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Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks Wood 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 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (23)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Functional (16)
  • Improves sound (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (12)
  • Practicing (11)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (11), 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" Itinya

    from Florida

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    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

      The Best By Far...

      By Drummin Dre'

      from Montgomery, AL

      Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

      I got a pair of these from a famous gospel drummer after his concert. He plays hard just like I do. Tried them out, been using them for nearly 3yrs. They are the right size and feel. It's almost like the perfect extension of yourself while playing. I've tried the X5b's, but the X5a's take the prize.

      (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

      The only stix my son will use!

      By Drummer mom and wife

      from NH

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

          Wish I could say why they're good, but my son and husband both swear by them!

           
          5.0

          My favourite drumsticks

          By Double

          from Port Reading NJ

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          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 Roanoke Va.

                About Me Experienced

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                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

                      About Me Experienced

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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

                        About Me Experienced

                        See all my reviews

                        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

                              See all my reviews

                              Verified Buyer

                              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

                                  See all my reviews

                                  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.

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