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Old 10-29-2008, 05:09 PM
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Does anyone use these? I am considering trying them but I'm kinda worried about bending cymbals and punching through heads with them. Also if you do use them which type do you use and how is the feel of them compared to oak and hickory sticks.
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:19 PM
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If you try the search fuction, you will find several threads about Ahead sticks. I use them. I have been using them for about 8 years now. They are different as far as feel goes when compared to wood, of course.They are always perfect as far as balance goes meaning one stick isn't heavier than the other. I have never damaged a cymabal or a head... ever. I use the 2B model and also like the 5A and 5B models as well. They aren't for everyone. Some love them, some hate them. Give them a try.
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:45 PM
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With proper playing technique you shouldn't have a problem with your cymbals or heads. Like bluesteel said they do have a different feel compared to wood. If you break a ton of sticks they may be the way to go, I played them for a while and the one thing that brought me back to wood was the sound on the hats and the ride, I just really preferred the sound of a wood tip on both.
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:46 PM
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You should know that they are NOT invincible. I once played with a guy who did too many rimshots... busted one of his Ahead sticks after about three months. Believe it or not, this guy didn't really break many wood sticks, though... and he even swore by those Zildjian sticks that break so easily for everyone else.

They are just hollow aluminum rods, after all.

On the topic of wood tips, I'm sort of surprised that Ahead hasn't figured out a way to attach wood tips and shoulders onto their metal rods. It might attract more business if they could figure out how to do it correctly.
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:24 PM
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You should know that they are NOT invincible. I once played with a guy who did too many rimshots... busted one of his Ahead sticks after about three months. Believe it or not, this guy didn't really break many wood sticks, though... and he even swore by those Zildjian sticks that break so easily for everyone else.

They are just hollow aluminum rods, after all.

On the topic of wood tips, I'm sort of surprised that Ahead hasn't figured out a way to attach wood tips and shoulders onto their metal rods. It might attract more business if they could figure out how to do it correctly.
Yes, they can and do break but in general will last a lot longer than your average wood stick. I have saved a load of money by using Aheads. I like the idea about the wood tips. Good point.
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:05 PM
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the guy in the drum department of my local music store told me that using Ahead sticks on some cymbal companie's cymbals will void the warranty for the cymbals. does anyone know if this is true?

in any case, metal sticks + hard hitting = broken cymbals. somethings gotta give. the sticks wont give, but the cymbals will. but if you don't play hard then they might be ok to use.
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:36 AM
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the guy in the drum department of my local music store told me that using Ahead sticks on some cymbal companie's cymbals will void the warranty for the cymbals. does anyone know if this is true?

in any case, metal sticks + hard hitting = broken cymbals. somethings gotta give. the sticks wont give, but the cymbals will. but if you don't play hard then they might be ok to use.
They won't hurt your cymbals. And i think that the guy at your drum shop has no clue what he is talking about. How is a cymbal manufacturer going to be able to tell that you use Ahead drum sticks on your cymbals?
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the guy in the drum department of my local music store told me that using Ahead sticks on some cymbal companie's cymbals will void the warranty for the cymbals. does anyone know if this is true?

in any case, metal sticks + hard hitting = broken cymbals. somethings gotta give. the sticks wont give, but the cymbals will. but if you don't play hard then they might be ok to use.
I could see that if it was just aluminum drumsticks hitting a bronze cymbal. It's not, though. It's a thick plastic sheath hitting a bronze cymbal. If you're dumb enough to keep hitting the cymbal after your plastic sheaves break and fall off, well, you're not very wise.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:19 PM
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I could see that if it was just aluminum drumsticks hitting a bronze cymbal. It's not, though. It's a thick plastic sheath hitting a bronze cymbal. If you're dumb enough to keep hitting the cymbal after your plastic sheaves break and fall off, well, you're not very wise.
I agree with this 100%.
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:06 PM
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I used them for a few months. The price of sticks, the cost of re-sleeving and re-tipping them, and the added headache of calling in warranty after warranty actually made them more expensive than wood sticks. They also have a weaker rebound, terrible shoulder-on-ride-bell sound and next to no cross stick sound.

If I played only metal and DID NOT have a history of breaking these nearly as often as wood sticks - even with proper care - I would play them, as they sound great on toms.

Don't buy them if you want an indestructable stick... they aren't.
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:31 PM
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There is no such thing as an indestructable stick. Ahead does not make a claim that ther are indestructable.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:08 AM
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I have the Lars Ulrich Signature Ahead drum sticks.
I have to admit that they do mark up cymbals, and leave dents in drumheads, but you will never hear a better sound in cymbals.(expecially on rides and hats).
They aren't indestructable, but they might as well be.

Also, a good warm up is to use these for a while, then switch to wooden.
It makes a bit of a difference.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:20 AM
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They can't take rimshots. No use of them for me.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:34 PM
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I have to admit that they do mark up cymbals, and leave dents in drumheads.

The sticks don't mark cymbals or dent heads. The player does.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:36 PM
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They can't take rimshots. No use of them for me.
Really? I have been getting the loudest rim shots ever.. in the 8 years that I hae been using them.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:01 PM
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Very true Wolfmoon.
But they help a little. lol
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:40 PM
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Really? I have been getting the loudest rim shots ever.. in the 8 years that I hae been using them.
Off course you can play rishots with them, but they will bend and/or break. When thin aluminium meets steel at high velocity, it's simple physics.
Most people don't like to invest thrity or more dollars into a pair of sticks and then break it, even if it takes a little longer than with wooden sticks. It seems to be a wise decision to avoid Ahead sticks most hits on the snare you make are rimshots.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:32 PM
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Mine haven't broken yet
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:57 AM
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has anyone else had problems with heads of ahead sticks coming off
the threads in mine keep breaking and just like 10mins ago i almost broke a perfectly good snare skin when the end came off and i hit the skin with the metal inside
how can i stop this happening?

and know you can't wreak the cymbals just by hitting them with the stink but I'm afraid of damaging it with the metal part of the stink at the bottom when i choke with one hand.

and just wanted to say that everything else about these stinks is great compared to wooden sticks. they take a little to get used to but iv broken so many wooden sticks and these ahead's have lasted me ages
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:29 AM
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Just make sure that they are screwed on tight before you use them
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:33 PM
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You can also put the tips on with super glue....they will come off with pliars when you need to replace the sleeves.
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You can also put the tips on with super glue....they will come off with pliars when you need to replace the sleeves.
Never tried that.
I'll check into it though.
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:02 AM
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Never tried that.
I'll check into it though.
iv all ready tried it
i tried with 2 types of super glue and twice it has come off. i'll admit though did take longer than them just being screwed on
I'm opting for a more softer glue. i think super glue drys to hard and cracks off or something like that. heres hoping a softer glue will absorb the impact more. its worked so far
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:14 AM
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Yes I agree woith Wolfmoon and RazorX... There are more than a few threads already here about these sticks. And that they arent for everyone. I ve saved a LOAD of $ in the last few years with these. I ve found that you really dont need to cross-stick your bell with these. They can take full on tip-shots to a bell and you dont have to worry about that crappy little nylon,glued-on bead splittin off to the sunset.
Rebound is less, power is amplified...i.e.: moeller technique. Balance and straightness is equal. I use the 5A Rocks. When I switch back to my Oak 747s', its like playing with chopsticks. So they have drawbacks+ advantages.
Search the threads for "Ahead Sticks", alot more there.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:17 AM
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They can't take rimshots. No use of them for me.
Gotta disagree with you there Fiery...It all goes back to technique(w/o sounding like a cop-out) lol
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:41 AM
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I'm ready for the flame attacks, but here's my simple response to this thread.

Why would any serious drummer seriously consider playing drums with metal sticks?
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:49 AM
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I'm ready for the flame attacks, but here's my simple response to this thread.

Why would any serious drummer seriously consider playing drums with metal sticks?
Not gonna flame ya... but thats not a very valid inquiry. ;P , Thats like asking why wouldnt you try a new type of cymbal...Its all about personal preference, along with many more things that make playing interesting and personal.

Why would any "serious" drummer play hip-hop?(Tony Royster Jr)...Again, No definite answer there cuz...
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Not gonna flame ya... but thats not a very valid inquiry. ;P ,
Thanks for the gentle treatment. I appreciate it.

Oh, my inquiry is as valid as anyone else's. You might not agree with it, but it's entirely valid, I assure you.

I have no problem with personal preference, so, my question was really a rhetorical one.

Drums are organic, mostly made of wood, the same material from which drumsticks have been made for a long, long time.

I tend to be someone who appreciates and supports that which has brought us here, musically, so have a far greater interest in and appreciation for wood drum sticks, that's all.

And, it was beyond amusing to read some of the following comments/questions on this thread:

• has anyone else had problems with heads of ahead sticks coming off

• Off course you can play rishots with them, but they will bend and/or break. When thin aluminium meets steel at high velocity, it's simple physics.

• I have been getting the loudest rim shots ever.. in the 8 years that I hae been using them.

• The price of sticks, the cost of re-sleeving and re-tipping them, and the added headache of calling in warranty after warranty actually made them more expensive than wood sticks. They also have a weaker rebound, terrible shoulder-on-ride-bell sound and next to no cross stick sound.

• has anyone else had problems with heads of ahead sticks coming off
the threads in mine keep breaking and just like 10mins ago i almost broke a perfectly good snare skin when the end came off and i hit the skin with the metal inside
how can i stop this happening?

• Just make sure that they are screwed on tight before you use them

• You can also put the tips on with super glue....they will come off with pliars when you need to replace the sleeves.

No Thanks!

I'll stick with my Vic Firth SD2 Bolero sticks and enjoy the organic feel and sound, occasional splinters, and eventually ... firewood.
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:26 AM
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Cool then... I see your point of view, but after too many yrs of playing, I switched to the Aheads for 1 reason- durability.

They ve done me good for a while now, and while I still use wooden sticks, I like my "metal bashers" just as much. I ve never had any problems with the tips, or the shafts. But Maybe I m just lucky, LOL!!!!!(i m really not) To each his own, as the saying goes... I have saved a LOT of money though.

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Old 11-21-2008, 11:33 AM
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Yep, to each their own, indeed.

However, after playing for a bit over 50 years ... mostly jazz, but also country swing, rock, blues and funk, I remain a wood stick man.

I love the sound of SD2s on my drums, cymbals, cross-sticking, etc.


Since I'm not a "basher" I don't break many sticks. They don't even wear out very quickly, so ...
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[font=Verdana]Yep, to each their own, indeed.
Since I'm not a "basher" I don't break many sticks. They don't even wear out very quickly, so ...
I see... My problem was that I use the bell on my ride about 90% of the time, so those little nylon tips were breaking off after about 2 weeks of heavy use...so I needed something stronger, and it was getting expensive, so they ve worked for me!

Problem is...alot of people buy them thinking that they re the answer to their problems, and dont pay attention to the fact that they are maintainable, and actually require some attention. But thats their fault. Haha, paya attention noobs!
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Thanks for the gentle treatment. I appreciate it.

Oh, my inquiry is as valid as anyone else's. You might not agree with it, but it's entirely valid, I assure you.

I have no problem with personal preference, so, my question was really a rhetorical one.

Drums are organic, mostly made of wood, the same material from which drumsticks have been made for a long, long time.

I tend to be someone who appreciates and supports that which has brought us here, musically, so have a far greater interest in and appreciation for wood drum sticks, that's all.

And, it was beyond amusing to read some of the following comments/questions on this thread:

has anyone else had problems with heads of ahead sticks coming off

Off course you can play rishots with them, but they will bend and/or break. When thin aluminium meets steel at high velocity, it's simple physics.

I have been getting the loudest rim shots ever.. in the 8 years that I hae been using them.

The price of sticks, the cost of re-sleeving and re-tipping them, and the added headache of calling in warranty after warranty actually made them more expensive than wood sticks. They also have a weaker rebound, terrible shoulder-on-ride-bell sound and next to no cross stick sound.

has anyone else had problems with heads of ahead sticks coming off
the threads in mine keep breaking and just like 10mins ago i almost broke a perfectly good snare skin when the end came off and i hit the skin with the metal inside
how can i stop this happening?

Just make sure that they are screwed on tight before you use them

You can also put the tips on with super glue....they will come off with pliars when you need to replace the sleeves.

No Thanks!

I'll stick with my Vic Firth SD2 Bolero sticks and enjoy the organic feel and sound, occasional splinters, and eventually ... firewood.
I assume you play on authentic hide drum heads? Because if you play on plastic drumheads, you have little grounds to look down (so it seems to me) on people who play with aluminum sticks.

Now, I think I'll go play my solid-shell drum set - plywood is beneath me and it's beyond amusing you would play glued veneers (that is sarcasm, intended to show that it's easy to be a snob).

I embrace diversity and innovation. Drum shells have changed little in 150 years of Western trap set evolution. Metal, plastic, hybrid and oldfangled methods like stave are great things, I think.

After reading this, I'm seriously going to look at some Aheads for myself.
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Thanks DMC...I was sensing a little bit of condescendence, I just wasnt sure. I mean, Hey "I play a 'First Act' kit, but I put Evans heads on it and added a Bosphorous ride! And its the "perfect" kit...so long as I use sticks ground from the big Oak tree from the woods of Canada! Thats what its all about, right? ......hee hee





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I tend to be someone who appreciates and supports that which has brought us here, musically,
Me too, but I m pretty open to new ideas. Change is good, ya know?
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Thanks DMC...I was sensing a little bit of condescendence, I just wasnt sure. I mean, Hey "I play a 'First Act' kit, but I put Evans heads on it and added a Bosphorous ride! And its the "perfect" kit...so long as I use sticks ground from the big Oak tree from the woods of Canada! Thats what its all about, right? ......hee hee





I m just kidding btw : P
HAHA! That would be freaky, to pimp out a First Act kit with Bosphoruses, Evans heads, DW hardware, etc.
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Yeah I'll post a few pics soon, its a great idea I got from my imagination's 4 year old brother's best friend... It sounds pretty good though, like a set of 8", 10" and 14" timbales backed with a top "o" the line ride....with all Gibralter hardware and an Axis longboard double pedal...Add your choice of snare and you have a trick set!

I m makin' myself jealous though, so I ll quit now.It would be a cool little set to see though, right? : D
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HAHA! That would be freaky, to pimp out a First Act kit with Bosphoruses, Evans heads, DW hardware, etc.
Ive done that before!
A long time ago, Upgraded a first act with Sabians and Remo's.

Not that bad actually.
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I have a very personal experience with aheads. I share my practice studio with one of my buddy's bands but there is only room for one kit in there. We both use my kit, a ddrum dios bubinga kit. The one stipulation for him to be able to use the kit though is that he must use wooden sticks and not the aheads lars ulrich's (he's a die hard lars fan, even copies all of his cheesey moves on stage). The reason for this is that i keep "loaning" him my "extra" cymbals and he keeps breaking them because the fiberglass or plastic sleeves get shredded or offer no protection whatsoever. I've been playing for 29 years and have only ever cracked 1 cymbal (a wuhan 16" china, SURPRISE bet you would have never thought that!!!). Anyways, he's been playing for about 6 years and he's cracked my sabian aa china, my paiste formula 16" crash, a zildjian amir crash, and about 4 or 5 cheap or off-brand cymbals. Now i only "loan" him disposable stuff. And wouldn't you know it, the other day i went in and found black plastic "shavings" all over the kit. I've got some expensive brass on there now, some a customs, some aax'es, a k constantinople, etc. There wil be a cracked skull to match any cracked cymbals.

Other than that, i've tried them and they actually have amazing balance and feel. Hope that helps.
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I have a very personal experience with aheads. I share my practice studio with one of my buddy's bands but there is only room for one kit in there. We both use my kit, a ddrum dios bubinga kit. The one stipulation for him to be able to use the kit though is that he must use wooden sticks and not the aheads lars ulrich's (he's a die hard lars fan, even copies all of his cheesey moves on stage). The reason for this is that i keep "loaning" him my "extra" cymbals and he keeps breaking them because the fiberglass or plastic sleeves get shredded or offer no protection whatsoever. I've been playing for 29 years and have only ever cracked 1 cymbal (a wuhan 16" china, SURPRISE bet you would have never thought that!!!). Anyways, he's been playing for about 6 years and he's cracked my sabian aa china, my paiste formula 16" crash, a zildjian amir crash, and about 4 or 5 cheap or off-brand cymbals. Now i only "loan" him disposable stuff. And wouldn't you know it, the other day i went in and found black plastic "shavings" all over the kit. I've got some expensive brass on there now, some a customs, some aax'es, a k constantinople, etc. There wil be a cracked skull to match any cracked cymbals.

Other than that, i've tried them and they actually have amazing balance and feel. Hope that helps.
After the first cracked cymbal, I'd have him bring his own pies.
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I have a very personal experience with aheads. I share my practice studio with one of my buddy's bands but there is only room for one kit in there. We both use my kit, a ddrum dios bubinga kit. The one stipulation for him to be able to use the kit though is that he must use wooden sticks and not the aheads lars ulrich's (he's a die hard lars fan, even copies all of his cheesey moves on stage). The reason for this is that i keep "loaning" him my "extra" cymbals and he keeps breaking them because the fiberglass or plastic sleeves get shredded or offer no protection whatsoever. I've been playing for 29 years and have only ever cracked 1 cymbal (a wuhan 16" china, SURPRISE bet you would have never thought that!!!). Anyways, he's been playing for about 6 years and he's cracked my sabian aa china, my paiste formula 16" crash, a zildjian amir crash, and about 4 or 5 cheap or off-brand cymbals. Now i only "loan" him disposable stuff. And wouldn't you know it, the other day i went in and found black plastic "shavings" all over the kit. I've got some expensive brass on there now, some a customs, some aax'es, a k constantinople, etc. There wil be a cracked skull to match any cracked cymbals.

Other than that, i've tried them and they actually have amazing balance and feel. Hope that helps.
First off, why loan your gear to anyone? Second and most important, broken cymbals are not the sticks fault. It's players lack of care that are breaking "your" cymbals. If you simply take a few seconds to check the covers over before playing and replace them when they are getting worn out, this wouldn't happen. If you don't do that or can't be bothered to do it then it's the players own fault. Simple as that. These sticks get a bad rap because people can't be bothered to take a few seconds to look at them.

I have been using them for 8 years and have not once bent, chipped or cracked a cymbal. This is with playing metal and even playing out live where you put a lot of energy into your playing. I'm not a pro or a know it all. I'm just someone that cares for and respects my equipment and the money I put into every single piece. If your finding plastic shavings all over the place it's because your friend is chopping at things instead of playing. I'd say stop loaning him your stuff. That Paiste Sound Formula is no longer made BTW. Someone needs to show him what he's doing wrong and let him be responsible for damaging his own gear. Maybe when he starts to pay for it on his own he will get it.
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