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Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks with Vic Grip   

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The American Classic Extreme Drumstick is ideal for the American Classic player who desires a little more power and reach. An extra 1/2" of length ma...Read More

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Get a grip on your favorite stick, now with added length.

The American Classic Extreme Drumstick is ideal for the American Classic player who desires a little more power and reach. An extra 1/2" of length may not seem like much, but the difference is palpable.

These sticks also feature Vic Firth's revolutionary Vic Grip-an anti-slip drumstick coating made from an eco-friendly, water-based urethane. It provides a comfortable and slip-resistant grip. The grip is specially formulated to be extremely durable and is an ideal choice for players who prefer an enhanced grip on their drumsticks.

FEATURES
  • 16-1/2"-length
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Vic FirthAmerican Classic Extreme Drumsticks with Vic Grip
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (9)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Functional (6)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (9)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Vic Grip X5AN

I am giving these an overall rating of 7 because i feel that the prce increase for a grip is too much. The stick plays the same, however there is a slight difference in...Read complete review

I am giving these an overall rating of 7 because i feel that the prce increase for a grip is too much. The stick plays the same, however there is a slight difference in cross stick sounds.
The grip is great for those people who have a tendency to drop the stick from time to tims. However if you think this product is going to help those with sweaty hands, your wrong. As a drummer i frequently run into the issue of sweaty palms. I thought i would give the ruber "vic grip," a try. It made it worse. The now wet and slipery rubber grip flew out of my hands because none of it was being absorbed like the wood would do.
like all Vic sticks, they are great.
Price jump from normal X5AN is too much.

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Grip Material Doesn't Last

I bought a 4 pack of these sticks mid-December. By February, the grip material on all of them had worn through and shredded. I've been playing for 30 years, and have used Vic...Read complete review

I bought a 4 pack of these sticks mid-December. By February, the grip material on all of them had worn through and shredded. I've been playing for 30 years, and have used Vic Firth for as long as I can remember - big fan of their stuff, but I need more than a few weeks production out of my sticks! Musician's Friend sent me 2 new replacements when I had gone through my first 2 pair, and Vic Firth sent me replacements for the other 2 pair, but unless I just got a bad batch I'm expecting the same thing to happen to these ones too. I'm still a fan of Vic Firth sticks, but it seems they missed the mark with this product.

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5.0

yes i would buy again

By musicmozart

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks with Vic Grip:

    these are my favorite . i own also the ziljian and promarks. these are 1" longer ,seems like you can reach better, and when doing snare rolls you can choke up a bit and let the stick do the work and that saves me alittle fatigue. like all coated sticks it wears off but the ziljians are worse . remember not to leave out i n heat they all will stick together ,no pun intended. but having most brands these are my choice everytime.

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    5.0

    Stick with they stick with YOU

    By Ronn

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    Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks with Vic Grip:

    Arthritis and sweat cause me to drop from time to time, but with theses coated sticks I hang on great.

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    4.0

    Vic Firth X5BVG

    By Frankie

    from Mass

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    Pros

    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks with Vic Grip:

      I love the extra 1/2 inch been using these for years. The only downfall is the tips will start loosing pieces before you break them. I with they would go to a little more rounded tip.

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      5.0

      Great Sticks

      By Bud

      from Corinth, Ms.

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks with Vic Grip:

        Cross sticking with the butt end does not alter the sound at all !

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        5.0

        NICE

        By ANIMAL

        from SHARON PA

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        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks with Vic Grip:

          ITS VERY IMPORTANT TO DISCOVER YOUR OWN GO TO STICK WITH ALL AROUND COMFORT-- WELL THIS ONE IS MINE--- IVE USED OTHER BRANDS AND ALWAYS COME BACK TO THIS ONE.

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          5.0

          Great sticks

          By Boo boo

          from Gainesville, GA

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks with Vic Grip:

            Marching band

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            1.0

            Grip Material Doesn't Last

            By JBL

            from Pittsburgh, PA

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            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks with Vic Grip:

                I bought a 4 pack of these sticks mid-December. By February, the grip material on all of them had worn through and shredded. I've been playing for 30 years, and have used Vic Firth for as long as I can remember - big fan of their stuff, but I need more than a few weeks production out of my sticks! Musician's Friend sent me 2 new replacements when I had gone through my first 2 pair, and Vic Firth sent me replacements for the other 2 pair, but unless I just got a bad batch I'm expecting the same thing to happen to these ones too. I'm still a fan of Vic Firth sticks, but it seems they missed the mark with this product.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Don't Peel as easy as Zildian

                By LittleDrummerBoy

                from Byron, GA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks with Vic Grip:

                  I tried switching to the Zildian dipped sticks, but found the coating split and peeled far too easy; these don't and are far better quality.

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                  5.0

                  Best Sticks I Ever Used

                  By Bud

                  from Corinth, Ms.

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Gigs

                  Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks with Vic Grip:

                  This is the only drumstick I will ever use. They are balanced well and I flip them a lot and they come back like a boomerang and catch easy. The Red Vic grip material does not alter rim shot sound or Russ Miller groove Wedge installed on my DW snare.
                  I have used a lot of different sticks over the years and like the extra length. The plastic tip 5B I use lasts a long time. A good feeling and easy to grip stick.

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                  5.0

                  Vic firth extreme drumsticks

                  By debbie

                  from deltona, fl

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound
                  • Long Which Is Good

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks with Vic Grip:

                    Very good quality. Good feel to them. N long like the dip ziljian but better quality.

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