The Vater 1A is lengthy stick with a 5B style grip and acorn tip. The unfinished American Hickory of Vater's Nude Series Sticks leave a comfortable sanded grip that is perfect for drummers who have problems with stick slippage due to hand sweat while performing. Available in wood tip. Length = 16.75" Diameter = .59"
A longer version of the top-selling 3A model for added reach and ability to "choke up" on the stick. Available in wood or nylon tip. Length = 16.625" Diameter = .6"
The Vater 5B is a very responsive, comfortable and balanced stick with acorn tip. Versatile stick. Also available in Sugar Maple, Nude Series, Eternal Black and Color Wrap. Available in wood or nylon tip. Length = 16" Diameter = .605"
Designed in collaboration with renowned educator Steve Fidyk, the Swing model measures just under a 7A in the grip. This model has a "double taper", meaning that it is slightly thicker towards the middle of the stick than in the grip and then finishes with a very quick and thin taper. This produces a stick that possesses great sensitivity and exceptionally fast rebound. Available in wood or nylon tip. Length = 16" Diameter = .535"
Vater 1/2 Timbale Sticks are 1/2 inch in diameter and available in Hickory and Maple versions. Hickory, being a denser wood, tends to hold up better than Maple. However, many players like the feel of Maple and are more comfortable playing with that particular wood. The 1/2 inch diameter is the thickest of the timbale sticks and very effective if competing with electronic instruments and louder volume is necessary. Length = 16″ Diameter = .500″
The Vater "BeBop 500" model comes in under a 7A in the grip. The quick taper produces a fast rebound with a small tip size for a clean ride cymbal tone. The BeBop series sticks are smaller grip sized models that are perfect for lower volume or Jazz settings. Also available in Maple and Sugar Maple. Maple will offer a lighter touch and slightly warmer cymbal tone. Available in wood or nylon tip. Length = 16" Diameter = .5"
The Vater "Heartbeater" is between a 5A and 5B in the grip. A solid feeling drumstick with an acorn style tip that gives the player outstanding rebound from around the drumkit. A great stick for mid-volume Rock music situations. Available in wood tip. Length = 16.125" Diameter = .58"
The non-retractable Poly bristles produce a warm, mellow sound on both drums & cymbals. 5A sized wooden handle.
A very small diameter (under a 7A) for ultra-low volume playing. The Bamboo offers superb durability and some added weight for a solid feel, without excess volume. Bamboo is also the fastest growing plant on Earth, making this a very eco-friendly percussion product.
Designed by the Jazz Legend, Vater's Jimmy Cobb Model Drumsticks measure in between a 5A and a 5B in the grip. They feature a long taper to a medium sized teardrop tip for warm and defined cymbal tones. A "quick" feeling jazz stick. Available in wood tip. Length = 16" Diameter = .595" Part of Vater's "Player's Design" Series, this custom model is derived from the artist's unique and individual style, under the direction of the artists themselves, through careful More Info »
Vater Karl Perazzo's Drumbale Sticks are a tapered hand-selected Hickory Timbale stick that has the feel of a traditional drumstick with the finesse and quickness of a Timbale stick. This unique, multi-purpose design allows a player to switch effortlessly from a drumset to percussion set up with out switching sticks. Hickory. Available in Hickory. Length = 15.5″ Diameter = .52″ "If you shake it more than twice, your playing with it."
A bit bigger than a 7A in the grip, Vater 8A Sugar Maple Sticks have a small barrel-shaped bead for defined and articulate cymbal work. Great response from around the drumkit. Available in wood tip. Length = 16" Diameter = .555"
Vater Stephen Creighton Pipe Band Sugar Maple Sticks feature a tapered handle and oval shaped tip for perfect contact on the drum head. These elements give a great balance and pitch on the Pipe Band high-tension snare drums. Stephen Creighton was a junior world champion at just 16 years old and currently holds 2 Drum Corps World Titles and numerous additional honors. He is a sergeant for the world-renowned St. Laurence O'Toole Pipe Band in Ireland. Available in wood tip. More Info »
Vater's Tai Ko Bachi is a hefty stick and made of hickory. It's used on Taiko, Odaiko, Nagado-Daiko and other traditional Japanese large drums. This unique drumming style and tradition dates back more than 1,600 years. The weight of the stick gives you the opportunity to dig into the drum in order to get maximum effect.
Part of the Vater Cymbal Sticks Collection, the Oval features a 5A sized grip and produces Mid Range tones. Made from Sugar Maple for a lighter touch. Available in wood tip. Length = 16″ Diameter = .57″ The Cymbal Stick models are recreations of those originally designed and hand-turned in the mid 1950s by Jack Adams (Alan & Ron Vater's grandfather). These Maple models feature the same distinct tip shapes and specifications that gave drummers of the great jazz and More Info »
The Vater "Jazz Ride" is slightly over a 5A in the grip. Long taper to a small teardrop tip for a great ride cymbal sound, response and definition. Available in wood tip. Length = 16" Diameter = .575"
Just under a 5A in grip size with a barrel-shaped tip, Vater Recording American Hickory Sticks combine broad, dynamic tone range with superb balance and feel. Also available in Sugar Maple. Available in wood tip. Length = 16.25" Diameter = .56"
Vater Traditional 7A American Hickory Drumsticks are dubbed “traditional” because they are longer and have a different tip shape than standard 7A's in the industry. This classic style 7A has a great feel for lighter playing. The small acorn tip delivers full cymbal and drum sounds without being overbearing. Available in wood or nylon tip. Length = 15.5" Diameter = .540"
The Vater 2B features an oval tip for greater surface contact. Heavier shoulder and added length for attack & punch. Available in wood or nylon tip. Length = 16.25" Diameter = .635"
Named after the legendary street in Manhattan and replicated after one of the early hand-turned Jack's Drum Shop Models, this design is straight out of the great Jazz and Big Band era. The long and flat oval tip produces warm and broad ride cymbal tones with full-bodied drum sounds. The quick taper gives it a great feel and response. Available in wood tip. Length = 16" Diameter = .53"