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Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks   

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Featuring over 17" of length and an extended taper, Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks can really crack! Finished in white, these Vic Firt...Click To Read More About This Product

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Get back to the Roots with these Signature drumsticks from the legendary hip hop artist.

Featuring over 17" of length and an extended taper, Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks can really crack! Finished in white, these Vic Firth sticks feature a black rendition of Vic's anti-slip Vic Grip coating for a distinctive look and feel.

Ahmir Khalib Thompson, known professionally as ?uestlove or Questlove, is an American drummer, DJ, music journalist, and record producer. He is best known as the drummer for the Grammy award winning band The Roots, which is now the in-house band for the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon show.

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  • Length: 17"
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Vic FirthAhmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (10)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Functional (5)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (3)

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4.0

Happy with product, not happy with way was packaged/shipped

By Jimmy

from Fort Mill

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

      Been using Vic Firth sticks for over 25 years. Never disappoint me. These sticks are crazy long and have a very unique feel. Would not recommend for heavy hitters.

       
      5.0

      Really unique sticks. I'll be buying more.

      By Danny

      from Lexington, KY

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

        These sticks are really unique. They're about an inch longer than standard drum sticks. They're also lighter than your typical 5A or 5Bs. The handle is coated with a light grip. I wouldn't practice with these; you'll get used to how light they are and so going back to standard sticks will feel too heavy. However, I'll be using these for gigs. They make you "feel" faster.

         
        4.0

        Extra length mean exerting the body less.

        By Merlyn2b

        from Montana

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

          The extra length of this stick for me, makes this my stick of choice, usually. You wouldn't think that extra 1/2 inch or 1 inch (depending on the stick you typically use) would make much of a difference in your posture, your resting position, or just improve the overall comfort of your playing, but it sure does that for me. I really wish Vic Firth would offer this stick length for other diameter sticks, or with different tip style options. I'd love a barrel tip for heavier playing, for example. Still, fantastic stick! I've got several pairs in my bag.

          On the diameter of the stick, I really do wish Vic Firth would offer other sizes. The small diameter of this stick isn't typically an issue for me as I play gospel, jazz, and the occasional heavy rock. That said, heavy hitters will probably chew through this stick pretty quickly. Probably the only con I can think of, and that really just comes down to play style.

          The tacky dip material for the handle of the stick reminds me a lot of the same dip material that Zildjian Dip sticks use, but it feels a little more...refined. It's provides great grip without feeling foreign to the stick itself.

          If you play a variety of music, or looking to try something new, give this stick a chance!

           
          4.0

          Great sticks!

          By Bill

          from Thousand oaks, California

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          Pros

          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

              I love the length and feel of the sticks. Great balance. However, the black rubberized coating tends to wear down when you do cross sticking on the snare. Once that happens the grip is less useful. Other than that they are great…

               
              4.0

              Beautiful great feeling sticks

              By Joe kazz

              from K town az

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

                These sticks might be great for a matched grip player but using them traditional seems to be a slight problem for me. Could just be me but I have a problem with speed and control due to the extra length. Maybe I just need to spend more time with them. I have been working for about 8 months trying to learn how to play matched. This is how I know they would be a fantastic stick for that. There beautiful sticks and very comfortable. Makes me want to change my grip for good just to play with them. There was not a choice for size when I bought them. Lucky for me that they are my perfect size. Somewhere around a 7a. The black against white just rocks. Like the ROOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!

                 
                5.0

                THOMSON SIGNATURE DRUMSTICKS

                By PHILLY MEATBALL

                from AC NJ

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

                  I HAVE PLAYED WITH THE BEST IN THE WORLD FROM SINATRA TO THE BUDDY RICH BAND, AND THE NY COPA, SO YOU CAN SAY I NO ALL ABOUT THIS, THE FACT IS I WAS THINKING ABOUT A LONGER STICK FOR YEARS LONG BEFORE THIS CAME OUT, AND FOR ME I DO A SHOW ALL ABOUT BUDDY RICH, AND I MUST GET AROUND FAST, AND WITH DETAIL? AND WITH THE NEW STICKS I CAN DO ALL OF THAT, AND FOR JAZZ YOU CAN,T LIVE WITH OUT THEM .. MR DRUMS PHIL AMBROS SINATRA AND FRIENDS AC NJ

                   
                  5.0

                  Stick It

                  By Old Bass Wizzard

                  from Bellefonte, Pa.

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Gigs And Jams
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

                    I purchased these sticks as a gift for the drummer in our band. He has the Ludwig Questlove kit and thought he might like the sticks. Long story short, He likes them! He says he likes the longer reach and lighter touch.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    A different kind of stick!

                    By Francois

                    from Fayette County, PA.

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                    Pros

                    • Extra Long
                    • Great Balance
                    • Great grip
                    • Light

                    Cons

                    • Not For Heavy Hitters
                    • White Paint Chips Off

                    Best Uses

                    • Great On Electronic Drums

                    Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

                    I gave this stick 4 stars because if your a heavy hitter and don't use dynamics, this stick might not last to long for you because of its thin taper. It's great on electronic drums, and the extra length is awesome. I will buy more!

                     
                    5.0

                    these bad boys are great

                    By tmracing13

                    from midwest

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Feel Great
                    • Good Quality
                    • Great Sound

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Everything

                    Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

                    i picked these up just to see what they would sound like, and have been playing them none stop, i like the over all size. the sound is great you can play any type of beat with them from lite and soft to hard beating rock. the paint has chipped off but have not broken one yet and the coated grip holds up well. i have used the buddy rich and the dave wecki signature wood and i keep going back to these, if your out try them they are worth it!!!

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Sticks

                    By The Sloth Uprising

                    from Alabama

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                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Jazz
                      • Practicing
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

                      Great pair of sticks. I play in a jazz band and needed a lighter pair of sticks that weren't too short. These sticks are perfect for it. There was a small defect in the grip but Musicians Friend is sending me a new set free. These a definitely my favorite pair of sticks and I'll use them for a long time.

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