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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

Technical Details
Item Weight91 g
Product Dimensions40.6 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm
Item model number5A
  
Additional Information
ASINB0002F741Q
Best Sellers Rank 47 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight998 g
Date First Available3 Sep 2007
  
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Product Description

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

4.4 out of 5 stars

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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By J. R. Curtis on 21 Feb 2010
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steve on 18 Jun 2014
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Not sure what's happened but these sticks have gone down hill?

I used to use Vic firth 5a sticks with a wooden tip then I changed brands tried some new things as you do. In the past 2/3 months I returned to the same sticks and all they do is break, but very quickly. I've been drumming for 20 years and now play for part of my living at a professional level.

I've now found that other brands last longer even the American hickory 5a Stagg equivalent lasts 10 times longer before an actual break.

Last Thursday I ordered 2 pairs from amazon in the hope that they might last longer than the ones I'm buying from my local music shop (maybe my shop just got a bad batch).

So not only were they late after I paid for next day delivery, but the show I did playing soul funk music (NOT METAL) that night I managed to break one brand new stick with in 2 songs and with in the first 3 songs the tips were flat one side on the remaining sticks.

literally in one gig and less than half way through one rehearsal both pairs have flat tips and are either split down the middle or in half.

This has happened with the last 6 pairs of Vic firth sticks I've bought so I'm jumping ship and going to another brand. With sticks that usually retail at £11/12 per pair I expect at least a couple of shows out of them before they are broken into pieces.

I know sticks are a durable product so they will break in a short period of time, but I know for a fact my sticks used to last a lot longer even if I was playing pounding metal.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sebastian Palmer TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 Jan 2014
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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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By L. De Boltz on 30 Aug 2010
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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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Deepak on 8 Mar 2011
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The quality of the sticks are good. It's perfect for a casual drummer. It isn't heavy at all, making continuous play very easy.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Ray Tostevin on 10 Mar 2009
My 12 year son loves these drum sticks - "awesome" was his word for them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By F. R on 18 April 2013
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I went for these drumsticks as they came with good recommendations from other people on Amazon. My son needed size 5A for school use and he is happy, teacher says they are good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan on 18 April 2013
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very good strong material, you can't beat wood, from a well known name but not too costley at all, would highly recommend them
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