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Old 01-11-2011, 04:05 PM
hatebreed hatebreed is offline
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Default My last pair of sticks were some aheads, look what happened...

I'm being a cheap skate and going through every single pair of sticks i own until i buy some new ones. These were my last (because they suck) and i think i've been rimshotting a bit too much!



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Old 01-11-2011, 04:30 PM
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Default Re: My last pair of sticks were some aheads, look what happened...

i LOVE Ahead. they are expensive for a pair of sticks, (~$25 around me), and it takes some money and time to keep them up (buying new sleeves and tips and such). but overall i really think that ahead makes a really good stick because theyre so versatile. i think my favorite part about them is the tip. its nylon but it doesnt sound like it! :D though mine always seem to rub my fingers a bit raw :/

pointless post, i know...but! i have broken many pairs of Aheads and i just dont want you to hate them because they broke :( just gotta make sure the sleeve is protecting the shaft, my friend
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:57 PM
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Default Re: My last pair of sticks were some aheads, look what happened...

No its not cos they broke. They just dont compare to a regular wooden stick for me. They just feel different. Each to there own though! :D
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:00 PM
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Default Re: My last pair of sticks were some aheads, look what happened...

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No its not cos they broke. They just dont compare to a regular wooden stick for me. They just feel different. Each to there own though! :D
there crap mate same thing happened to me i have the same pic and my ones was the heavy tommy lees there not worth the money
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:52 AM
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Default Re: My last pair of sticks were some aheads, look what happened...

Funny . . . I have been using them for over ten years with both moderate and heavy playing. Yeah. Occasionally one will break. Ahead nor anyone else has ever claimed that they are unbreakable. I have saved loads of money using Aheads. They aren't for everyone. I hated them when I first tried them but I got used to them and have been using them ever since.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:18 AM
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Default Re: My last pair of sticks were some aheads, look what happened...

Its one of those things for me....ill break one and say ill never buy them again, and here i am waiting for my Matt McDonough signature pair to come in at the local shop. Ill probably buy 4 pairs and 8 sleeves by the end of the month `Just in case`

Im not sure if Ahead still does it, but they did replace the first stick i broke when i called them up, i just sent them a picture of the sleeve mostly in tact and the aluminum that had cracked. This was YEARS ago though.

I prefer the plastic sleeves for cymbal rolls and the spherical tips of the pair i ordered for ride/bell work.

Again, sticks are all personal preference, just like anything else in drumming lol. Drumming is the epitome of "no wrong way to do it as long as you dig the sound"
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:14 AM
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Default Re: My last pair of sticks were some aheads, look what happened...

i played only aheads for about three years straight, and the only time they actually broke was when i was playing on a ride. it was this HUGE 22" heavy ride. it was...quite a piece of work :) so much fun to play. it always seemed to happen while i was on the bell...

im not saying the ride broke my sticks, all the rimshots/cymbal work/lack of upkeep really sent them over the edge, the ride just finished them off...it was cool though because it only ever happened at a show and some drunk lady would always freak out and have the band or myself sign the stick. making friends :D
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:28 PM
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Default Re: My last pair of sticks were some aheads, look what happened...

Let's face it. It's better the stick breaks than your drum rim or cymbal.

Any stick that lasts forever is probably damaging the kit, within reason of course.

I'll bet some Jazzers have sticks from the previous century.

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Old 01-19-2011, 12:35 PM
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Default Re: My last pair of sticks were some aheads, look what happened...

It depends on how you "use or abuse" the drumsticks, sooner or later it will break for sure. By the way, how is that French red wine behind the sticks?
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:29 PM
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Default Re: My last pair of sticks were some aheads, look what happened...

you're not supposed to rim shot with ahead. Learned the hard way :(
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:17 PM
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Default Re: My last pair of sticks were some aheads, look what happened...

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Let's face it. It's better the stick breaks than your drum rim or cymbal.

Any stick that lasts forever is probably damaging the kit, within reason of course.

I'll bet some Jazzers have sticks from the previous century.

Davo
True on breaking sticks rather thank drums & cymbals.

...but, jazzer's sticks might not break often but the wood tips don't seem to last long from all the cymbal riding.
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