sticks again!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

FANTASTIC!

By Niko

from Elmwood Park Illinois

Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

I have a pair of 5A sticks and the sound you get out of these sticks are unbeatable!! these sticks will last you a good 3 or 4 years. as sticks always all you do with these sticks are replace the tapers wich in the long run these sticks are a lot cheeper! these sticks have no vibration. the look of them are very cool, and even to the packege is very cool. Good work Ahead!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

very durable

By drum doc

from Oklahoma

Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

I like these sticks simply because they last a long time. I do recomend putting grip tape on or wearing gloves because I had a friend break a pair and the bottom part of the stick shattered in his hand and had pieces of metal slice his hands up pretty bad. And also cross sticks and rim shots don't sound to great, but all in all a great pair of practice sticks

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST STICKS EVER

By StevieG

from Dedham, MA

Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

These sticks are amazing, i bought a pair of 5A's about 4 years ago and i still have them and i only changed the sleeves a few times. they are very durable, there pretty light and they dont have any vibrations like traditional wood sticks. these are perfect for aggressive rock-metal drummers looking for a stick that will get the job done, i highly recomend these to anyone who doesnt want to keep buying wood sticks.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth the investment

By Ty

from Muncie, IN

Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

I had faithfully played with Pro-Mark sticks for years until a fellow drummer gave me a pair of the Lars model Ahead sticks. They were a little heavy for my taste, but I loved the feel and response that I got out of them, so I set out on a mission to find the right pair for me. After a few hours of finding drum heads, playing Frisbee with them, and testing out almost every style of Ahead stick at my local Guitar Center, I finally found the right set for me. I will swear by these sticks, and I wouldn't tour without them. Bottom line, get some!

 
5.0

Great!

By Eric

from Fort Lauderdale, FL

Comments about Ahead Drumsticks:

I got into Ahead after I received the Tommy Lee sticks as a gift and I've been using those for about 6 months with the same sleeves and tips. But I wanted new sticks that were lighter and I used 5A before I got Ahead sticks, so I bought these. The weight is perfect, and they're better than my Tommy Lee signature's by far. They're a good price saver, because they'll last months longer than wood(for me anyway because I play hard) and the new sleeves are only 3$ so it wouldn't really matter. I doubt I'll ever exclusively use wood sticks again.

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