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Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks Black 5B

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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
 
3.9

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (19)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Good quality (16)
  • Improves sound (7)

Cons

  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (18)
  • Back-up (13)
  • Concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (7)

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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Not the same as American Classics

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...Read complete review

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.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Decent Stick

By Josiah Vik

from Poplar, WI

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Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

These are a decent set of sticks for the price. I got the red ones in 5A and they are very comfortable. The only complaint is that they leave red marks on my cymbals and heads, but i should have figured that. i would suggest the nylon tips to avoid this problem.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worked for me

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

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.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Ok not the best

By Drummer21-fnXzx

from Undisclosed

Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

I bought these to use in a pinch because I went on tour with my band and quickly ran out of sticks from them breaking. These are good for a pinch but not much more than that. If you want something that will last i would recommend getting a little more expensive stick.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nova Hickory Drumsticks

By Lynne Brown

from New York

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Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

Good for the Price
Okay, got small hands. These arevery smooth and comfortable for the hands. Light weight professional feel. Gives quick action.
Nice look
Colorful

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not the same as American Classics

By Henry

from CT

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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 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Didn't last

    By Tee

    from Albany, Ga

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    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.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good Sticks

    By William R Martin jr

    from Az

    Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

    Overall really good sticks!
    Very good sticks for the price.I highly recommend them.
    Great price and free shipping.can't beat it......Hahaha

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Poor Quality Drum Sticks

    By Russ

    from Raleigh, NC

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    Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

    I do not like the weakness and propensity to break in half early in the life cycle.
    I used these drum sticks twice and one of them broke in half. It had a knot right in the center and the stick dissintegrated. How sad. They were so inexpensive, I did not even bother about reporting the issue, but I cannot recommend these sticks.
    They broke in the 2nd use.
    Great price, but for what?

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not the same as Vic Firth

    By RiddimKing

    from Washington DC

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    Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

    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...

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Stick

    By Marcus R.

    from Lansford, PA

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    Pros

    • Durability

    Cons

    • Not Enough Size Options

    Best Uses

    • All Playing Styles

    Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

    I got these on a whim. Looking for new sticks, figured I would give them a try. I am very impressed with them. Vic 2nds or not, they seem like they hold up even better. A little shoulder ware, but after six months on the same pair. I couldn't ask for more(other than other sizes). Great, durable, long lasting stick. Takes rim shots like a champ. Out lasted Vic's Classic black.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not Worth It

    By outrigger2150rev

    from Madison, Alabama

    Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

    These sticks break very fast, i bought two pairs and they broke within 2 weeks. Definitely not the quality you would expect from vix firth.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

    By Struttin' that a**

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

    these sticks, in my opinion are the best sticks you can buy for a reasonable price. I got the 5A black sticks and they are one of the best sticks i own.

     
    5.0

    Perfect

    By Kim

    from New jersey

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

      Great quality. Perfect n good price.. i will always order from this site when it comes to anything music..also packaged perfectly too.. thanks guys.. my sean loves it..

       
      5.0

      Sticks

      By Honor-Honoree Diamond On-line

      from CT

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      Pros

      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

        RLK- Percussion drum sticks.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Great- Delivery man was respectful.

         
        5.0

        Best sticks for the money

        By Ted

        from Fredericksburg, TX

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

          Best sticks for the money.

           
          2.0

          I will not buy there again. The black comes off on head

          By Geo

          from Long Beach

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

              Guess I can sand the tips a bit to see if that helps. Very disappointed.

               
              5.0

              Awesome sticks. Son loves them

              By Me the Mom

              from SLC Utah

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

                Practice and performance

                 
                5.0

                I have typically used the vic firth hickory.

                By Trent Alan

                from IA

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup

                  Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

                  I like these a lot. Maybe it's in my head but it felt like i had a bit of improved grip.

                  I've heard that these sticks are painted red because they have some kind of blemish. Also, the stick matching is not as bad as most would say.

                  Buy them and have a couple sets of red sticks. You can't go wrong here.

                   
                  5.0

                  I would purchase again.

                  By Snooker1

                  from LA Ca

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Vic Firth Nova Hickory Drumsticks:

                    The balance and bounce response was better than expected

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