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Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak  5B

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Featuring a more rigid response than hickory, the dense Japanese white oak construction of Vic Firth's Shogun 5A sticks provides added weight and pow...Read More

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OVERVIEW

The SHÅŒGUN® series by Vic Firth features Japanese oak for powerful cut and stout durability.

Featuring a more rigid response than hickory, the dense Japanese white oak construction of Vic Firth's Shogun 5A sticks provides added weight and power for a full drum sound and strong rhythmic projection. The hardness of the wood tip in oak creates a brighter cymbal sound and provides excellent definition during intricate ride patterns. This unique wood also produces an incredible cross-stick tone that really cuts through.

The 5A stick size is ideal for versatile percussionists with styles ranging from orchestral to light rock. The 5B stick size is ideal for percussionists seeking mid to high volumes - namely in marching band or rock applications.

FEATURES
  • 5A specs:
  • Length - 16"
  • Diameter - .565"
  • 5B specs:
  • Length - 16"

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Vic FirthShogun Japanese White Oak
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (8)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (7)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (4)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (4)
  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

good sticks

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.............................................................................................................................................these are very good sticks,strong i just like a bigger stick ,right now..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................these are very good sticks very strong,i just a little....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................hhese are ve.....................................................................................................................................wry

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Great feel and response...

The sticks felt great, nice balance, weight, and response. However one stick from the pair broke in under 2 hours of practice (not playing even close to full power). I have...Read complete review

The sticks felt great, nice balance, weight, and response. However one stick from the pair broke in under 2 hours of practice (not playing even close to full power). I have been using Vic Firth 5AN hickory sticks for several years and I do chew through them fairly fast, but I usually get several weeks of practice or a two shows. So I was dissapointed when these did not last one day. I wouldn't count these sticks out because of this one experience, but I can say that I will be switching to Promark shira kashi oak for my primary sticks.

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4.0

good sticks

By sticks69

from allentown,PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

.............................................................................................................................................these are very good sticks,strong i just like a bigger stick ,right now..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................these are very good sticks very strong,i just a little....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................hhese are ve.....................................................................................................................................wry

 
5.0

sturdy sticks

By Joel

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

These are nice, sturdy sticks. They are about medium weight and they play well.

 
5.0

Exelent Stick for non-traditional Material

By MusicMan2127

from Somerset, KY

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

    The Shoguns are great sticks for a different material (instead of hickory). I keep a pair in my stick bag and they have quickly turned into my primary set of sticks for drum kit/set and many of my associates have made it a trend. I think they have a great 5B punch on drums and a 5A sound on cymbals, which is something I like. For any drummer who is looking for a nice, durable set of sticks for the long haul, these are a great recommendation!

     
    5.0

    lighter

    By Antonio Paz

    from Coahuila Mexico

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

      lighter than promark, same quality, and durability.

       
      5.0

      Best for Cross Stick Sound

      By Boomer 69

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound
      • Oak Instead Of Hickory

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sambas

        Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

        Most sticks are made of Hickory. This is only Oak Stick I have and use when song requires a lot of cross sticking, i.e. Sambas

         
        3.0

        Great feel and response...

        By Matt

        from New York

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Great Feel
        • Great weight

        Cons

        • Durability

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

          The sticks felt great, nice balance, weight, and response. However one stick from the pair broke in under 2 hours of practice (not playing even close to full power). I have been using Vic Firth 5AN hickory sticks for several years and I do chew through them fairly fast, but I usually get several weeks of practice or a two shows. So I was dissapointed when these did not last one day. I wouldn't count these sticks out because of this one experience, but I can say that I will be switching to Promark shira kashi oak for my primary sticks.

           
          5.0

          a little better than promark

          By Antonio Paz

          from Coahuila Mexico

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Drums
            • Practicing

            Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

            little more durable than promark. but expensive too

             
            5.0

            Love!!!!

            By Neil_Smoove

            from Des Moines, IA

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anywhere

              Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

              I love Vic Firth! Been using them ever since I started band back in middle school. But prior to the Shögun series, I had to use Pro Marks japanese white oak sticks, which were also really nice, but never gave me a Vic feel. So as soon as these came out after NAMM, I rushed to get a pair of 5a and 5b and I'm really impressed! Super smooth finish! Almost feels like a Vic Firth Titan stick. Really durable as well: Don't worry about beating the heck out of your drums and riding your crash cymbals cause these sticks can take it! Love love love them! Vic doesn't disappoint!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Solid Pieces Of Wood

              By GC Pete

              from Glen Cove, New York

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Good For Most Music

                Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

                Solid well matched sticks - oak is a little heavier in the hands than hickory but
                these sticks will last a long time.

                 
                4.0

                good drumsticks

                By Antonio Paz

                from Coahuila Mexico

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

                  good quality

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