Ahead Lars Ulrich Aluminum Drumsticks

Are you tired of replacing broken drumsticks? Sturdy enough for Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, these Ahead aluminum sticks can really take a beating.
Precision crafted of aircraft grade aluminum with super durable, replaceable shaft covers, Ahead drumsticks are the choice of today's hardest hitting drummers on stage and studio. Always perfectly balanced and matched with cushioned grips, Ahead sticks are backed by a 60-day replacement warranty against breakage direct from the manufacturer.
.595 in. diameter

.035 in. wall

Long taper

16-1/4 in. long
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Pair
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 18 x 2 x 1 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LU
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-547-6401
(135 ratings)
Submitted December 21, 2005 by a customer from bellsouth.net
"Just Buy-Em..They're worth it."
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These are the best sticks I have ever played with. hands down. I love the Zildjian dipped sticks as well but they always seemed so lite. These sticks are a good bit heavier than wood sticks, hit with authority and respond very very well for a heavy stick. drum rolls around the kit after you get used to these sound awsome. And if you do fling one and grab a wooden stick, watch how fast you toss that one to find the ahead or look in that bag for another one. Though I haven't lost a stick yet while playing with them I did buy 2 pair. You would spend a lot more money for wooden sticks before theses where out.

Sound
Sound?..From Sticks?..The sound comes from the drums..However, being these are a lot heavier than typical wood sticks of the same size..they are louder..A good thing if you play hard like I do..

Features
Great for Rock..Lars Ulrich version look good. I play 3 to 4 nights a week anywhere from 2 to 5 hours at a time. Anti Vibration a big plus reducing hand fatigue. The sticks, though unlike many others, are very very well balanced (another plus to reduce hand fatigue). The expense..I paid $24.95 for the pair. Considering I would have went through twice that amount in wooden sticks (I break them often) the value is great. I have had these for almost 10 months and still going strong..Don't fling them either..highly recommend the optional stick wrap..great grip thick rubber tape. The less expensive cover(s) will ocassionally need replacing but read more the cost $4 or $5 a pair..not bad.

Quality
No doubts here..they are built to last..and still feel as fresh today as when I bought them 10 months ago.

Value
Definately a great value..consider that you would pay $8 to $10 for a decent pair of wooden sticks..they break, you buy more. In 10 months I would have gone through at least 4 or 5 pair buy now..you do the math. I paid $24.95 for each pair (I have 2 pairs in case I fling one),(Haven't flung one yet though) an additional $7 for the wraps. Good quality rubber tape like grip stuff. The way it adds up I get great sticks for less money.. When I do need to replace the covers which are quite durable they cost about $6 or $7 dollars.

Manufacturer Support
haven't had to contact anyone..don't know

The Wow Factor
Hey, C'mon. They look good, feel great, last forever, what more could you ask for..Don't let the initial price scare you..they are worth their weight in gold.

Musical Background:
Professional Drummer

Musical Style:
Heavy Blues, Heavy Metal
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