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Our Product Research TeamA Return to Form for Vater Sticks
When Vater patriarch Jack Adams and partner Fred Michaeli began hand-lathing drumsticks in the basement of Boston’s Jacks Drum Shop for the likes of Buddy Rich and Elvin Jones, neither could have predicted that today, some 60 years later, Vater would go on to become one of the most successful names in the worldwide percussion space. The Vater Classics hickory stick lineup consists of six core models (available with wood or nylon tips) that are spec’d and sized just as Jack and his family pioneered them prior to the Vater brand. All Vater Classics sticks are sourced from choice hickory and lathe turned for heirloom quality. In addition to slightly reduced diameters across most models, Vater Classics sticks feature special logos and balanced tapers, “for sticks that dance in your hands” (Alan Vater). Experience a return to form in drumstick construction — check out the Vater Classics series from Sweetwater.Related Videos: Classics Drumsticks - 5B - Nylon TipAbout the Vater Classics 5Bs
Balancing power, finesse, and durability, the 5B stick size is a longstanding rock favorite. Vater’s Classics 5B model is slightly thinner (.595") than Vater’s standard 5B, with a balanced taper that’s quick to get around the kit. Nylon tips generate extra penetrating power on cymbals.Vater Classics 5B drumsticks are available with wood or nylon tips.Vater Classics 5B Nylon Tip Drumsticks Features:
- Reproductions of Vater’s earliest stick models
- Lathe turned for heirloom quality
- Sourced from select hickory
- Balanced tapers create stick profiles that dance in the hands
- Vater Classics center logos
- Length: 16"
- Diameter: .595"
- Tips: tip