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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"


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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)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

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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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Versatile Stick

By Doc

from New Orleans, LA

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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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

White Paint?

By Robert Laffoon

from Fort Worth, TX

Comments about Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks:

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great pair Sticks

By Tyler

from Charlotte,NC

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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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    5 Stars across the board

    By Jedidiah Hall

    from Anderson, Missouri

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    Comments about Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks:

    I got these for Christmas one year because I was a fan of Buddy and have been playing them now for three years. They feel great and look good. The only time I use another stick is when my last pair of these break which takes quite a while. Definitely a good buy.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    alright drum stick

    By bonhamfan534

    from philadelphia

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    Comments about Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks:

    I like these drum sticks but the only complaint I have maybe this is just me but for what ever reason I think the white coating makes it more slippery so what I did was just sanded the lower part of them and I loved them. Overall not to bad but not my favorite

    (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.

        (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!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice balance and weight

              By Rocketman-mlnro

              from New York,NY

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              Comments about Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks:

              First thing is I have seen several Buddy Rich DVD's and I have never seen him using this sticks. When exactly did Buddy approve these? I think the stick have very good balance. I have other signatures but I keep coming back to these. It's like a 5A with a thicker neck. The tip is unusual something in between an acorn and a round tip. It works really well

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Review

              By GermanDrummer23

              from Stuttgart,Germany

              Comments about Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks:

              I needed a new pair of sticks because my old sticks broke.I thought would be like any other sticks breaking within the first year and all but these have lasted me a long time.Best money I've ever spent.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best of the Best

              By Radabnel Cruz

              from Puerto Rico

              Comments about Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks:

              I have used for over 10 year and no change. They have good weight, feel good
              and spectacular in any snare rign shot. Plem recommend it.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Buddy Rich Vic Firth Drum Stick

              By Kelton Keeney

              from Cheyenne, Wyoming

              Comments about Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks:

              I have owned these pair of sticks for over a year now. These are the only stick by Vic Firth that I LOVE to use. I play many different styles of music than Buddy Rich was famous for, and I use his jazzy quick sticks for punk and rock. These are by far the best sticks I have ever used, and I have about 8 pairs of them at all time. =]

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              best of both worlds

              By music-is-life-A.W3D

              from morehead kentucky

              Comments about Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks:

              well.....i went to the store to buy neil peart sticks.....but i didnt like the feel. i picked these sticks up and fell in love instantly..im in marching band and am used to marching sticks which are heavier...theese sticks are a bit heavier like marching sticks..but smaller like normal set sticks..i love them...great..perfect sticks

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              perfect for anything

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks:

              I'm in marching band and I have to say these are sticks that will stand up to anything you throw at them!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome Sticks

              By MusicMan93

              from Pennsylvania

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              Comments about Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Drumsticks:

              These sticks are so amazing. I just bought them and i don't want to touch any other stick. They have a nice feel to them and they have a different looking tip than most drum sticks but it doesn't do anything to affect your playing. These sticks are a very nice size and the white finish helps out when trying to keep a grip. I reccomend these sticks for anyone who plays.

               
              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.

                 
                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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                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.

                     
                    5.0

                    These are the "Persuaders"

                    By Dan the Drummer

                    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

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      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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