…Did you know?
AHEAD drumsticks were introduced in 1992, developed by a
drummer/engineer at Easton Sporting Company, makers of aluminum arrows,
baseball bats, hockey sticks and more. With their many years of success
in replacing wood with aluminum and state of the art research and
development, they were able to apply this technology to drumsticks. The
AHEAD drumsticks are made of an aerospace grade aluminum tubing where
the upper half of the stick has a replaceable polyurethane cover and
threaded tip. AHEAD was designed to out perform wood in almost every
way. They have up to 50 % less shock and can last up to 6 to 10 times
longer then most similar sized wood models*. Because of the flex, they
rebound up to 10% better then wood so you can play faster with less
effort. “Feel the Power,” because you won’t have to work as hard to get
loud when you need it. Listen to the tone of your drums, when you use
AHEAD, they sound unbelievable on the toms and rim shots. They can even
sound like wood when you hit them together. Plus, AHEAD is one of the
only drumsticks on the market with a limited 60 DAY WARRANTY. Please
visit our website at
http://www.bigbangdist.com/pdfs/warnty_ahead.pdf for details.
One of the great features about AHEAD, is it’s versatility. When the
drumstick shows wear and cut through, the covers can easily be changed
by unthreading the tip and removing the cover. There are several
different thread sizes. AHEAD offers a variety of different tip shapes
that are interchangeable, made from a variety of different high impact
plastics that range from soft to hard, breakable to unbreakable, as well
as something in between. AHEAD also offers the standard super bright
sounding nylon 66, (that most other stick manufacturers use, that are
breakable,) and several other unbreakable nylons, so if you do like the
sound of wood, you can get close to it with the softer TIP model made
from a super tough unbreakable nylon. The nice thing is, if you like the
sound of standard nylon and it shatters, you won’t have to throw the
stick out just because the tip has broken. Any Ahead Drumstick can be
converted to a mallet just by replacing the tip with an AHEAD Mallet
VRS (Vibration Reduction System) is built into every AHEAD drumstick.
The VRS reduces stick shock up to 50% more then wood. This translates
into less wear on your joints and body fatigue associated with drumming.
This is HUGE! To prove it, play the AHEAD drumsticks for 2 weeks,
and then try comparing it to wood? We promise you will feel the power,
performance and notice the difference. Since 1992, testimonials will
show that AHEAD is most possibly the healthiest drumstick on the market.
If you suffer from CTS (Carpel Tunnel Syndrome,) arthritis or fatigue,
you will appreciate the AHEAD Advantage.
Not just for Heavy Metal… Ahead Drumsticks are played not only by some
of today's biggest Rock and Heavy Metal artists. We have quite a nice
cross section of player's from Jim Keltner, Mick Fleetwood & Fab
Moretti (The Strokes), to Trey Gray (Brooks & Dunn), Todd Anderson
(Heartland) & Ryan Lucotch (Portneck Hillbillies) and many more.... They
all have made the switch and Ahead Drumsticks are a compliment to many
forms and stlyes of today's music. Just ask these guy's!!
One of the biggest misconceptions about Ahead Drumsticks is that they
break cymbals faster then wood. Sticks do not break cymbals,
drummers do! Question: would you rather have a plastic bumper
on your car or a wood bumper and why do car manufacturers use
polyurethane for their bumpers? The great thing about the AHEAD
polyurethane covers is they are high impact, cut resistant and the act
as a shock absorber that protects the aluminum shaft, drum hardware, and
yes, even cymbals!! Contrary to rumors,
AHEAD drumsticks actually are better for your cymbals then wood can ever
be. First of all, there is no transference of wood fiber or lacquer,
from the AHEAD drumstick that can be imbedded into your cymbals, as wood
will. Over time, your cymbals will start to loose their tone quality
caused by these embedded fibers and lacquer from wood drumsticks. This
is almost impossible to remove without damaging the original quality of
the cymbal. Failure to change covers, when they show cut-through,
can harm your cymbals and dramatically reduce your drumstick life,
(correct tipping of your cymbals can also reduce this dramatically.) But
as you can see, we have been around for over 15 years and AHEAD
Drumsticks has, and never will be, proven to be any less then the best
for your cymbals and your hands when correctly used. AHEAD may possibly
be the only synthetic drumstick in the world with major artist
endorsements. There are a lot of reasons why, but when Tommy Lee first
started to use our drumsticks over 13 years ago, his cymbal breakage
dropped by 75% annually.
Ahead Covers come in multiple colors Black, Silver, Wood-tone, and
(White for drum corps models only.)
leader in Consistency! Ahead Drumsticks are consistent in weight,
balance, and performance with a Less than 1% variation, which does not
compare to up to 20% with wood models!!
with Ahead Drumsticks. They are recyclable. Just mail your broken sticks
and covers to us and we’ll do the rest.
AHEAD grip tape was engineered to last for almost as long as the life of
the stick. It will greatly enhance the grip, performance, and lets the
less energy into holding the sticks and more energy into playing. From a
fatigue standpoint, this is much better for drummers' hands and should
be sold with every pair. We also recommend using AHEAD grip tape on all
types of drumsticks.
Visit our website to
see all of our latest models and sizes at:
Every drummer should have a variety of weapons in their bag, so….
“Make the Switch”
– Feel the Power and the Performance…. save a tree, save your hands,
save your cymbals, save your money.
“ Protect yourself, protect your hardware"
*Unfortunately some Electronic pads that have a hard backing may cause
our sticks to fatigue faster then they would on a traditional acoustic
drum set or mesh head. Our sticks are forced to absorb more shock and
flex because electronic pads and cymbals are far less flexible and
forgiving. For some, wood may out last the AHEAD on electronic pads,
but because of the vibration reduction, the AHEAD drumstick is
something to considered because they will absorb more of that shock.
When using wood, the "Shock Factor" can cause long-term physical wear
and tear on your body, which you will have to endure when playing some
types of electronic pads.
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