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Vic Firth Live Wires Brushes   

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Retractable wire brushes that feature a small round bead on the tip of each wire for an added sharp snap on cymbals and drums....Read More

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      Great for those times you need a little more pop from your brushes.

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      Retractable wire brushes that feature a small round bead on the tip of each wire for an added sharp snap on cymbals and drums.


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      Vic FirthLive Wires Brushes
       
      4.4

      (based on 8 reviews)

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      • 4 Stars

         

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      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (4)
      • Good quality (4)
      • Functional (3)
      • Improves sound (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts (4)

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      5.0

      I would buy and highly recommend this pro

      By Fenderman

      from Danville Alabama

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Vic Firth Live Wires Brushes:

        Everything you would expect from a Firth product. Great item

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        5.0

        Vic Firth - Master of Innovation

        By BigG57

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Suprior Attack On Cymbal

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Big Band
          • Concerts

          Comments about Vic Firth Live Wires Brushes:

          Vic Firth continues to provide quality innovations for today's drummer. The Live Wires are a great tool for increased volume and especially effective in a more pronounced cymbal attack when playing in a larger ensemble. My live wires have served me well, especially in live , outdoors performances. The really cut through!

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          4.0

          pretty good

          By dylan

          from oakland, ca

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Cymbals
          • Good Volume

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vic Firth Live Wires Brushes:

              these are good for live work, particularly if you're in a louder band looking for different textures. If you're doing more traditional jazz, you probably won't like the stirring sound. Also, while I really like the volume you can get on cymbals compared to regular brushes, I think the little beads produce a lot of extra ringing overtones on my snare, so I may end up using a regular brush in my left hand. I've only had them for a week or so; I can't make any comments on their durability.

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              5.0

              Great Brushes

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              By Church Player

              from Cape Cod MA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about Vic Firth Live Wires Brushes:

                These are great Brushes, just absolutely amazing for the quiet player. They are slightly louder than normal brushes when executing sweeping motions but isn't a big deal.

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                5.0

                Another great idea from Vic and the gang

                By SakDaddy

                from Cornfields of Ohio

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Vic Firth Live Wires Brushes:

                  I've been very pleased with my LW brushes. A good full smooth scrape, slap is great, and has more volume than regular brushes. Strands are more rigid for double stroke and stronger tom volume. I've Used Regal Tip brushes for years and various rutes. They are all very good tools, but for that "between and brush and a Rake," get the Live Wires.
                  Ordered on Wednesday and here on Sat..and we are in the cornfields. ALWAYS swift delivery with good packaging

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                  4.0

                  Live Wires

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                  By Ben M.

                  from Arizona

                  Comments about Vic Firth Live Wires Brushes:

                  At first glace, these brushes look great, and they are. I like the idea of the new sound texture for brushes and are indeed louder. Ive used them for my jazz band and other bands and they work like a charm.
                  However...
                  Because the little balls on the end make it louder, they can scratch and make this soft screaching sound. It can really ruin the sound of the song if heard (only the drummer whos playing can really hear it). This little screach is made because of the balls scratching against the head in a weird way. They also have a large triangle "diameter" so playing on a small snare can be hard.
                  Overall, they work great on cymbals and I mean really great. They have a really cool and distinct sound.

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                  2.0

                  Alright. .

                  By Anonymous

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Vic Firth Live Wires Brushes:

                  Not worth the money the balls on the end of the wire fell off in 1 use and the wires started coming out. Only buy if your doing really light jazz or they wont last.

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                  5.0

                  Cool!

                  By Slow-hands

                  from Michigan

                  Comments about Vic Firth Live Wires Brushes:

                  I love these! For that in between, not quite a ballad, not quite Latin, funk, etc., these are outstanding! Added bonus: double strokes are easy to play, even for me, ol' slow-hands!

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