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Vic Firth VicKick Bass Drum Beater Radial Head  Hard Maple

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VicKick Beaters„¢ feature spherical heads that provide a consistent striking surface.

VicKick Beaters are available in felt, fleece or wood models, each providing distinct and appropriate levels of articulation, all while achieving an enhanced low-end sound. Within the VicKick series, both the felt and wood beaters feature a unique dual striking position.

These radial-style heads are available in two models. First, a medium-hard premium felt head creates clear articulation with a full low-end sound. Dual orientation offers multiple sound and feel options. A fantastic general beater for all musical styles!

Additionally, a hard maple head creates super rhythmic clarity. Weight of ball helps produce a full sound. Dual orientation offers multiple sound and feel options. Ideal for rockers looking for the ultimate in articulation!


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Vic FirthVicKick Bass Drum Beater Radial Head
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good quality (7)
  • Improves sound (6)
  • Functional (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

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3.0

Lighter than stock DW 2-sided beaters

By Studio clown

from USA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • Not Functional

Best Uses

    Comments about Vic Firth VicKick Bass Drum Beater Radial Head:

    When placed on the DW 9000 Double pedal, you can only use the narrow face of these beater or they will not clear each other. Immediate disappointment there, but a minor issue. They are lighter weight than the stock DW 2-sided plastic/felt beaters, which is not what I was hoping for from a feel perspective, but if your preference is to go lighter/smoother they will deliver in that department. The sound is good, not a dramatic change but a slightly more defined bass drum tone, again it's really preference. What you would expect for a wood beater, but since they are too light for me and don't come with weights like the DW wood beaters, I can't recommend them. The price probably reflects this. Overall I would rather go for the stock DW plastic, or weighted maple beaters instead, but they were not in stock.

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    5.0

    Good change of pedals

    By Francisco

    from undisclosed

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Vic Firth VicKick Bass Drum Beater Radial Head:

      This is a good quality beater. It's doesn't have a click like the stock beater on my dw3000. This pedal gives a warmer tone which I'm looking for. I know some people want that plastic sound, if you're looking for that this isn't it.

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      5.0

      Great beate! A bit better than my DW plastic beater.

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      By Clint

      from Atlanta, GA

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Rock

        Comments about Vic Firth VicKick Bass Drum Beater Radial Head:

        I bought this beater after purchasing a new kit (Q mahogany drums) and wanting to get the best sound out of the drums I could. I have a DW 9000 double pedal and always have used the plastic side for attack and punch. Those beaters have been great, but I wanted to give a wooden beater a shot again to see if I could get more low end and punch from my bass drum. I was always a little leery about a plastic beater, thinking wood may be better (we use wooden sticks on the other drums), but the wooden beater I had tried in the past was too heavy (Gibraltar red model). This VicKick wooden beater is great. For me, it was better or just as good as the DW beater in key areas. First, it feels great. It weighs close to the same as the DW, maybe a touch lighter, but not much. It has a nice feel on the head and allows for nice quick strokes. Secondly, I was able to get a bit more low end from the beater and it was every bit as loud...maybe the increased low end gave the impression of even a little added volume. It also sounded a tad fuller. It had nice attack and overall, was an improvement over my DW plastic beater. I have it oriented so the rounder, wider side is hitting the head, not the radial position, although that sounded good as well, very close to the same effects. So, if you're like me and are looking for a powerful, full kick drum sound with nice attack to sound great in a PA, this beater is one to check out. I really like it and I'm very picky about what I use on my kit. It feels and sounds better than my DW plastic beater. It's not a day and night difference, but a noticeable one for the better and that works for me.

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        5.0

        Vic delivers!

        By GSinglez

        from Ky

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beaters
        • Clear
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Woody

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vic Firth VicKick Bass Drum Beater Radial Head:

            Needed some More punch in the studio for some heavier tracks. These did the trick and are weighted nicely. Recommended.

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            5.0

            No more clicking

            By Chop-Chop

            from Bismarck, Mo.

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Vic Firth VicKick Bass Drum Beater Radial Head:

              Finally got rid of that annoying clicking you get with wood or plastic beaters. A good strong BOOM,BOOM.

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              5.0

              Great Seller

              By DdoubleUM

              from Marysville, Ca

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about Vic Firth VicKick Bass Drum Beater Radial Head:

                Excellent seller as always Fast delivery Always a good choice using Musicians Friend

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent Alternative

                By Flow9:38

                from Pinehurst, NC

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Studio

                Comments about Vic Firth VicKick Bass Drum Beater Radial Head:

                This is an excellent alternative to the stock beater that came with your bass drum pedal. I'm amazed that drummers spend so much time and energy selecting the perfect drum heads and sticks and then just accept whatever beater came on their bass drum pedal. I was turned on to this beater by Daniel Glass when he borrowed my kit for a show. I was surprised how the drum sound changed when he replaced my current beater with the Vic Firth. I was hoping he would forget it was on the set when he left. No such luck. So I ordered one for myself. Very versatile with the flexibility to change surface shapes and works great too with a double pedal. It has served me well in live performances and especially in the studio. Definitely worth serious consideration if you are serious about your bass drum sound.

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                5.0

                Excellent Beater!

                By Five O

                from Honolulu, HI

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Vic Firth VicKick Bass Drum Beater Radial Head:

                  Vic Firth has always set the standard for superior drum sticks. Their new radial felt beater is no exception and sets a new standard for all other beater manufacturers to follow. I am using it on my Trick Pro IV pedal, Ludwig ?questlove Breakbeats 16x14 kick drum w/ Evans EQ pad and Kickport on reso head and wow, it really articulates the perfect punch/thud sound for my deep reggae grooves. VF did their homework on this product and hit a home run! For drumsticks and beaters I always go with a company like VF who established themselves by selling specialty products.

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