AHEAD DRUMSTICKS E-TRAINING
HISTORY OF AHEAD DRUMSTICKS
AHEAD stands for Advanced High Efficiency Aluminum Drumsticks.
AHEAD Drumsticks were introduced in 1992 and developed by a drummer/engineer at Easton Sporting Company, makers of aluminum arrows, baseball bats, hockey sticks and more. With Easton’s state of the art research and development and their many years of success in replacing wood with aluminum, they were able to apply their technology to drumsticks.
ABOUT AHEAD SPECIALLY DESIGNED DRUMSTICKS
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 50% less shock and can last up to 6 to 10 times longer then most similar sized wood models. The flex allows drummers to play fast with less effort because they rebound up to 10% better. AHEAD polyurethane covers are high impact, cut resistant and they act as a shock absorber that protects the aluminum shaft, drum hardware, and yes, even cymbals.
DURABILITY & VERSATILITY
AHEAD Drumsticks are extremely versatile – when a drumstick shows wear and cut-through, the covers can be easily changed by unthreading the tip and removing the cover. Aside from several different thread sizes, AHEAD also 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.
We also offer the standard super bright sounding nylon 66 (a breakable, standard nylon that most manufacturers use) and several other unbreakable nylons. Unlike the standard nylon tips on wood drumsticks, you won’t have to throw the sticks out just because the tip broke.
TIP: 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.
Also, any AHEAD Drumstick can be converted to a mallet just by replacing the tip with an AHEAD Mallet Head.
COMFORT & SAFETY
Play the AHEAD Drumsticks for 2 weeks, and then try comparing them to wood drumsticks? We promise you will feel the power, performance and notice the difference.
AHEAD Drumsticks has and will never be proven to be any less than the best for your cymbals and your hands when used correctly. Just think, there is a reason why Tommy Lee’s cymbal breakage dropped annually by 75% when he started using AHEAD Drumsticks over 15 years ago.
*However, failure to change covers when they show cut-through can harm your cymbals and dramatically reduce your drumstick life. Correct tipping of your cymbals also helps reduce harm to your cymbals and drumsticks.
WHO USES AHEAD DRUMSTICKS?
AHEAD Drumsticks are designed for all styles of drumming by allowing you to increase your dynamic range while giving you more power with less effort.
Not just for Heavy Metal… AHEAD Drumsticks are played not only by some of today's biggest Rock artists in the world. We have quite a nice cross section of player's from Lars Ulrich, Phil Rudd, Jim Keltner, Mick Fleetwood, Tico Torres & Fab Moretti (The Strokes), to Trey Gray (Brooks & Dunn) and many more. They all have made the switch and AHEAD Drumsticks are a compliment to many forms and styles of today's music.
Every drummer should have a variety of weapons in their bag, so…
“Make the Switch” – Feel the power and performance. Save a tree, save your hands, save your cymbals, save your money. “Protect yourself, protect your hardware.”