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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

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

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (11)
  • Functional (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (10)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4)

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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4.0

Right Idea, Needs better Grip

By TJB

from York PA

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

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

    Sticks I bought were 5B and 1/2" longer than standard which is OK. But the grip could be better by making it heat from your hands, activated like the Promark series.

     
    5.0

    Love these sticks

    By JSRothaus

    from Huntington NY

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      These sticks are amazing. Perfect balance, and they don't fly out of your hands when you are sweaty! Haven't broken one yet, but when I do I'll report it.
      Very good!
      As far as the one fellow that is complaining about the stuff wearing off, well, such is life.
      Haven't seen it happen, but if it does I'll go buy another pair or two. Brake shoes wear out, sticks break.
      Worth the money.

       
      5.0

      yes i would buy again

      By musicmozart

      from in the great wide open

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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.

         
        5.0

        Stick with they stick with YOU

        By Ronn

        from undisclosed

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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.

         
        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.

           
          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 !

             
            5.0

            NICE

            By ANIMAL

            from SHARON PA

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            • 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.

               
              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

                 
                1.0

                Grip Material Doesn't Last

                By JBL

                from Pittsburgh, PA

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                  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.

                    (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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