Vater Sugar Maple Power 5AW Wood Tip Drum Sticks
Comfortable to the 5A player but with 1/2" extra length for extra reach and weight. Also available in Hickory version.
"I spent years searching for the perfect combination of projection & softness without wanting to sacrifice durability. I finally found it with the Vater Sugar Maple Power 5A!" – Ian O’Neill [Kelsea Ballerini]
16 1/2" | 41.91cm
0.580" | 1.47cm
Brings out a mature, sweet voice from drums and cymbals. Maple can provide the feel of a big stick without the extra weight of a hickory stick. Many of Vater’s popular Hickory models are also offered in Maple for players who prefer a certain profile but desire the tone / volume changes that only Sugar Maple can provide.
Vater guarantees their drumsticks to be straighter, more consistent and of
higher quality than all other leading drumstick manufacturers.
Vater's Nylon tips are guaranteed not to fall off, crack or break
for the performance life span of the drumstick.
100% of Vater's drumsticks are manufactured in the USA.
All Vater sticks are tone & weight matched by computer analysis.
Wood type and moisture content are the key elements to a drumstick's response and durability. Vater crafts their drumsticks from only the finest American Hickory and Maple available. Vater is extremely picky about the moisture content of their dowels. Too much moisture produces a stick that feels "rubbery" and that will warp quickly. Too little moisture will produce a stick that is very brittle and will break easily.
Vater manufactures drumsticks from dowels that measure a particular percentage, making a stick that is very durable and will remain straighter longer. Other drumstick manufacturers opt to use dowels that measure at a lower moisture content because it will yield them a higher percentage of straight sticks from a production run, thus sacrificing quality and durability. There's an old saying that Vater has adopted in their drumstick making: "Quality not quantity".
Vater's mission has always been to produce the highest quality drumsticks on the planet. Period. Vater has set very high quality control standards during the production process. From the lathing, sanding and finishing, to tip shaping, rolling and pairing, the goal is always to produce the best quality drumsticks possible.