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Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks   

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Nova Hickory Drumsticks are manufactured in the U.S. and have minor cosmetic blemishes that don't impact their playability in any way.


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Vic FirthNova Hickory Drumsticks
 
3.7

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (11)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worked for me

I got a pair of these sticks about 4 years ago and still have them. I got them when I played a lot more back in high school and they stood up to the...Read complete review

I got a pair of these sticks about 4 years ago and still have them. I got them when I played a lot more back in high school and they stood up to the abuse pretty well. They do chip and splinter, but you can make these last awhile. They do have a chance of leaving black or red, (depending on what color you get), marks behind as you play. These sticks worked great for me, but I have noticed others having a lot of trouble with them. I would suggest at least trying them out and seeing if you like them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not the same as Vic Firth

These are budget quality sticks- NOT just renamed blemished Vic Firths. They have different paint, different tip shape, and most crucially, different taper: the 5B model's is a much shorter &...Read complete review

These are budget quality sticks- NOT just renamed blemished Vic Firths. They have different paint, different tip shape, and most crucially, different taper: the 5B model's is a much shorter & more abrupt taper- making them front heavy compared to Vic Firth 5B sticks. Not bad- but not a deal on real Vic Firths...

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2.0

Not the same as American Classics

By Henry

from CT

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

    I only purchased one pair to try them out. They seem to be denser, and balanced differently than the American Classics that I'm used to. I'm not sure about how long they will last. These sticks may be fine for some, but they are not for me.

     
    2.0

    They bleed horribly when wet

    By Tom Truett disabled USA vet in Panama

    from Panama City, Panama

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

    I got these for my son for becoming captian in school band. We are living in Panama for the last 10 years and have used countless sticks. It rained today durning the NATIONAL parade in front of the president. The sticks bled color and turned his hads and shirt RED.

     
    5.0

    Great sticks at a great price..

    By Frank C.

    from New York

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

    Great all around sticks for gigs and practice..

     
    5.0

    Good basic sticks.

    By Drum Fairy Godmother

    from Tx USA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

      I go these for some kids who are just getting started with playing drums.

       
      2.0

      Didn't last

      By Tee

      from Albany, Ga

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

      I didn't make I through my first song with these. I bought 2 pair and I only have one stick left.

       
      5.0

      Love these Sticks! I will definitely be buying them again.

      By Smitty the Witty

      from KS

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

          Use them any time i'm playing. I like them better than the regular Vic Firth 5A, but each drummer is different. Everyone's body is different so they may or may not work for you! If you are a 5A drummer i recommend them!

           
          3.0

          Not The Worst Sticks...

          By Stacey

          from Kentucky

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

            These sticks definitely do their job, but they begin to show signs of wear immediatly. They won't last any longer than any regular set, but they're great for practice or to keep for a back up in case you break a stick at a show.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Get what you pay for.

            By Cam

            from St. Louis MO

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

            They are ok. Sound good and played well but broke after 3 or 4 Band sessions.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            These are decent sticks

            By Joey

            from San diego

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup

                Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

                I gave my 5 year old nephew a brand new pair of these drum sticks to mess around with. He pounded the concrete sidewalk for half an hour with these drum sticks, and the tips held up. He's a very destructive boy suffering from A.D.H.D., so you get the picture.

                 
                1.0

                Breaks very easily

                By clutchmonkey116

                from Rochester NY

                Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

                I don't play soft but I also don't kill my drum set. They just broke really easy and I was surprised

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