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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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Product Information

Size: Wood | Colour Name: 1 Pack
Technical Details
Item Weight91 g
Product Dimensions40.6 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm
Item model number5A
Colour1 Pack
SizeWood
  
Additional Information
ASINB0002F741Q
Best Sellers Rank 40 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight100 g
Date First Available3 Sept. 2007
  
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Product Description

Size Name: Wood | Colour Name: 1 Pack

Product Description

Tear drop tip Length 16 (40.64cm) Diameter .565 (1.43cm)

Manufacturer's Description

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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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By J. R. Curtis on 21 Feb. 2010
Colour Name: 1 PackSize: Wood
Vic Firth is the name that any serious drummer should look to when buying drum sticks. They provide a full catalogue of sticks, from the almighty Corpsmasters to the 5a work horse. Unfortunately, they are not immediately available to drummers in the United Kingdom, but thankfully, Amazon stocks the one stick that should be on every shelf, the Vic Firth American Hickory 5a.

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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sebastian Palmer TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 Jan. 2014
Colour Name: 1 PackSize: Wood
Although these aren't my 1st stick of choice, which is currently Vater's Manhattan 7A Wood Tip, they are an excellent all-round workhorse stick, and I usually have a pair or two in the ol' stick bag.

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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By josella caci on 23 Dec. 2014
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great sticks, Vic Firth are a great brand, true to image and description.

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.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. Jepps on 31 Jan. 2011
Colour Name: 1 PackSize: Nylon
Great sticks.
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.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Ray Tostevin on 10 Mar. 2009
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My 12 year son loves these drum sticks - "awesome" was his word for them.
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I broke these after a couple of weeks on my yamaha tp65 v drum pads, but that could be put down to me being an inexperienced drummer and hitting too hard- but a friend of mine who is a professional recommended 2B sticks. I got the same American Classics but in that size, and they are tanks!

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.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By L. De Boltz on 30 Aug. 2010
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Bought these to replace another set i had which were heavy and not enjoyable to use. These have a good feel and are nice and lightweight. Would recommend.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dollie best on 12 Jan. 2015
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this is a good product. the drummer boy still uses this stick in the church
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