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Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks with Vic Grip 5B Wood

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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.

FEATURES
  • 16-1/2"-length
  • Vic Grip handles
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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)

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    (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

 

pretty good

when i had ordered these sticks, i didnt really need the vic grip but i thought to myself that i might as well try it out. when i got the sticks they were pretty...Read complete review

when i had ordered these sticks, i didnt really need the vic grip but i thought to myself that i might as well try it out. when i got the sticks they were pretty good, but i didnt really enjoy the vic grip very much. it felt like it made the stick heavier and the vic grip gave me a lot of blisters. i ordered 5a nylon with a vic grip and i think i might just stick with the 5a nylon with no vic grip, im not hating on the vic grip its just my personal opinion on it, all in all i absolutely love vic firth and musicians friend is the place where i get about 90 percent of my supplies for music, musicians friend has everything at a great price with no shipping costs and no tax which saves me a lot of money. i love musicians friend. :)i will obviously order again sometime from musicians friend :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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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

pretty good

By adam27

from minnesota

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

when i had ordered these sticks, i didnt really need the vic grip but i thought to myself that i might as well try it out. when i got the sticks they were pretty good, but i didnt really enjoy the vic grip very much. it felt like it made the stick heavier and the vic grip gave me a lot of blisters. i ordered 5a nylon with a vic grip and i think i might just stick with the 5a nylon with no vic grip, im not hating on the vic grip its just my personal opinion on it, all in all i absolutely love vic firth and musicians friend is the place where i get about 90 percent of my supplies for music, musicians friend has everything at a great price with no shipping costs and no tax which saves me a lot of money. i love musicians friend. :)i will obviously order again sometime from musicians friend :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Vic Grip X5AN

By CJ

from Mass

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

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.

(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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great 5a drumsticks.

      By JV

      from Waterbury, CT

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Feel To It
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound
      • Long lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Everyday Druming
        • Practicing

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

        I've been playing for years so I think I can give advice. These sticks are really nice. I usually bought classic wood tips and nylon without a type of grip. These are really long lasting too and give cymbals a nice, bright sound. This has a great feel to it too. I highly recommend it. Good for marching snares, concert snares and drum-sets.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Vic Grib X5AN

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

        The best one's so far in all my years of playing. It's Vic Firth What's not to love??!!
        Great choice! I switched from 55A, Wanted a little more Beef and these are the answer.The extra 1/2" makes all the difference and the grip is a bonus.
        The only reason I gave it an 8 is because I break them all the time. These tend to break the traditional way,The 55A's sometimes broke in the handle.I guess if Vic Firth would give me an endorsement I wouldn't mind!!!
        A little more expensive but well worth it!!!

         
        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

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          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 out 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 Rev Ronn

              from Hannibal Mo.

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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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                  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.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great sticks

                    By Boo boo

                    from Gainesville, GA

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                    Verified Buyer

                    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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                      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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