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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"...Read More

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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 33 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Functional (7)
  • Good quality (7)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (7)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), 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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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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5.0

Great pair Sticks

By Tyler

from Charlotte,NC

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

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.

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    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.

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    3.0

    Not terribly happy with these sticks

    By Charlie

    from New Market, VA

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    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • 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.

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        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.

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          5.0

          Want more now!

          By Geoff

          from Aurora, CO

          About Me Professional Musician

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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.

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            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.

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              (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.....

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                  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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                    5.0

                    Nice Sticks!

                    By Gabe

                    from KC Mo. ( International House of Prayer )

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                    Pros

                    • Perfect Sizenice Coating

                    Cons

                    • Nylon Tips Break Alot

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Playing Live Practicing
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks:

                    Love these sticks! I like the size, just in the 5-a,5-b area.... The paint/coating is perfect, just smooth enough without slipping! Wouldn't recommend the nylon tips though, break more often then the wood tips. (tried both)

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                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Versatile Stick

                    Comments about Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks:

                    It doesn't matter if Buddy Rich approved this stick or not. It's not going to turn his grave over. This is an awesome stick, and it will not cease to be seen. I have been using these sticks for 6 years. I have never broken a pair of these, believe it or not. And I still have every pair I've used over the years. As far as the stick detailing, this is a great in-between stick for the 5A and 5B. It has a heavier butt than the 5A, but is lighter than the 5B. In addition, I've always favored sticks with a longer neck because it fits the fulcrum point in my hand. I dig the white stick. It looks sexy. haha. The visual side, it looks great. On stage, if you're a trickster, the crowd will definitely see that stick in the air. Rimshot, great. Bounce off of head, awesome. Strongly recommend this stick.

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