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Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks Nylon X5A

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For the 5A player who wants more power and reach. 16-1/2" length, .580" diameter....Click To Read More About This Product

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For the 5A player who wants more power and reach. 16-1/2" length, .580" diameter.


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Vic FirthAmerican Classic Extreme Drumsticks
 
4.7

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (23)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Functional (16)
  • Improves sound (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (12)
  • Practicing (11)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (10), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great product, great help from saleperso

I bought these sticks for my son as a Christmas gift, he's a drummer by profession. He told me that he would be ordering these again because he was very pleased. The thing...Read complete review

I bought these sticks for my son as a Christmas gift, he's a drummer by profession. He told me that he would be ordering these again because he was very pleased. The thing that impressed me the most was the help I received when ordering. The ones I originally wanted were backordered- so the salesgirl put me on hold to locate another salesperson who is a drummer,he recommended a different pair that turned out to be perfect. So, not only would my son recommend these particular sticks, I am so pleased with the help I received while ordering! Thank you MF

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lasted Me A Day!!!!

These sticks aren't very durable. I had them for a day and I went through a pair already. I don't know if it's me or the sticks but if your thinking about buying these...Read complete review

These sticks aren't very durable. I had them for a day and I went through a pair already. I don't know if it's me or the sticks but if your thinking about buying these sticks don't. I hit my cymbals alot and they snap right in half.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great product, great help from saleperso

By momofmusician

from rapid city, SD

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

    I bought these sticks for my son as a Christmas gift, he's a drummer by profession. He told me that he would be ordering these again because he was very pleased. The thing that impressed me the most was the help I received when ordering. The ones I originally wanted were backordered- so the salesgirl put me on hold to locate another salesperson who is a drummer,he recommended a different pair that turned out to be perfect. So, not only would my son recommend these particular sticks, I am so pleased with the help I received while ordering! Thank you MF

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great when you need a little reach

    By "Sticks" Itenya

    from depends on when you ask really

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performance

      Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

      I play a large kit...14 cymbals, and the extra reach these sticks provide is handy in my case.
      Wonderfully finished...smooth but not slippery, well balanced and consistent with both sticks, strong straight grained, but be mindful that although the increased length makes reaching for distant cymbals a breeze, it also means a higher contact point on the snare head unless you compensate in some way...choke up, sit further back, etc.
      These did what I needed them to do, and so for my needs they're excellent.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great drumsticks for the price

      By Kevin Santoyo

      from California

      Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

      If you're on a budget and looking for a low-cost, high quality drumstick pair. Get these ones! I ordered the Nylon X5B's
      They're drumsticks. No features to them
      Well crafted drumsticks
      For the low price, these drumsticks can take quite a beating. been using them for months and no signs of cracking has appeared on either drumstick.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The only sticks I use

      By LilDrmrBoy

      from USA

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      Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

      If your looking for extra length and a light stick, these are for you. They are the only sticks I use and they have never let me down.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      VIC FIRTH

      By Nick11255

      from Pamplin, VA

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

      The first pair of these that i bought from MF were GREAT! they splintered after about 6 months of hard playing. the thing i like about them the most is the heads, which are rounded. The second pair i got was from my local music store. the heads were pointy.??? they broke my drum heads. ordered some more from MF and they were round again. GOOD.

       
      5.0

      My favourite drumsticks

      By Double

      from Port Reading NJ

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

        My favourite drumsticks

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        I'm not sure that I would buy the 5A Extreme sticks again.

        By Robert the drummer

        from Fairfield, CA

        About Me Experienced

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

            The sticks cracked and eventually separated at the shoulder of the stick. This was only after maybe 10 minutes of playing using match grip while keeping time on the high-hat.

             
            5.0

            I will continue to use this as my go-to stick.

            By Hellbroke

            from Va

            About Me Experienced

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

                This is stick for public performances.

                 
                5.0

                These sticks r my absolute favz!!!

                By Gtr Mark

                from Apple Vly, Ca.

                About Me Professional Musician

                See all my reviews

                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:

                  Better reach 4 cymbals. More impact w/ any type of sticking.

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Pair of Sticks I ever had

                  By J the Drummer

                  from Mississippi

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                  Pros

                  • Not to heavy nor to light

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

                    I recently bought a pair a month ago just to find a lighter pair of stick I have the new tama slp and these sticks bring the essence out of it great sound on rim shots and while playing on the rim I recommend these to anyone who plays

                     
                    4.0

                    Been using these for years

                    By Ryno

                    from NW, Louisiana

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • performance
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

                      I've been using the Vic Firth X5B sticks for years, after previously using the regular 5A and 5B. The added length gives me more options on how to hold the stick (I can choke up for lighter playing), and I don't hit very hard, so these sticks give me a more powerful sound with each hit.
                      My only complaint is sometimes the wood tips chip prematurely. It's not often enough to be a problem, and the size/weight of these sticks is perfect for me otherwise.

                       
                      5.0

                      I am very satisfied with this product.

                      By CDP

                      from Conyers, Ga

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

                          I use the drumsticks both to practice at home every week and to play at church.

                           
                          5.0

                          i love theses sticks

                          By BJ

                          from Sikeston,Mo

                          About Me Experienced

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                          Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

                          I'm a church drummer. Also play for a group and an artist. So I buy these in bundles,they never let me down.

                           
                          5.0

                          I will purchase these sticks again.

                          By Rockin Rick

                          from Casper, Wy

                          About Me Experienced

                          See all my reviews

                          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:

                            I like nylon tips the best.

                             
                            4.0

                            I would buy this again

                            By R

                            from Springfield, Il

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Not as high quality as it used to be

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

                              I use these sticks all the time. For the most part they are durable and do what they are supposed to. Lately I've come across several sticks that break easily and are much lighter than what I'm used to. Probably the difference in the density of the tree used. They are matched together when you buy them. The problem is when you break a stick and have to mix up the matched set. Some sticks are much heavier or lighter than another.

                              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Confuse the sizes all of them

                              By Antonio Paz

                              from Mexico. Coahuila

                              About Me Experienced

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                              Ask me a question

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Difficult To Use

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

                                  MT is LT

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great pair of sticks

                                  By masonw

                                  from Dixon, MO

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Functional
                                  • Good Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backup
                                    • Concerts
                                    • Practicing

                                    Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

                                    Good pair of sticks. Provides the extra reach without compromising weight. Enhances control better than a 16" length.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    My brand- Don't want another!

                                    By Nino

                                    from New York

                                    About Me Professional Musician

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup
                                      • Concerts

                                      Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

                                      This is what I buy and Arianna at Musicians Friend hooks me up with the best pricing.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Sweet

                                      By Jay

                                      from CT

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                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

                                          I love them, I used to use 5a and switched to X5A, they are a big longer but they feel just right. My choice of stick forever.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Excellent quality drumsticks

                                          By Timberhill

                                          from Utah

                                          About Me Professional Musician

                                          See all my reviews

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Extended Reach
                                          • Functional
                                          • Good Quality
                                          • Great Balance
                                          • Improves Sound

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

                                              VF X5B's are my exclusive stick of choice. For my style of play, they provide unmatched balance, reach and durability.

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