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Rating and Reviews: Ahead 5B Chrome Sticks

Hit heavy with these tough as chromed out drumsticks. If you need that extra "oomph" without the extra broken sticks, these are for you.

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"No other can replace this smooth looking, great sounding, easy going drumstick" submitted August 7, 2003

By a customer from msn.com
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Music Style: Rock, jazz, alternative, christian, and about all other types
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Sound: The sound of these drumsticks are great I haven't heard any better ones that are made out of wood, so in my opinion these sticks are great for marching or concerts or for playing on the drumset Feature: I loved the removable shafts but the only problem is that they don't com with extra shafts like the rest but since the shafts ore only $4.00 more its worth it to buy these. Quality: This product is made great its built tuff and is designed to take anything you throw at it. they have the best sound and they are a little bit heavier then wooden sticks but thats o.k. because they are only a little bet heavier. this is a product you dont have to worry about because it comes with a 60 day warranty and are so strong that you don't have to worry about it. Value: I say if you going to buy another pair of wood sticks I would say to hold that money and get a pair of aheads because these sticks are more then likely good for a lifetime. and if you buy these and the shaft breaks well thats ok because the shafts are still cheaper then a pair of wooden sticks Manufacturer Support: I havent talked to the company but if there support is as good as these sticks then they would have the best company known to man. The Wow Factor: this product has the nicest look I have seen. with the smooth shaft and the shiny chrome handle this stich looks like if you were looking at the side of a blue jay aircraft only that is chrome at the back and the rest is black and its made smaller. Overall: I expect to be satisfied with this product forever no matter what. if your looking to buy another pair of sticks I say dont waste your money on wood when you can get chrome and graphite. so if you buy these I know you will love them too.
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"Elite drumming - For a price (Don't worry, it's not your Soul)" submitted May 22, 2004

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Music Style: hard rock
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Sound: The Ahead stick is kinda soft and hard at the same time. It make crashes crash and splashes splash. It's heavy, to give grunt behind the stroke, making you use your full body to get the stroke going, giving you wicked momentum. But they also have a lightness to them so they can easily be thrown about in your awesome fills and in your cymbal riding. AAAAANNNDDD, they look awesome as well. Feature: It is built like a rod of iron, giving it immeasurable duability, But it is quite expensive. You also have to keep buying shells for them though. Quality: The sticks are very comfortable and they don't make your hands sweaty like wood or wood dips. It takes a hell of a long time to damage them so they sound good AND so you don't have to buy new sticks, for a long peroid of time. Value: A bit top heavy with the price but it will be worth it, for you with not have to spend that much on sticks for a long time. The Wow Factor: They look absolutely awesome and stylish plus they look cool flying through the air! Overall: I would be very happy with this product. If the band I'm in takes off I would get sponsored by these guys!
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"One of the few" submitted November 14, 2003

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Music Style: Progressive rock/metal, hard rock, jazz
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Sound: Sounds just like a wooden stick on toms and snare. Cymbal response is a little different, as the nylon "gives" differently when you hit cymbals with a glancing blow. Sounds slightly less focused on ride and hats when doing a ride pattern, but better than most synthetic sticks. Cross stick is a tad weak, but if you play to be playing crossticks a lot, check out the new "Crossroads" models by Ahead. They claim to have remedied the issue by using a different cover, and the covers may be usable on the standard Aheads, but I have not tried this. Feature: What can I say? Replaceable tips, replaceable shaft covers, and kills all of the vibrations without a major loss of rebound. Vibrations? You have no clue whatsoever how bad vibrations are with wood sticks, and how much they are with other sythetics, or the toll that they are taking on your hands until you try these wonders of engineering. Quality: VERY well made. I have never heard of a defective one. GREAT product! Value: Well, whad'ya think? I've heard of one guy who went 10 years with one pair of sticks, including the original covers, and he's still going. Manufacturer Support: Fortunately, I never had to use this, thanks to the above. The Wow Factor: Awww, come on. Chrome and black sticks? Even jazz guys can't ignore this one. Looks really cool if you have, say a black or chrome kit. Overall: No need to replace it. However, I still use wood sticks, because sometimes, these just don't feel natural enough. And do buy some tips if you can, and ALWAYS, no matter what the sticks are, KEEP A COUPLE OF BACK UPS.
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"AWSOME" submitted September 27, 2004

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Musical Background: band
Music Style: rock
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Sound: The sound is increidable!! Feature: This is the best made product I have ever touched!! Quality: This is the best quailty for a drummer!!! Value: I think that this is a great product but to high of a price! Manufacturer Support: It's aluminum of course it has good support. Overall: This is the greatest invention for a drummer yet!!!
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Music Style: progressive rock
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Sound: I havent noticed a difference in the sound when ive played with these bad boys, but i love the weight and the balance of these sticks. I will deffinetly be a lifetime buyer! Feature: I havent noticed a difference in the sound when ive played with these bad boys, but i love the weight and the balance of these sticks. I will deffinetly be a lifetime buyer! Quality: nothing like it Value: i think that the stick is worth its weight in gold. I have had the same sticks for almost a year (using them on and off) and i just broke them Manufacturer Support: i havent dealt with the company, but if they are anything like the stick, i wouldnt mind dealing with them The Wow Factor: yeah, the black/white blend makes this stick unbeleivably beautiful. I love the look.
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