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Vater Hickory 1A Wood Tip

Vater Hickory 1A Wood Tip


Shop for the Vater Hickory 1A Drum Sticks, the home of drummers since 1999. Express 7 days a week delivery is available in most parts of the U.K. With a 30 day money back guarantee and 2 year warranty you know you are in safe hands..

Every one of our friendly staff are expert drummers themselves and are ready to advise you in any way possible, be it guiding a complete novice to the ideal choice or bouncing around new ideas with an experienced drummer. If you aren’t sure the Vater Hickory 1A Drum Sticks are the ones for you, feel free to give us an email or call.


Vater Hickory 1A Drum Sticks

Vater guarantees their sticks to be “straighter, more consistent and of higher quality than all other leading drumstick manufacturers”. Vater sticks typically have a higher moisture content than other drumsticks, which is intended to create more durable drumsticks, though this does result in a slightly heavier stick.

A lengthy stick with a 5B style grip and acorn tip.

“I’m a big fan of the 1A’s because of their length in particular. I naturally choke up a bit on sticks, so the extra length is perfect. Because they aren’t too thick, you can easily play to both dynamic extremes.” – Ilan Rubin [Nine Inch Nails]

“I’m a big fan of the 1A, whether lacquered or not. I like to play with a spread-out setup, and the extra reach of the 1A allowed me to keep from overextending my arms. It also delivered a stronger and more powerful sound from drums and cymbals than what I get from a typical 5A, while retaining a nimble response.” – Modern Drummer Magazine

“I tried a lot of sticks over the years. Then I found Vater 1A’s and never looked back! They can take a serious beating and give an even bigger beating! The incredible weight balance provides great control and insane power. They feel like an extension of my arm! I like keeping my drums and cymbals low, flat, and far away. The extra length on these sticks allows me to do that comfortably. The acorn tip provides great attack, rebound, and tone. Simply put, Vater has created perfection!” – Jordan Cannata [Adrenaline Mob]

“I have been playing the Vater 1A wood tip for over 10 years now and there is absolutely no other stick on the market that does it for me! The 1A’s are as durable as they come and the length of the stick had me at hello. If you are searching for the best rock stick on the market, look no further. Vater 1A’s are the real deal!” – Tosha Jones

L 16 3/4 D .590
Material: Hickory
Tip: Wood, Acorn

Any items held at our warehouse and ordered before 12pm will be dispatched same-day. For any special order items, we will be in touch directly with tracking information. Delivery is free for most of the U.K. on all orders over £250 and others start from just £3.59. We offer 'Express Shipping' on all items meaning that, for most parts of the U.K., your order will be with you next working day. In some areas, such as the Highlands and Islands, delivery will be two days (this will be reflected in your estimated delivery date at checkout). Most items are shipped with DPD meaning you will be given a one hour delivery window on the day of delivery. Smaller items are sent First Class with Royal Mail. If you are in a hurry or need a more specific delivery date and time delivery upgrades such as Next Day before 10am, Next Day before 12pm and Saturday or Sunday delivery can be selected at checkout. Our DPD deliveries are carbon neutral and, where possible, we reuse packing to cut down on waste.

At Drum Central we want you to be able to shop with confidence and are happy to offer a 2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee on all of our new products. (All products sold are considered new unless clearly stated. This includes ex display models.)

If within 30 days of receiving your purchase you decide it is not right for you providing it is returned in “as new” condition within its unopened original packing we will refund or exchange your item as desired. In cases where packaging has been opened we may be unable to offer a refund but in some cases will offer a refund that reflects the reduced resale value of the item.

We do our best to make sure every aspect of your Drum Central order goes smoothly but in the event that an item arrives either damaged or incorrect then notify us within 14 days and we will arrange a free collection so as to get the item swapped or replaced.

If your purchase develops a fault within the 2 year warranty period you can return it to us and we will repair or replace it. A fault is defined as a defect that you would not normally expect to occur through normal wear and tear and that has not been caused by improper use.

Availability: In stock

Estimated delivery by 27/10/2020


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