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Ahead XL Rock Drumsticks Concert

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XL Rock series aluminum sticks with replaceable nylon sleeves really pack a wallop. They feature the largest diameter (.620") of all of the Ahead sticks and are built for optimum sound projection and ... Click To Read More About This Product

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XL Rock series aluminum sticks with replaceable nylon sleeves really pack a wallop. They feature the largest diameter (.620") of all of the Ahead sticks and are built for optimum sound projection and durability, with ergonomically tuned handle diameters.

Precision alloy cores provide negligible weight and balance variations. Super-hard replaceable polyurethane covers protect both sticks and gear. Vibration-reduction system reduces hand fatigue. The XL Concert is 16-5/8" long, the XL Studio is 16-1/4". Each features super-short taper covers.

  • Ergonomically designed handle
  • Precision alloy core
  • Super-hard polyurethane cover
  • Vibration-reduction system
  • XL Concert 16-5/8" long
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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Almost Like A Workout Stick

By Saadi K.

from Palmdale, CA

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  • Consistent matching pairs
  • Good Quality


  • Heavier than similar spec'd sticks
  • Niche User Preferred

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Ahead XL Rock Drumsticks:

Been Using the Ahead 2Bs for a while and wanted something a bit heavier since all the drumsticks make are either 0.540" or 0.595" diameter, I went with the XL Rock since they were a 0.620" diameter (I normally use either a Vic Firth 2B or Rock model) so I was anxious to try these and they pretty much did the job well except for the fact that they are a bit too heavy. These weigh in at 77grams (according to Ahead's site) while the other 2B sticks weigh in at 63 grams. I think these would be a lot more ideal even for a heavy hitter like myself if they weight slightly less at around 70 grams. Other than that the Sticks are pretty solid for now. Also with they would make these with a short taper option as well instead of solely super short taper. These feel as close to marching sticks as you can get since they are really heavy in comparison to other similar sized sticks (aluminum or wood alike)

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)



By heavy_hitter

from no where, KS

Comments about Ahead XL Rock Drumsticks:

i absolutely love these Ahead sticks. 5 stars easily. i got them in the mail about 2 days after i ordered them, too. the only thing about them is the weight. my forearms fatigue when i'm playing fast songs (like wipe-out), but other than that i love them. the plastic cover allows more of a wood-like sound but also harder hitting with protection of your cymbals and sticks. i reccomend these to everyone, except in a smaller size.

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so far so good

By the captain

from north carolina

Comments about Ahead XL Rock Drumsticks:

i typically play hickory rock sticks (.63"x16 5/8") because i mostly play loud music. i let my fingers and the weight of the stick do most of the work to avoid fatigue. my source of cheap bulk vic firth and vater cosmetic defect sticks dried up so i figured i'ld give these a try. these cost the same as 10 bulk sticks, so made the investment. i had to weight the bulk sticks with a digital scale to match a pair, and the weights ranged from 55 grams up to 79 grams depending on the density of the wood. i couldn't find any information online about the weight of these sticks, which made me concerned, but these come it at 78 grams each. on the heavy side of the stick spectrum, but they have a good balance and feel and don't get spongy or splintered like after playing a few sessions. so far they've held up. in the future i may get their standard size rock sticks. make sure you super glue the tips on as they recommend.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


ahead xl rock drumsticks

By Bill Stevenson

from seneca, sc

Comments about Ahead XL Rock Drumsticks:

great drum sticks. I always liked the old aluminum and these are even better.

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