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.

Overall User Ratings (based on 26 ratings)
  • Overall:
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Sound:
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Features:
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Ease of Use:
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Quality:
    1.5 out of 5 stars
  • Value:
    1.5 out of 5 stars
Overall: 2 out of 5 stars
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Submitted April 17, 2008 by a customer from

"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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Submitted October 7, 2004 by a customer from

Ahead 5B Aluminum Sticks Customer Review

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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overall this drumstick is one the best sticks i've ever used on stage i tried other types of sticks but i needed something i could have a handle over its light weighted it has a good grip and i never played with such a stick and it also allowd me to play for a very long time and very fast i when you say this drumstick is ahead of time your not messen around it truely when my friends ever need new sticks this is what itell them ro buy THANKYOU AHEAD DRUMSTICKS!!!

Musical Background:

i'm a drummer of 11 years

Musical Style:

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