Ahead 5B Aluminum Drumsticks

With a built-in vibration reduction system and aluminum alloy core, the Ahead 5B drumsticks reduce hand fatigue and provide an ergonomic comfort grip.

Always perfectly balanced and matched with cushioned grips, Ahead sticks are backed by a 60-day replacement warranty against breakage direct from the manufacturer.

LT covers

RGB rings

.595 in. diameter

.030 in. wall

Long taper

16 in. long
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 0.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 18 x 2 x 1 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5B

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-547-6401

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 2 out of 5 stars. (26 ratings)
Submitted April 17, 2008 by a customer from aol.com

"Keep buying wood sticks. You'll thank me later!"

Overall: 2 out of 5 stars
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I think I've said too much already.
Seems to have no discernable difference in sound from an average wood stick
Came with set of replacement sleeves.. Not sure why.. Aluminum shaft snapped in half way before having an opportunty (or need) to replace them.
Ease of Use
UMMMM.. It's a stick.. It's as easy to use as any. I have played 5b sticks for years. Usually Vic Firth american hickory. Had very good experience with Vic Firth sticks. I strongly recommend wrapping these with some stick tape as the aluminum shaft is slippery and you will wear your hands out prematurely trying to hold on to them.
I'm really not a hard hitter. As I said before. Broke aluminum shaft in half in similar if not less time than I would normally see a wood stick break.
Just keep buying wood sticks. In the long run, you'll be happier and probably spend less money.
Manufacturer Support
Not applicable.. Didn't use support staff
The Wow Factor
I wanted it. (emphasis on the ED) After using the sticks for a short time, I really don't feel that they lived up to the "hype".

Musical Background:

Active Musician

Musical Style:

80's Tribute Band - All 80's styles New Wave-Hair Metal
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