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Vic Firth American Jazz Hickory Drumsticks  Wood J1

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Developed for the player who is looking for ultimate rebound on the drum and ride cymbal, the American Jazz line consists of 6 models which feature a...Click To Read More About This Product

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  • Wood AJ3

    $13.48 Top Rated

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  • Wood AJ2

    $8.49 Top Rated

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  • Wood AJ4

    $8.49 Top Rated

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  • Wood AJ5

    $7.69 Price Drop

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  • Wood J1

    $6.78 Price Drop

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  • Wood AJ6

    $6.78 Top Rated

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Developed for the player who is looking for ultimate rebound on the drum and ride cymbal, the American Jazz line consists of 6 models which feature a long taper in the shaft for that great feel! The neck specifications are sizeable enough to create dark cymbal sounds, and the small teardrop tip keeps everything in focus.

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Vic FirthAmerican Jazz Hickory Drumsticks
 
4.8

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (15)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Functional (12)
  • Improves sound (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

AJ3s are just great!

I have returned to amateur drumming after a brief stint as a boy snare drummer in the 1960s. Back then we used Ludwig sticks, big fat #6B to practice and #2A to perform....Read complete review

I have returned to amateur drumming after a brief stint as a boy snare drummer in the 1960s. Back then we used Ludwig sticks, big fat #6B to practice and #2A to perform. My Vic Firth AJ3 sticks are excellent in every way, and are well matched as they produce exactly the same pitch when striking the drum. 100% quality control. I'm still a fairly lame drummer, but have my moments with Vic Firth!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not as good as the old 8D

the shank has been thinned down (too much) from the old 8D, which had a perfect weight and felt like they 'played themselves'. these are just too light to the tip.

the shank has been thinned down (too much) from the old 8D, which had a perfect weight and felt like they 'played themselves'. these are just too light to the tip.

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5.0

Love the aj6

By Don

from Bridgeton

About Me Novice

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Vic Firth American Jazz Hickory Drumsticks:

    Bought them a year ago. They've been my mainstay on and off and they're still going strong. They're just a little short. The aj3 is a little longer but it like the taper and tip to stay the same on each model. Too bad

     
    5.0

    Will but again

    By Mike

    from St. Petersburg, Florida

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Vic Firth American Jazz Hickory Drumsticks:

      Use for performance

       
      5.0

      Vic Firth AJ6

      By baz

      from seattle

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • thin tips are easier to break..

      Best Uses

      • low volume gigs.. restaurants..

      Comments about Vic Firth American Jazz Hickory Drumsticks:

      The AJ6 offers unparalleled volume control at softer decibel levels. The narrow bead and shoulders provides superior sonic control. This is the tool that I use the most at gigs. Not recommended for festival work as they break fairly easy, when have to start hitting hard use the butt-end in a pinch.

       
      5.0

      Favorite drum stick.

      By B Springa

      from Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Tips can be easy to break

      Best Uses

      • Chops
      • Concerts
      • Country
      • Fusion
      • Hip Hop
      • Jazz
      • Practicing

      Comments about Vic Firth American Jazz Hickory Drumsticks:

      First stick I've found that has great tone on toms and cymbals (ride). Light weight for great cymbal stick sound but thick enough to get great volume.

       
      5.0

      Great stick for jazz

      By buckskinhollow

      from Hartford, Wi

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Vic Firth American Jazz Hickory Drumsticks:

        Can't find anything negative about this stick. Great balance, feel, bounce.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great feel & bance!

        By kev

        from nashville, tn

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about American Jazz Hickory Drumsticks:

        perfect for ballads/jazz -while playing at moderate volume.
        **also, i believe hickory resists "wear" a little better than my usual fav of maple.

         
        5.0

        Jazz light sticks

        By Michael

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about American Jazz Hickory Drumsticks:

        love these sticks. light yet strong enough to articulate without digging in. just what we needed

         
        5.0

        perhaps "perfect" drum stick!!

        By kev

        from nashville, tn

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Vic Firth American Jazz Hickory Drumsticks:

        steve maxwell (maxwell drums, chicago) suggested this model yr's ago, & for public performance -where med volume & still jazzy "light" touch desired, there's none better! (cymbal articulation rad!) thx to steve, vic, & mf!

         
        5.0

        Sticks.... yep.... it's wood....fast shipping

        By Flyer

        from Golden, CO

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Vic Firth American Jazz Hickory Drumsticks:

        Yep.... good ole wood sticks. I like the AJ4's for their light swing weight. Solid hit makes volume snaps.... a snap :)

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great blend of speed and balance point

        By Jazzdrummer1955

        from Lake City, FL

        About Me Experienced

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Jazz

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vic Firth American Jazz Hickory Drumsticks:

            A great jazz stick, same diameter as an 8D but with a long taper. On single stroke rolls I can blaze with these. The balance point is perfect for me because of the long taper, whether I'm playing traditional or matched grip. Its a light stick too. Compared to the Zildjian Super 5A, or the Vater Super Jazz, the VF is lightest, and the cymbal sound with the VF on my ride, is like a velvety silver ping with a dark lush subdued wash. Gentle shoulder crashes are perfectly controlled by your force. This stick brings out the best sounds in your kit whether it's toms, crashes, rides, or snares. I hope they never improve it and destroy what they have here. Now sticks are a personal matter, I am a light hitter so chipping the tip may happen sooner for some. I get at least 6 months out of a pair, and I play 1 hour minimum daily, 6 days a week.

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