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Old 07-11-2008, 03:26 AM
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Who uses Ahead sticks here? I personally think they're a huge joke and none of the drummers sponsored by Ahead are, in my opinion, amazing.
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:47 AM
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im not a fan of them, cracked my 18" within a month of playing with them.
they were 5a's.

travis smith is quite good, im pretty sure he is sponsored by them.

in the world of metal drummers,he is very good indeed.

he didnt get awarded the "best drummer in the universe" award,by metal hammer for nothing.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:30 AM
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I have some Peter Criss Studio models that are mighty dusty. In fact, they don't even have tips on 'em. They are very genre - specific sticks. Hard to get a nice woody stick sound from a plastic coated aluminum stick with a nylon tip.

As far as breaking cymbals, I only played my B8Pros with them. When the B8pros left, the Aheads were retired. I wouldn't play any of my current cymbals with an Ahead stick. Not even on a dare.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:28 PM
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There are several threads on here about Ahead sticks. I have been using them for close to 7 years now. They aren't for everyone. I like them. Some hate them. I use 2B's but sometimes use 5B's as well. I ply metal/rock. I use thin crash cymbals as well as heavy power crashes such as Paiste Signatures power crashes and even a Rude crash ride. I have never damaged a cymbal thin or heavy. Just because you don't like them that doesn't mean they are a joke.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:39 PM
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I have a pair of Ahead 5B's and whilst I don't really use them any more, they're certainly not 'bad' sticks - just not for everyone.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:44 PM
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I have a pair of Ahead 5B's and whilst I don't really use them any more, they're certainly not 'bad' sticks - just not for everyone.

I hated them the first time I tried them. I think it takes time to get use to them.
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Old 07-12-2008, 01:28 AM
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Idk I probably don't like them just because of their image or whatever but i tried them at a Guitar Center just to see what they were like and they're just huge. I feel like a caveman with two logs smashing whatever i see.
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:46 AM
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im not a fan of them, cracked my 18" within a month of playing with them.
they were 5a's.

travis smith is quite good, im pretty sure he is sponsored by them.

in the world of metal drummers,he is very good indeed.

he didnt get awarded the "best drummer in the universe" award,by metal hammer for nothing.
Ok your sticks did not break ur crash. ive been using them for almost 8 years on my medium and thin weight cymbals and never had a problem. These are paiste cymbals too which some ppl say have a reputation for cracking. I use 2bs and the tommy lee model btw.
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:10 PM
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Tommy Lee is a poser, sell-out, and an all around bad drummer.
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:28 PM
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Doesn't necessarily mean his sticks are bad news, however.
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:03 PM
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Haha I know. They are massive though they're the longest stick ahead sells i believe lmao
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Tommy Lee is a poser, sell-out, and an all around bad drummer.
Lol. that's you opinion.
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Haha I know. They are massive though they're the longest stick ahead sells i believe lmao
Yea they are pretty big. They take some getting used to.
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:09 AM
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The worst thing about them is when the tip comes off while your playing and the threaded rod from the stick slices through your heads. (yes I used super glue, thread lock, etc.)

Then you have to get new sleeves that cost almost as much as new wood sticks. Then you have to heat them up to try to get them on. huge pain.
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Old 07-13-2008, 04:14 AM
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The worst thing about them is when the tip comes off while your playing and the threaded rod from the stick slices through your heads. (yes I used super glue, thread lock, etc.)

Then you have to get new sleeves that cost almost as much as new wood sticks. Then you have to heat them up to try to get them on. huge pain.
Lol the sleeves don't cost that much around here they are like 4 bucks.
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:01 AM
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I don't think I have an interest in using them on my kit but, I spend a lot of time on the practice pad. I am wondering since they are man made not wood how even they are in weight, feel and tone. I would like to have one pair of sticks that sound and feel exactly the same. So any of you owners please comment, thanks in advance.
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Lol the sleeves don't cost that much around here they are like 4 bucks.
You are correct, sir! Also I ve never had a tip come off, a couple minutes in hot water makes changing sleeves a breeze, they outlast any wooden nylon tip stick(if you take proper care), they are perfectly balanced and straight and I havent broken a cymbal with'em either. I have with wooden 747's though.( I think there was a chip on the cymbal) They took a bit of getting used to and they re not for everyone. They make much lighter models now and they ve saved me a good amount of $. I think a few ill-informed people havent really given them a chance because of what someone else told them. Hating sticks because of an "image"? What a joke! I feel like I ve been through this before...Oh yeah I have. Searching forums is quite helpful...
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