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Vic Firth Universal Practice Tips 2-Pack 

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The Universal Practice Tips from Vic Firth are rubber tips that fit over virtually all set and concert drum sticks. Great for practice and creating i...Click To Read More About This Product

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These "Chop Out" tips turn most solid surfaces into a quiet practice pad.

The Universal Practice Tips from Vic Firth are rubber tips that fit over virtually all set and concert drum sticks. Great for practice and creating interesting timbers on drums and cymbals. Sold in pairs.


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Vic FirthUniversal Practice Tips 2-Pack
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Functional (10)
  • Good quality (10)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

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5.0

Very good product

By Rim Shot

from Parma Ohio

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Vic Firth Universal Practice Tips 2-Pack:

    I use these tips to lower the sound of hitting the heads of my Alesis Electronic drum set.

     
    5.0

    Bouncy!

    By Lily

    from Redding, CA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Vic Firth Universal Practice Tips 2-Pack:

      Anything can be a practice pad now! And they make playing my home electric kit (that is only used for practice; not a fan of electrics in general) feel more authentic, without that thwacky sound and uncomfortable reverberation in the arms from hitting such a hard surface. I'm thinking about seeing how they'd sound on a cajon, for funsies. :0)

       
      4.0

      Nice

      By Melinda Chaney Music

      from Chattanooga, Tennessee

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Vic Firth Universal Practice Tips 2-Pack:

        Very nice little practice tips. Can also be used live to dampen sound. I like them very much.

         
        5.0

        Practice pads are going to be obsolete!

        By DFunk

        from Green Bay

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Simple

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Vic Firth Universal Practice Tips 2-Pack:

          Anything can be a practice pad. I don't know why these didn't come out years ago. Pop them on your favorite sticks and slam away on anything without marking up your furniture or countertops. They provide great feedback much like a solid stick on a tom or snare.

           
          4.0

          I would buy them again

          By Aleyah

          from Alabama

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Vic Firth Universal Practice Tips 2-Pack:

            Good

             
            5.0

            Fantastic must have item

            By Rodplaya

            from San Diego, CA

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fun Time
              • Practicing
              • Stress Relieval

              Comments about Vic Firth Universal Practice Tips 2-Pack:

              These things are absolutely awesome. I actually thought about inventing something like this years ago. Not for using in place of a practice pad, but for a way to make sticks play softer on the drum set yet still have articulation. Sort of like something in between sticks and dowel rods. Anyway, these are a must have because you really can play on any surface without hurting it and they do have decent rebound. You get 4 tips per pack, enough to do two pairs of sticks.

               
              5.0

              A must have for a beginning to experienced percussionist!

              By Skye

              from Boca raton fl

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              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Vic Firth Universal Practice Tips 2-Pack:

                This product is very helpful. I am a percussionist at my symphonic band and marching band at high school and being able to practice rudiments or any part anywhere is a huge luxury. They fit on all sticks I own. May have some trouble in marching sticks. Can easily fit in something as small as 5A also. Overall I would highly recommend this!

                 
                5.0

                Just the TIP

                By talltallbill

                from Simi Valley, CA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Electronic drums
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Vic Firth Universal Practice Tips 2-Pack:

                  First I bought the Vic Firth "Chop Out" sticks in 5B, and they are great and I'll review them on their page, but I found that I also wanted the benefits of the rubber tips to use with any of the sticks in my collection. It's nice to practice with the stick you're used to, but also good with something different; thick or thin or specialty dim's. These tips allow you to "go to town" on virtually any surface, and although not silent, they're about as loud as any rubber practice pad, but no pad required!
                  They also make a noticeable difference when playing my electronic drum pads; I like that they're softer than wood or nylon tips against the rubber heads on e-drums and I think produce less wear. Also pretty good for some percussion instruments with rugged heads, and they produce a unique sound on acoustic drums but there you might as well use your normal sticks.
                  Low priced and well made, and so far they've stayed on the tips of my sticks, no matter how hard I hit the arm of the chair! Hard to go wrong....

                   
                  4.0

                  It does wht it is designed to do

                  By Vinnie P

                  from INDIO CA

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Vic Firth Universal Practice Tips 2-Pack:

                    I bought this product to work on some fulcrum and no bounce studies and it satisfies my needs.I am happy

                     
                    5.0

                    Practice or warm up anywhere, anytime.

                    By Batero Argento

                    from Louisville, KY

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                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

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                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Vic Firth Universal Practice Tips 2-Pack:

                      If you want to practice anytime anywhere,these are for you. They easily fit any drumstick, put them on your favorite sticks and you are ready to practice on any surface silently and without damaging it (I put them in slightly damaged sticks so you don't need to use a new pair of sticks for them). If you like to warm up before gigs and don't want to carry a pad (we have enough to carry already), these will work perfectly for a good warm up (I have an electronic version of Stick Control on my phone, which I use for warm up with these tips). I have used the Tama silent tips before and they are also great, but these ones have a better feel in my opinion. I am off next week to Argentina where I am playing a gig, and the Vic Firth practice tips are first on my list of things to bring. Beats carrying a practice pad. Also, they come in a two pack, which means you receive two pairs of tips (a nice surprise since I was expecting only one pair, making this a great deal. You can leave one pair at home and carry one with you. They can also be used as mallets by the way. Great product!

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