How to replace the covers and tips: Covers must be changed as soons as they show wear or cut-through.
1- Remove the tips before replacing the covers. It’s best to remove the tip by wrapping the tip with a business card and unscrew it with pliers (carefully so they don’t get chewed up) as they are glued on at the factory. 2- Heat the cover (with a hair dryer i.e. or a toaster oven, not a microwave) to make it pliable and slip it off the drumstick more easily 3- Heat the new cover in order to slip it on the drumstick. Do not forget the blend ring. 4- When replacing the tips, screw them on 1/2 way and apply a drop of super glue to the threads and continue to tighten on the tip until it is snug against the cover.
The covers are very important, so the tighter they are the better. Make sure they are snug against the blend ring by slamming the butt end of stick on carpet or a soft surface. The AHEAD replacement covers are designed to protect gear and sticks while providing ultimate performance. Cover life will vary from drummer to drummer, but they will last as long as or longer than traditional wood sticks. And unlike wood sticks, the AHEAD Drumsticks’ feel and flex will not diminish with prolonged play.