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Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks 

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A modified 5A with a larger tip, neck, and shoulder. In hickory. L=16-5/16", Dia.=.590"...Click To Read More About This Product

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The sticks befitting a drumming legend!

A modified 5A with a larger tip, neck, and shoulder. In hickory. L=16-5/16", Dia.=.590"


Sticks for dynamic, high-impact drumming ala Buddy Rich! Order today.

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Vic FirthBuddy Rich Signature Drumsticks
 
4.8

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Functional (8)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

White Paint?

Not sure where the white paint theme came from. Saw Buddy on TV many times. Never saw anything white.
Having said that, these are the best sticks I have ever used.Read complete review

Not sure where the white paint theme came from. Saw Buddy on TV many times. Never saw anything white.
Having said that, these are the best sticks I have ever used.
For jazz drummers or drummers who like a lot of double stick action, these have no equal.
The only way to improve these is make a lighter maple version
Not sure where the white paint theme came from. Saw Buddy on TV many times. Never saw anything white.
Having said that, these are the best sticks I have ever used.
For jazz drummers or drummers who like a lot of double stick action, these have no equal.
The only way to improve these is make a lighter maple version.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not terribly happy with these sticks

I wanted to try these sticks since I am a fan of the 5ab combo sticks and these were recommended. I like the size and feel of the sticks but I broke my first...Read complete review

I wanted to try these sticks since I am a fan of the 5ab combo sticks and these were recommended. I like the size and feel of the sticks but I broke my first one not 15 minutes into my first practice with them. I'm not that heavy handed that a good stick would break that quickly. I have another Vic Firth 5ab combo that I've played for months and I haven't broken them. So, overall, average at best and not the kind of stick I'll use gigging.

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4.0

Good stick

By AB

from Daytona Beach, FL

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Pros

  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks:

    Good stick! The white finish stays on much better than black finished sticks. If you're used to a standard 5A stick, this one is a little bit heavier.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    how about some more reviews!

    By black dragon

    from saratoga springs ny

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks:

        With so many reviews one more either seems unnecessary or irrelevant. Maybe both. The problem is: some people just can't shut up! So here it goes: Very, very good sticks and somewhat unusual. (Some people feel Buddy might have been an alien and these sticks have distinctly "alien" qualities.) Unique in color, (baby drum corps white,) unique in taper and unique in diameter, these sticks are truly remarkable. You need to get these in your hands to fully comprehend the cumulative effect. Great leverage, great rebound, great balance, great reach. If you can't try them out locally they are still well worth buying sight unseen and taking a chance. You won't be sorry.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great pair Sticks

        By Tyler

        from Charlotte,NC

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks:

          I bought two pairs of these to try out a month ago and the first pair has just started to splinter in the area where you hit rim shots. I consider myself to be a pretty heavy hitter and I play in many different styles. These sticks offered a lot of versatility as far as what they can do. I can play with a matched or traditional grip with ease.

           
          4.0

          The Perfect-ish Pair

          By MRT

          from Benicia, CA

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Well Balanced

          Cons

          • Misprinted Graphics

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks:

          I received my first pair of Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature drum sticks as a gift about ten years ago. I liked everything about them, from the unique taper to the balaced weight to the easily grippable finish. They became my go-to sticks for everything I now play.

          An issue with the pair I recently ordered from Musician's Friend was misprinted graphics on one stick: Buddy Rich's signature was placed way too high and the Vic Firth flag icon was badly smudged. In terms of appearance, one stick looked like the genuine article while the other resembled a knock-off attempt. While that did not affect their playability or stop me from enjoying using them myself, I would think twice about giving them as a gift to someone else in this aesthetic condition. Should it matter? Probably not, but it was receiving these sticks as a gift in the first place which got me using them.

           
          3.0

          Not terribly happy with these sticks

          By Charlie

          from New Market, VA

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            Cons

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              • Practicing

              Comments about Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks:

              I wanted to try these sticks since I am a fan of the 5ab combo sticks and these were recommended. I like the size and feel of the sticks but I broke my first one not 15 minutes into my first practice with them. I'm not that heavy handed that a good stick would break that quickly. I have another Vic Firth 5ab combo that I've played for months and I haven't broken them. So, overall, average at best and not the kind of stick I'll use gigging.

               
              5.0

              These are the "Persuaders"

              By Hot Stix

              from Wawona CA

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks:

                In the past, I've used lighter drum sticks for speed. These sticks move very quickly even though larger in diameter. Just watch how Buddy Rich uses them. The big difference, though, is the sound they bring out of your toms and cymbals. Wow! I'll never use lighter sticks again. I'm sticking with these (ha!) from now on.

                 
                5.0

                Want more now!

                By Geoff

                from Aurora, CO

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks:

                  Great for playing outdoors, good feel and not to heavy.

                   
                  5.0

                  great stick

                  By Kevin

                  from Arizona

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks:

                    Great stick long and light allowing great rebound, the length allows for a strong rebound note maintaining consistent sounding notes in double strokes. The tip is unusually resilient tips stay in tact for longer than average wood sticks. Can be a challenge at times to play quiet ballads due to the thick tip not a fast stick although due to the length the stick will foster a more relaxed approach even when the tip starts to ware it provides a great quiet attack on the ride.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The Buddy Rich stick is awesome

                    By Stevie D

                    from Tucson, Az

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                    Pros

                    • Balanced Look Great
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks:

                        Buddy is my favorite drummer and just bought these to have a pair of the sticks he used. I tried them out and the balance of this stick is fantastic. My rolls were cleaner and they fit in my hand perfectly. So this is my new stick,sorry Vater.....

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        versatile stick

                        By jazzeray

                        from Deltona, fl.

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                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality
                        • Good Weight
                        • Works For Rock Jazz

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Good Versatile Stick
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks:

                          this is a good all'round stick.But if you play a lot of fast jazz/fusion you'll need to switch to the Regal Tip 5A, which allows you to play a super-fast ride cymbal. The BR stick is good if you must own only one pair. This will do the job!

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