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Vic Firth 5A American Hickory Wood Tip Drumsticks

by Vic Firth
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
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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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Vic Firth 5A American Hickory Wood Tip Drumsticks + Evans RealFeel 12 inch Practice Pad + Vic Firth 7A American Hickory Wood Tip Drumstick
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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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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.

Product Description

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


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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Industry Standard 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 'standard issue' sticks 9 Jan 2014
By Sebastian Palmer TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! 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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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Sticks!! 10 Mar 2009
My 12 year son loves these drum sticks - "awesome" was his word for them.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Buy 8 Mar 2011
By Deepak
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars drumsticks 18 April 2013
By F. R
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars vic firth drum sticks 18 April 2013
By Susan
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I used Vic Firth 5A Hickory in the past, these stick feel somehow lighter than I remember them. Still, these are good quality sticks, well balanced and durable enough.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Perfect pair of sticks for anyone.
Published 18 days ago by Sam Levy
1.0 out of 5 stars Not sure whats happened but these sticks have gone down hill??
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. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Steve
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sticks
Great sticks a little heavier than I usualy use but great for that funky/ rock material also great for electric drum pads as there is more power which makes the pads more... Read more
Published 1 month ago by A. Ellis
5.0 out of 5 stars Drum sticks
For a beginner these are fine, would recommend them. They balance nicely and sound good, I bought the holder (book form) and they work well
Published 1 month ago by HPJ
4.0 out of 5 stars Drumsticks
Bought these as a present for my partner. He thinks they're great and they've lasted since last Christmas so are obviously strong
Published 3 months ago by L. B. Frankish
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic...
This is a classic pair of drumsticks with a good value for money and a great stability. I bought this and a pair of 7A and I'm satisfied from both! I recommend them!
Published 3 months ago by Fotios
5.0 out of 5 stars drumsticks
good quality - much appreciated by drummer grandson, who reckons that they are excellent quality and he is enjoying using them.
Published 3 months ago by SueOs
5.0 out of 5 stars If you're looking for sticks, always use vic.
vic firth make the best sticks on the market. Fact I am reminded of this every time I buy a new pair. Read more
Published 5 months ago by mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Vic Firth 5A
As a pro drummer I would normally advise for you to go buy your sticks in person and do the stick roll test (to ensure straitness and tone). Read more
Published 10 months ago by sector7g
5.0 out of 5 stars Replacement from old sticks
I had to replace my old drum sticks which had come with the kit. I had never thought they would make much of a difference but the sound difference is amazing! Read more
Published 10 months ago by andrew cuthbertson
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