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Vic Firth 5A American Hickory Wood Tip Drumsticks
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- American Classic® Hickory 5A Drumsticks
- Tear drop wood tip for rich cymbal sounds
- Light and fast for jazz orchestral and pit work
- Dimensions: L = 16" | Dia. = .565"
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Tear drop tip Length 16 (40.64cm) Diameter .565 (1.43cm)
The American Classic® line combines tradition and Vic Firth style. With bold designs for fuller sound, the Classics are turned from select hickory – a dense wood with little flex for a more pronounced sound. Hickory is also capable of withstanding a great deal of shock, making it highly durable. The wood tips are deeply back-cut for intensified cymbal response.
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Aside from a distinct excellence in quality, choice of wood, variety of style and general build quality, Vic Firth sticks just feel nicer. Some stick manufacturers opt for a glossy finish, whereby the stick appears to be varnished. While obviously a subjective matter, I feel that this provides an impersonality between the player and the stick. Vic Firths have an almost matt, unvarnished finish, which sits comfortably and snugly in the hand, and feels as smooth as silk.
It should be noted that Vic Firths, if played hard, will break just like any other stick. They aren't made from carbon fibre or cast iron, and they will break. They will chip, scratch, and splinter with use. However, this is an industry normality, and you may find that chosing a superior stick will delay the inevitable a fair bit.
This is the industry standard for drummers without specific tastes (such as the ultra thin 7a sticks, or the fat 2b sticks etc.), and the price makes these pro-quality sticks a steal.
I've never yet bought a mismatched pair (you play the shafts of the stick against each other like claves, to check they have the same pitch), and they are well made, well balanced, and give a nice clear sound and response.
I always recommend either the Vater 7A's or these to my students, and they often go for these, especially if they're more into louder heavier stuff, like rock, pop and metal, as opposed to the lighter more intricate styles like jazz, funk and latin.
I ordered a 5a as i wanted to test the weight difference with my 7a. I actually prefer 7a as these 5A's feel slightly heavier. That goes on personal preference though.
recommended.just find out the weight you suit before.
They're perfect, for me at least. They're straight, the perfect weight, and last long enough to more than justify the price. Personally, I would reccomend these over the wood tip, simply because they tend to last a tad longer, however, they do produce a slightly different tone to your drums. This won't be noticed by most, but to a drummer used to wood tips then it may throw you. It's more difficult to notice on the toms and snare, but on the HiHats and ride it does make a difference, but personally I prefer it.
For me, there are no complaints with these stick, they're perfect for how I play.
I am aware that a lot of people have chosen their stick and will stick to 5A, but if you are like me then try the bigger ones. I also think that hard rubber drum pads put more stress on the stick than a real drum skin, so they may last longer on yours.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had a set of drum sticks but they were too think and so I purchased Vic Firth Drum Sticks and they are the bees kneesPublished 2 days ago by Howard Leech
Great drums sticks. Best value I could find for the product.Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
I'm a beginner drummer so my opinion isn't as valid as others but I got what I ordered. The sticks look good, feel good and they aren't damaged. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great sticks, asked my son for a comment and he said.. they feel nice and balanced and aren't to slippery.Published 24 days ago by Rex
Brilliant sticks. I am a Music student and need a good pair of sticks which don't keep on breaking quickly. Read morePublished 1 month ago by TommoHack
best price i found on the internet. Quick delivery and anyone who knows these sticks knows they're quality. Look out for the nova versions which are of a lesser grade of quality. Read morePublished 1 month ago by listen and play