Save up to 15% off with code: STRETCH Shop Now
Looking for Coupons?Call us 800-449-9128 Hablamos Español  
MF MD HG Call & Save
Vic Firth Logo
Product 446453

Vic Firth Corpsmaster Ralph Hardimon Drum Sticks  Nylon 

  • Write a Review

Corpsmaster sticks carry the signature of a legendary corps performer and teacher. The Ralph Hardimon is made of hickory and has a barrel tip and lon...Click To Read More About This Product

CHOOSE STYLE:

Please Select a Style...  
  • Nylon

    $10.99 Top Rated

    In stock

    { "name": "Nylon", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 10.99, "isOnSale": false, "easyPayOptions":"0,0,300003,6 Months Promotional Financing,12/31/2100,null,10.99,false", "msrp": 21.25, "salePrice": 10.99, "listPrice": 10.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","topSeller","guarantee","international"], "warranty": false, "freeWarrantyAvail": false, "sku": "site1sku446453000281000", "displaySku": "446453 000281000", "serialized": false, "stickerUrl":"http://www.musiciansfriend.com/static/mf/stickers/top-rated.png", "stickerDesc":"Top Rated by All of You Musicians!", "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7/446453000281000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "isShipsInternational": true, "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"88", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • Wood

    $8.09 Top Rated

    In stock

    { "name": "Wood", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 8.09, "isOnSale": false, "easyPayOptions":"0,0,300003,6 Months Promotional Financing,12/31/2100,null,8.09,false", "msrp": 19.50, "salePrice": 8.09, "listPrice": 8.09, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["freeShipping","topRated","topSeller","guarantee","international"], "warranty": false, "freeWarrantyAvail": false, "sku": "site1sku446453000645000", "displaySku": "446453 000645000", "serialized": false, "stickerUrl":"http://www.musiciansfriend.com/static/mf/stickers/top-rated.png", "stickerDesc":"Top Rated by All of You Musicians!", "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "shipsFree":true, "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7/446453000645000_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "isShipsInternational": true, "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"64", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • Regular Price:
    $8.09 - $10.99
  • Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)
    FREE
  • Starting At:
    $89.00
  Add to Cart
Add to Wish List

Earn up to 88 reward points.

See All Vic Firth Marching Drum Sticks

Corpsmaster sticks carry the signature of a legendary corps performer and teacher. The Ralph Hardimon is made of hickory and has a barrel tip and long taper for great rebound and super control. 17"L, .710" diameter.


Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
Vic FirthCorpsmaster Ralph Hardimon Drum Sticks
 
4.7

(based on 79 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (11)
  • Functional (10)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Novice (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Lumber

I'm a professional musician with 40+ years experience. I suppose I've tried most every stick and size on the market but, I've always come home to Vic Firth. I still have my first...Read complete review

I'm a professional musician with 40+ years experience. I suppose I've tried most every stick and size on the market but, I've always come home to Vic Firth. I still have my first pair of Bolero #2s from the early 1970s which had his name wood burned on the butt end, before his sticks were mass produced.

I play very loud music on a very large 80s vintage kit, with oversized, very deep drums (12x12, 13x13, 14x14, 15x15, 16x16, 18x16 and a mounted 28" gong bass). No stick draws the sound from my cannons like the Ralph Hardimon's and the MS1s. They project the sound without my having to flail at the drums and the Hardimon nylon tips provide ultimate cymbal response. They come in tone matched and weight matched pairs and are remarkably consistent.

They are certainly not for every kit drummer. At 7/10's of an inch diameter and 17" long they are heavy baseball bats, but with practice they offer superb control and dexterity.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Getting Sketchy

The quality of this stick seems to be dropping at an alarming rate. Last year the sticks we purchased seemed to begin to crack very early. This year we had two of 6 sticks...Read complete review

The quality of this stick seems to be dropping at an alarming rate. Last year the sticks we purchased seemed to begin to crack very early. This year we had two of 6 sticks crack on their very first use, which was a 7 minute field show! This results in an uneven sound and basically forces the user to begin taping the stick immediately.

I can no longer recommend this stick and will be looking for a different brand for my snare drummers next year.

Reviewed by 79 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Lumber

By Drumbo Thunder

from USA

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Ask me a question

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Balanced
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Tone Matched

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Big Sticks For Big Drums
    • Concerts
    • Ideal For Volume Tone
    • Practicing

    Comments about Vic Firth Corpsmaster Ralph Hardimon Drum Sticks:

    I'm a professional musician with 40+ years experience. I suppose I've tried most every stick and size on the market but, I've always come home to Vic Firth. I still have my first pair of Bolero #2s from the early 1970s which had his name wood burned on the butt end, before his sticks were mass produced.

    I play very loud music on a very large 80s vintage kit, with oversized, very deep drums (12x12, 13x13, 14x14, 15x15, 16x16, 18x16 and a mounted 28" gong bass). No stick draws the sound from my cannons like the Ralph Hardimon's and the MS1s. They project the sound without my having to flail at the drums and the Hardimon nylon tips provide ultimate cymbal response. They come in tone matched and weight matched pairs and are remarkably consistent.

    They are certainly not for every kit drummer. At 7/10's of an inch diameter and 17" long they are heavy baseball bats, but with practice they offer superb control and dexterity.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent stick for Practice or Performance

    By Connor Norton

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Vic Firth Corpsmaster Ralph Hardimon Drum Sticks:

    My HS Drumline has marched these sticks for many years now, and they have always served their purpose well and then some. An excellent stick for a great value! Perfect for first-time drummers and old pros alike!
    The stick has a great balance between length and diameter, and has an excellent, even sound with beautiful tones. The stick is great for learning technique as well: My first pair of Marching Snare sticks was a pair of Ralph Hardies, and I have loved them ever since.
    The sticks always arrive tonally even and without a scratch to be seen. The hickory wood is always even, without even any aesthetic blemishes. The sticks will get beat up easy, especially without proper care, but that's to be expected of any Marching Stick, regardless of quality. I use white electrical tape to cover mine, and that significantly prolongs their life and quality.
    Way to go Musician's Friend! Excellent Price! Anywhere else, especially from a local music store, these sticks could be $10-20+ more! And the quality is never affected!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome/Versatile Sticks!

    By Jacob

    from Kentucky

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Build Chops Fast
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Great Feel
    • Improves Sound
    • Nice Look
    • Pitch Paired
    • They Hold Up Great
    • Versatile
    • Weight Matched

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Anything And Everything

    Comments about Vic Firth Corpsmaster Ralph Hardimon Drum Sticks:

    These sticks are great for marching snares and, wait for it, DRUM SETS! I use these sticks for Heavy Metal Drumming, and they allow me to get a loud and powerful stroke without working as hard as I would with a 7A or 5A stick (my favorite sizes). Once you get used to the weight of these sticks, they are even easier to use then when you first get them! They have a great feel and they last FOREVER! Buy some, you wont regret it!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Drum Sticks

    By mike

    from Gainesville, FL

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Vic Firth Corpsmaster Ralph Hardimon Drum Sticks:

      holds very good and gives heavy tone

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Value

      By juston

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vic Firth Corpsmaster Ralph Hardimon Drum Sticks:

          Always good sticks. Great price!!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Sticks!

          By snareplayer-iq.y-

          from Indiana

          Comments about Vic Firth Corpsmaster Ralph Hardimon Drum Sticks:

          These are great sticks. I use them for snare in the drum line that I am in. The only problem is that they are made of really soft wood, so the sticks dent easily. These are the sticks to buy!

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          An aweome stick

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Vic Firth Corpsmaster Ralph Hardimon Drum Sticks:

          Hello friends.I have used the Vic Firth Corpmaster Ralph Hardimon Drumsticks for about 3 years now and these have been the most greatest sticksI have ever came across.They have amazing balance they are so durable and if everyone in the US used these wonderful sticks,everybody would be ecstatic.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          best marching sticks out there

          By drumfreak321

          from alabama

          Comments about Vic Firth Corpsmaster Ralph Hardimon Drum Sticks:

          These are definitely the best marching sticks available. They don't break easily at all I've been playing with the same pair off and on for a while now. They splinter easy but unless you play really hard they won't break any time soon.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great sticks

          By Chris-61cwp

          from Odessa, TX

          Comments about Vic Firth Corpsmaster Ralph Hardimon Drum Sticks:

          I used the hardimon's for 6 years through junior high and high school...They can get a little heavy at times, but are great for conditioning and performance...Overall excellent buy...I would recommend these sticks to every drumline...

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Marching stix

          By John-RXnLC

          from Paducah, KY

          Comments about Vic Firth Corpsmaster Ralph Hardimon Drum Sticks:

          these sticks are sweet for marching. i march snare and they are perfect for indoor or outdoor snare drums. they won't let you down, just the right size and fit.

          Displaying reviews 1-10

          Back to top

          Previous | Next »

          You are changing the Ship-To country.

          Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.