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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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  • Wood X5B

    $6.78 Top Rated

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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 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (22)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Functional (16)
  • Improves sound (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (11)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (9), 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

 

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

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.

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.

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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.

       
      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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      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

          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 mrk

              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 On the Run drummer

                from Mississippi

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Reviewer

                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.

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