As Mike says, this stick is great for "When I need to BASH!"
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 Hickory is heavier than the maple version, making it the right choice for live and hard-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 Johnston began studying the drums at the age of 5. He spent the next 15 years studying privately with some of the greatest educator/drummers of our time including Pete Magadini, Steve Ferrone, and Aaron Smith.
At the age of 21 Mike received his first major label record deal with his band Simon Says (Hollywood Records) and spent the next 5 years touring the world. He received a gold record for his contributions to the Varsity Blues soundtrack and has appeared on The Late Show with Dave Letterman as well as on MTV's Fashionably Loud. Mike has also toured with Warner Bothers Recording artists FILTER.