Vater 5A Los Angeles Sticks Wood



  • Size: 5A
  • American hickory wood
  • Wooden tips
  • Los Angeles
  • Length: 40.65 cm
  • Diameter: 14.5 mm
  • Very well balanced stick, heavier toward the tip for fast response
  • Good rebound from the drum
Item number 101793
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Material Hickory
Nylon Head No
Tip oval
Length in mm 406 mm
Handle Diameter in mm 14,5 mm
Weight in g 48,0 g
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102 Reviews

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DrumLights 04.08.2021
Excellent pair of sticks, even though most drummers will probably prefer sticks where the weight is more prevalent in the grip (butt) area. It just needs a bit of getting used to, because there is also the big advantage that your hits will have more power with the weight distributed towards the shoulder of the stick.

- sturdy and durable, can take a beating with very few scratches on them
- the distribution of the weight towards the shoulder adds extra power and volume to your hits
- perfect for rock and metal

- it's a matter of taste, but some drummers might not like the light butt and heavy shoulder

I confess I prefer Vater because Josh Freese, my drumming idol, uses them. A propos, it would be great if Thomann made his signature sticks available, as well.


Kristaps 02.01.2016
1st : Feel of stick. Really, really great. Of course it is really individual thing, but they feel a bit light. You could play jazz with them. But still, there is enaf power for rock stuff. I really like this feel, but again, it is individual thing.
2nd: Durability. I play lot's of rimshots, so i am basically destroying all of my sticks in same place. But these ones are holding good. I am really suprised by durability, especially knowing the lightness of sticks.
3rd: Great price. Especially, when you buy more then 6 pairs.
Truly recommend.
Drummer from: The Highlights.


The most versatile stick out there!
David W. 26 26.06.2013
I use these sticks for all types of gigs; musical theatre, small group jazz, functions, and big band jazz. I have been searching for a long time to find the 'perfect stick' for all my types of gigs and this one comes out tops. Vater 5A Los Angeles are beefy enough for styles such as funk and light rock but are thin enough to cope with quieter, faster, and more sensitive styles namely jazz and musical theatre. The tip is pointed, long, and thin which makes the ride cymbal in a jazz situation sound light and crisp, with sufficient definition.
These sticks will always be my weapon of choice! Any drummers who are looking for a stick for versatile playing - this is the one to go for!


Craig S. 13.08.2015
I always used to be a Vic Firth guy until I went to uni and started getting a discount on vater sticks. Since then I've only really used Vater, and not because of the price. I prefer the feel of the stick, the length and the width are the same as a Vic Firth or Promark 5A but I find them slightly heavier, not much but just enough to make it feel like I'm hitting the drums with something that's not going to fall apart or fly out of my hand. The sticks are always pretty much perfectly match, but sometimes pairs differ from each other, which is the only downside in my opinion.