5A sized in the grip with a gentle taper and an acorn-style bead that puts out great tone from around the drum-kit. A very well balanced, responsive and solid feeling stick. Hickory.
Length 16" | 40.64cm Grip 0.635" | 1.61cm
2B sized grip and made from Sugar Maple for a lighter weight to move around the drums quickly. Small round tip for articulate cymbal definition. ?Power, Performance and Perfection...these sticks have it all and more!? -Tim Alexander
Length16 1/2" | 41.91cm Grip 0.565" | 1.44cm. This stick design comes from one of the most in demand drummers of today. Brian's stick design is just under a 5A in the grip but with some extra length for added reach. The gradual taper to the medium sized barrel tip makes it a nicely balanced and versatile stick.
Chad Smith's Funk Blaster
Length16" | 40.64cm Grip 0.605" | 1.54cm. Same grip as a 5B but with a beefier taper for some extra weight up top and acorn tip. Great for heavy, solid playing. Hickory.
"Sticks and stones may break my bones but Vater will never hurt me." -Chad Smith
Length16" | 40.64cm Grip 0.580" | 1.47cm. Between a 5A & 5B, with a quick taper and heavy shoulder. A bit more weight up top for a solid feel, great response and durability, yet still sensitive enough for lighter playing. A slightly enlarged version of a 5A tip. Hickory.
"Check out the wood I created! Simple yet versatile. Straight-forward yet flexible. Whether I'm playing punk rock, pop or anything in-between, the H-220 lets me easily switch gears without having to switch sticks." - Josh Freese
Length16 1/2" | 41.91cm Grip 0.595" | 1.51cm. This design comes from one of the most respected musicians in the Gospel scene and drummer for Israel Houghton and New Breed, Big Mike Clemons. Mike's design measures out just under a 5B in the grip with an extra 1/2" in length for added reach around the kit. With a quick taper and a classic acorn style tip for full drum and cymbal tones, this model is very durable and responsive. Mike's model also features Vater's Nude Series finish for a comfortable, unlaquered grip.
Length16" | 40.64cm Grip 0.580" | 1.47cm. This 2451 model is made from Hickory. The right choice for live and harder hitting performance settings.
"The 2451 is the stick I have dreamed about my whole career. This stick feels amazing in my hand and even better on the kit!" –Mike Johnsto
The Stewart Copeland Standard
Length16" | 40.64cm Grip0.555" | 1.41cm. Stewart's stick features a rounded oval style bead that provides crisp, clear, articulate tones on cymbals and full-body tones from drums combined with superb balance and rebound, making this a great feeling stick. Hickory.
Smitty Smith's Power Fusion
Length16 1/4" | 41.27cm Grip 0.600" | 1.52cm. Slightly under a 5B, Smitty's stick features a gradual taper to a medium sized ball tip. Power and precision combined in this great playing stick. Hickory.
Length16.375" | 41.59cm Grip 0.625" | 1.59cm. Similar to a 2B in grip, Virgil's stick has a beefy shoulder and quick taper to a rounded barrel shaped tip. A great solid-feeling stick for when volume and projection are needed. Hickory.
"I started using the Virgil Assault model because I love the shape of the stick. It's the perfect beast between the 5B and the Morgan Alien Freak stick because of the taper and tip. This stick is CRUSHING when I need to lay it down T. Lee style and graceful when I wanna bust out the Stewart Copeland chops." - Will Hunt [Evanescence / Vasco Rossi]
Derek's model is in between a 5A and 5B in the grip. The stick features a really quick taper to a small acorn tip for warm but defined cymbal tones. A great stick for a variety of musical applications.
"My new Vater signature model drumstick gives me exactly what I need… Perfect size and feel....Not too big, not too small. Perfect balance.... Weighted just right at the tip and butt. Added length gives me that little extra reach. Perfect versatility...works well in quite, loud or any other situations I find myself playing in. Perfection! Perfect for me. Perfection? Could it be perfect for you?" - Derek Roddy
Educator Mike Johnston's 2451 is a great all-around design that can be used in any musical style. It has a grip size between a 5A and 5B with a gradual taper to a barrel tip for ride cymbal definition. The gradual taper gives the model a fantastic and quick feel around the kit.
The 2451 model is available in both Hickory and Sugar Maple. The Sugar Maple version is perfect for lower volume and lesson room type settings, while the Hickory version is the right choice for live and harder hitting performance settings.
"The maple version is lighter and airier than its hickory counterpart, making it a better choice for practicing or for softer playing situations, whereas the firmer hickory model aptly lends itself to heavier hitting. The wood type is the only difference between the two versions, so if you want to swap out the lighter maple for the more durable hickory during a live set, rest assured that the basic feel will remain consistent." - Modern Drummer Magazine
Length16 3/4" | 42.55cm Grip0.580" | 1.47cm
Mike Mangini’s new unique American Hickory design starts out at .580” (1.47cm) in the grip and increases slightly towards the middle of the stick until it reaches .620” (1.57cm) and then tapers back down to an acorn tip. Mike’s reason for this design is so that the stick has a slightly added front weight for a solid, consistent “throw” and transient sound. With the extra length, you can adjust how much front weight you’re implementing by slightly moving your fulcrum point up or down on the stick. You’ll also get a fat sounding rimshot crack from the added front weighted taper.