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Vic Firth Live Wires Brushes

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Retractable wire brushes that feature a small round bead on the tip of each wire for an added sharp snap on cymbals and drums....Click To Read More About This Product

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Great for those times you need a little more pop from your brushes.

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Retractable wire brushes that feature a small round bead on the tip of each wire for an added sharp snap on cymbals and drums.


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Vic FirthLive Wires Brushes
 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Functional (4)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
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4.0

pretty good

By dylan

from oakland, ca

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Cymbals
  • Good Volume

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vic Firth Live Wires Brushes:

      these are good for live work, particularly if you're in a louder band looking for different textures. If you're doing more traditional jazz, you probably won't like the stirring sound. Also, while I really like the volume you can get on cymbals compared to regular brushes, I think the little beads produce a lot of extra ringing overtones on my snare, so I may end up using a regular brush in my left hand. I've only had them for a week or so; I can't make any comments on their durability.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Alright. .

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Vic Firth Live Wires Brushes:

      Not worth the money the balls on the end of the wire fell off in 1 use and the wires started coming out. Only buy if your doing really light jazz or they wont last.

       
      5.0

      Great for live rock performance on songs that use brushes.

      By Jason

      from Atlanta

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about Vic Firth Live Wires Brushes:

        These cut through for live performance much better than standard brushes. They're probably too heavy handed for jazz, but if you have songs in pop or rock that require brushes, you can actually here these on cymbals.

         
        5.0

        I would buy and highly recommend this pro

        By Fenderman

        from Danville Alabama

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Vic Firth Live Wires Brushes:

          Everything you would expect from a Firth product. Great item

           
          5.0

          Vic Firth - Master of Innovation

          By BigG57

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Suprior Attack On Cymbal

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Big Band
            • Concerts

            Comments about Vic Firth Live Wires Brushes:

            Vic Firth continues to provide quality innovations for today's drummer. The Live Wires are a great tool for increased volume and especially effective in a more pronounced cymbal attack when playing in a larger ensemble. My live wires have served me well, especially in live , outdoors performances. The really cut through!

             
            5.0

            Great Brushes

            By Church Player

            from Cape Cod MA

            About Me Novice

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts

              Comments about Vic Firth Live Wires Brushes:

              These are great Brushes, just absolutely amazing for the quiet player. They are slightly louder than normal brushes when executing sweeping motions but isn't a big deal.

               
              5.0

              Another great idea from Vic and the gang

              By SakDaddy

              from Cornfields of Ohio

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Vic Firth Live Wires Brushes:

                I've been very pleased with my LW brushes. A good full smooth scrape, slap is great, and has more volume than regular brushes. Strands are more rigid for double stroke and stronger tom volume. I've Used Regal Tip brushes for years and various rutes. They are all very good tools, but for that "between and brush and a Rake," get the Live Wires.
                Ordered on Wednesday and here on Sat..and we are in the cornfields. ALWAYS swift delivery with good packaging

                 
                4.0

                Live Wires

                By Ben M.

                from Arizona

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                Comments about Vic Firth Live Wires Brushes:

                At first glace, these brushes look great, and they are. I like the idea of the new sound texture for brushes and are indeed louder. Ive used them for my jazz band and other bands and they work like a charm.
                However...
                Because the little balls on the end make it louder, they can scratch and make this soft screaching sound. It can really ruin the sound of the song if heard (only the drummer whos playing can really hear it). This little screach is made because of the balls scratching against the head in a weird way. They also have a large triangle "diameter" so playing on a small snare can be hard.
                Overall, they work great on cymbals and I mean really great. They have a really cool and distinct sound.

                 
                5.0

                Cool!

                By Slow-hands

                from Michigan

                Comments about Vic Firth Live Wires Brushes:

                I love these! For that in between, not quite a ballad, not quite Latin, funk, etc., these are outstanding! Added bonus: double strokes are easy to play, even for me, ol' slow-hands!

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