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Vic Firth American Classic Vic Grip Hickory Drumsticks

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The American Classic line combines tradition and Vic Firth style. With bold designs for fuller sound and deeply back-cut tips for intensified cymbal ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Durable, high-quality sticks.

The American Classic line combines tradition and Vic Firth style. With bold designs for fuller sound and deeply back-cut tips for intensified cymbal response, the American Classic drumsticks are turned from select hickory, further enhancing their durability and sound.


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Vic FirthAmerican Classic Vic Grip Hickory Drumsticks
 
4.6

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good quality (9)
  • Functional (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for Most Gigs

This is a great product for a player who plays just about every style of music, although for metal you would want something a little heavier than this. I've used both the nylon tip...Read complete review

This is a great product for a player who plays just about every style of music, although for metal you would want something a little heavier than this. I've used both the nylon tip and regular wooden tips. The nylon tips do a great job of bringing out a brighter cymbal stike. The grip on the sticks are effective as long as you don't hold on TOO tight where your hands get sweaty. And I've taken these to The House of Blues in Dallas, the Dallas Music Fest, and numerous local venues around central Texas. Great sticks for a great value.

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This grip does not work

If you're looking for a good grip, this is not the stick you want. I have a big problem with sticks slipping when I play for a while.. I normally buy Vater grip...Read complete review

If you're looking for a good grip, this is not the stick you want. I have a big problem with sticks slipping when I play for a while.. I normally buy Vater grip tape which works great, but decided to give these a try just to see if the grip works... IT DOESN'T... They were actually more slippery than just wood by itself. Look elsewhere if you need a better grip and don't waste money on these.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for Most Gigs

By Josh Jang

from Waco, TX

Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Vic Grip Hickory Drumsticks:

This is a great product for a player who plays just about every style of music, although for metal you would want something a little heavier than this. I've used both the nylon tip and regular wooden tips. The nylon tips do a great job of bringing out a brighter cymbal stike. The grip on the sticks are effective as long as you don't hold on TOO tight where your hands get sweaty. And I've taken these to The House of Blues in Dallas, the Dallas Music Fest, and numerous local venues around central Texas. Great sticks for a great value.

(2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not Very Good

By Samuel Chiu

from New Hampshire

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Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Vic Grip Hickory Drumsticks:

These drum sticks are not very good. I just recently started playing drums so I don't know if I am playing right, I could be hitting too hard, but the wood dents easily. It could just be the way I am hitting, and how I hit though. I do know though, that the grip is not very effective unless your hands are sweaty. The grip tears easily too, which I was really upset by.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Don't Buy

By Joel Lavoie

from Boston

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Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Vic Grip Hickory Drumsticks:

The grip seems good at first but once your hands get sweaty, it actually makes the sticks more slippery than regular non gripped sticks. Just buy regular American Classic sticks.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good sticks for concert band!!

By littledrummerboy!

from ohio

Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Vic Grip Hickory Drumsticks:

These are some great sticks for concert band!But there to heavy for the drum set!the vic-grip is nice and the weight is good for snare.

 
5.0

Great Sticks

By Dave A.

from Virginia

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Vic Grip Hickory Drumsticks:

    These sticks sound great. I really like the nylon tips and especially the grip handles. They also, last a long time for me. What's not to like ?

     
    5.0

    Great sticks

    By Mane

    from Pope, Ms

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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 Vic Grip Hickory Drumsticks:

      Gospel musician

       
      5.0

      My New Favorite Sticks

      By imix4u

      from Birmingham, AL

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Vic Grip Hickory Drumsticks:

          My previous go-to stick was a Zildjian DIP. I decided I wanted a slightly lighter stick and took a chance on these guys. I'm really pleased with them. They don't seem to warm up and get truly grippy, quite as fast as my Zildjians do, however, so far, the grip feels like it may be more durable than the Z's dip. I wear through the dip quickly and have to respray them. Doesn't seem like I'll have to do that with these guys.

           
          4.0

          Vic Grip

          By Tim

          from NC

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Vic Grip Hickory Drumsticks:

              Sticks are great, should probably buy 3 or 4 sets up front lol. The grip was just what I was looking for, but it came off after a month of practicing lol. I will buy more, just wish the grip would adhere longer, oh well.

               
              2.0

              Blood on your Hands

              By Silverback

              from Memphis

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Functional

              Cons

              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Vic Grip Hickory Drumsticks:

                The red color/dye comes off in your hands, and it is very sticky. Should you get it on your clothes or drums, it is very nearly impossible to remove.

                 
                5.0

                I have arthritis and these sticks are my top choice

                By Double D

                from Fort Mill,SC

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Quality
                • These sticks making gripping easy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Been playing 40yrs and these are my go to sticks

                  Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Vic Grip Hickory Drumsticks:

                  All purpose stick used for every situation

                   
                  5.0

                  My favorite sticks

                  By Hal In Jax

                  from Jacksonville, FL

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Excellent grip surface
                  • Good Quality
                  • Great size and balance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Vic Grip Hickory Drumsticks:

                      Everyone has their own preferences but the Vic Grip model (5A specifically) is perfect for me.

                       
                      5.0

                      I love these sticks!

                      By Drum Unit

                      from AZ

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Functional

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Vic Grip Hickory Drumsticks:

                        I've been using RockN sticks for 20 years. The quality remains constant. I love the Vic Grip as opposed to sanding or tape for grip.

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Sticks! and Quality

                        By Geo

                        from Long Beach

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Vic Grip Hickory Drumsticks:

                            These are just perfect for medium volume (5A sticks. I really like the "grip" dope put on them.

                             
                            5.0

                            I would buythis product again !!

                            By Happy Grandmother

                            from Florida

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                            Pros

                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Vic Grip Hickory Drumsticks:

                                Brought these for my Grandson !! The ones out of the stores , we were buying over & over again because they didn't hold up long

                                 
                                5.0

                                Unique feel

                                By Big Daddy

                                from Western PA

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                                Pros

                                • Functional
                                • Good Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Gigs Practice

                                  Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Vic Grip Hickory Drumsticks:

                                  The sticks I received are good sticks and held up well under my type pf play. I'm not a heavy hitter typically, nor am I "flashy". I'm a pocket drummer that plays rock, country new and old covers in working bands.

                                  I'm not used to the "grippy" feeling so they felt a little sticky to me first time out but that's just because I'm not used to them.

                                  Overall, I'd probably purchase more.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Awesome Sticks/Poor packaging

                                  By Drew

                                  from Albuquerque, NM

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Great All Around Stick

                                    Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Vic Grip Hickory Drumsticks:

                                    Prior to using this stick I really liked the Vic Firth Dave Weckle signature sticks. As much as I liked the sticks, I hated the finish on them. I wrote Vic Firth and was surprise they actually wrote back. They recommended that I try the Vic grips. Excellent recommendation.

                                    It was a disappointment when I received the Sticks from M.F. The sticks felt like they had been dropped in a pile of dirt. They were really gritty and dirty. I was really looking forward to that nice new rubber feel. I was able to clean them but shouldn't have had to. I will probably buy these stick elsewhere next time

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Perfect for the everything drummer

                                    By eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrtttttttt

                                    from Raleigh, NC

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Good Head
                                    • Good Quality
                                    • Good Tip

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Concerts
                                      • Practicing

                                      Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Vic Grip Hickory Drumsticks:

                                      I tried Zildjian maple grip sticks and I loved them but I broke two pairs within two weeks of each other. I needed hickory grip sticks and I saw these and got 'em immediately. They are much more durable, have the same grip, and are much better drumsticks overall. Vic Firth does it again!

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great Grip

                                      By Cruzin

                                      from Tallahassee, FL

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                                      Pros

                                      • Light And Strong

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Gigs

                                      Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Vic Grip Hickory Drumsticks:

                                      I tried these sticks for the first time and they are great. They are light for medium to soft playing and the grip is marvelous. I am going to order several more pair shortly.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      The best dipped stick out there

                                      By rc

                                      from Maryland

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                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Functional
                                      • Good Quality
                                      • Not too tacky to grip
                                      • Sturdier than Zildjian

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Concerts

                                        Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Vic Grip Hickory Drumsticks:

                                        Been playing for 20+ and Vic Firth finally nailed the dipped stick. The sticks themselves less the dip are of the quality you'd expect from VF. Adding in a grip coating that is durable, yet just tacky enough to give that extra bit of grip when things get slippery make them a good choice for when it matters. I can burn through the Zildjian's stick coatings in a set, whereas these will get me through a show or two no problem before I'm seeing any wood and that is only where my thumb makes contact.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        AMAZING

                                        By VicGrip4life

                                        from Undisclosed

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                                        Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Vic Grip Hickory Drumsticks:

                                        these sticks are by far the best i've ever used. they"re great for relaxed playing so you can hold them lightly and just as good for soloing. there's not to much or to little grip they are the best. And on top of all that they are extremely durable and i love them.

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