Ahead drumsticks celebrate 25th anniversary Limited 5BLTD laser engraved drumsticks Ahead Drumsticks celebrates 25th anniversary - Limited 5BLTD laser engraved drumsticks Mick Fleetwood, Jim Keltner, Metallica's Lars Ulrich, Russ Miller and Zac Brown Band percussionist Daniel De Los Reyes are just a few of the big names Ahead added to their artist roster the past 25 years. In 1992, the synthetic drumstick company based in Northridge, CA, started producing the Advanced High Efficiency Alloy Drumstick. In the years following until now, the company produces an array of drum products like snare drums, cases, practice pads, thrones and switch kick bass drum beaters.

25Th Anniversary Limited Edition 5B
To celebrate the 25th year of Ahead, the company offers a limited and numbered 1-1000 5B series of drumsticks, laser engraved and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the CEO.

Each pair of 5BLTD drumsticks are individually laser engraved with 'X of 1000' and ship with a matching Certificate of Authenticity. These drumsticks are similar to the standard 5B drumsticks yet slightly heavier, with extreme durability, more tip attack and fusion-style power and feel.

Features 5BLTD-25
  • All NEW Hyper-Form Engineered swaging process for a longer life span
  • Individually laser engraved
  • Includes a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the CEO, numbered 1-1000
  • 50% less shock than wood drumsticks
  • Last 6 to 10 times longer than wood drumsticks
  • 5% more rebound than wood drumsticks
  • High precision alloy core guarantees consistent weight and balance variations of less that 1%
  • Replaceable covers, tips and rings
  • High quality, unbreakable nylon tip provides a brighter, more articulate sound
  • Super-hard polyurethane replaceable covers protect your drumsticks and your gear
  • Ergonomically tuned handles
  • Built-in Vibration Control System (VRS)
  • Limited 60 Day Warranty. See Warranty Form
  • Made in USA
Technical Specifications 5BLTD-25
  • Category: Classic
  • Sku: 5Bltd-25
  • Length: 16.00 Inches
  • Diameter: 0.595 Inches
  • Wall Thickness: 0.035 Inches
  • Weight: 64 Grams
  • Taper: Long
  • Cover: Lts
  • Cover Options: Lt, Wlt
  • Tip: Tipb
  • Tip Type: Delrin
  • Tip Options: Tip, Sat, Mbt, Ball
  • Blend Ring: Rgb
  • Optional Mallet Head: Yes
The 25Th Anniversary Limited Edition 5B on aheaddrumsticks.com.
It all started with a pair of drumsticks...

In 1992, Rick Grossman of Easton Sports approached then multi-store retailer Bob Kasha with his design for a synthetic drumstick. Easton Sports had already enjoyed great success as the leading producer of baseball bats and hockey sticks made from aerospace-grade aluminum, but no one had ever seen success in designing a high performance synthetic drumstick. The path was clear. Kasha became a consultant for Easton Sports, and through his guidance the Advanced High Efficiency Alloy Drumstick was born.

He immediately saw that these new drumsticks had great potential and founded Big Bang Distribution to supply them to drummers around the world. In 1994, Kasha sold his retail stores to better focus on creating and distributing exciting and innovative drum products. In 1997, Bob Kasha purchased AHEAD Drumsticks from Easton Sports.

Since then, AHEAD has become one of the world's top drumming companies, and has expanded its assortment to include snare drums, cases, practice pads, thrones, bass drum beaters and a seemingly never-ending parade of smartly engineered drum accessories under the AHEAD brand.

For the last 25 years we have stayed "Ahead of the Grain" by being the best listeners. We listen to what every drummer and percussionist has to say whether they are a beginner or touring professional. We let their necessity be the mother of our invention. We have all of you to thank for all the great new products and innovations we have brought to the market so far.

In the next 25 years we will continue to push our goals of innovative excellence in developing products that go beyond traditional design. We will continue to provide superior levels of customer service that reflect our belief that a satisfied customer is our greatest asset. We stand behind every product that we make and we stand behind all of you.

Thank you to all the drummers of the world who have helped us better the drumming community since 1992!
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