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Vic Firth American Custom SD1 General Drumsticks  

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Overview

  • 16-3/8" L, .635" D
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $15.25
  • Your Savings:
    - $7.70
  • Your Price:
    $755

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Conceived and engineered by Vic himself!

Vic Firth American Custom SD1 General Drumsticks have round tips and make a perfect orchestral/concert stick. The American Custom line consists of a variety of models conceived and engineered by Vic Firth. Perfect for the artist who is playing lighter types of music or prefers a beefier stick without a lot of weight.

Features

  • 16-3/8" L, .635" D
 
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Vic FirthAmerican Custom SD1 General Drumsticks
 
4.9

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (3)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

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      5.0

      Beat IT!

      By Senor Mistakes

      from Tauranga, New Zealand or Chicago, IL

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vic Firth American Custom SD1 General Drumsticks:

          i am not a marching drummer. or an orchestral percussionist. i play rock and puck rock. these are the only sticks i will ever use. when i hold them, i feel like harry potter when he first held his wand in ollivanders.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great stick

          By UA7

          from Athens,TX

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Vic Firth American Custom SD1 General Drumsticks:

            Great sticks, Great sound, I've only had one pair break and that was when I was on marching snare

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome Sticks

            By Little Drummer Wolf

            from Spokane, Wa

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Weapons

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Marching Practice
              • Practicing

              Comments about Vic Firth American Custom SD1 General Drumsticks:

              I still use a pair of these that i got in 6th grade because they have never broken. I even used them during our marching seasons for practice.

              They are Weapons of Mass-percussion!

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              (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              drum stick

              By Rockin Roller

              from Roller Music Pro Recording Studio

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              Comments about Vic Firth American Custom SD1 General Drumsticks:

              will buy more stick later.... when skick break but me think will be a while since stick made very strong!
              hit drum .... drum make sound..... good sound..... me like stick.... me like stick to hit drum.....
              wood feel strong make me happy... wood thick feel good in hand make me happy
              price seem high for stick not make me so happy..... wish stick cost less

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Best

              By Zachary Sahadak

              from Virginia

              Comments about Vic Firth American Custom SD1 General Drumsticks:

              These sticks the best option for students. They are highly durable, I had the same pair throughout middle school. I wouldn't exactly recommend for drum set, but works great for snare and is thick enough to be used for cowbell, temple blocks, and other common percussion instruments.

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love 'em!

              By Srgt. Pepper

              from Memphis, Tennessee

              Comments about Vic Firth American Custom SD1 General Drumsticks:

              I am an amatuer drummer and have only drummued for about a year, but I love these sticks. My advice to anyone, buy theses sticks.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              LOVE THESE STICKS!

              By Jarrod Vickers

              from Michigan

              Comments about Vic Firth American Custom SD1 General Drumsticks:

              First started using these back in High School, mainly for snare drum in Concert Band. Since then I've incorporated them into my set playing and these are really my favorite sticks to play with. I can't stand how light sticks break so easily and don't feel like I'm really hitting the drums with anything. With these, they're nice and thick and really hit hard, which is nice when you're playing a lot of metal/heavier beats. If you're playing Jazz or any form of light, pianissimo-esque music on a set then you may as well hit that back button on your internet browser and look for another set of sticks. These are great for dynamic snare, and heavy set playing, though. Love them, love them, love them. Only sticks I ever buy anymore!

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              5.0

              vic firth=AWESOME!!!!!!!

              By drumer5

              from Haleyville, AL

              Comments about Vic Firth American Custom SD1 General Drumsticks:

              These sticks are awesome! They feel great, and sound real good. I got a pair of these from a Pearl concert kit last year in beging band. A couple days ago I broke them and now started looking for good sticks to replace them.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              drum set sticks

              By Caleb VanDonkelaar

              from hartselle, Alabama

              Comments about Vic Firth American Custom SD1 General Drumsticks:

              No matter what somebody tells you these are great drum set sticks, i like the thicker sticks for the power but the light wight of smaller sticks and these sticks are great.

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              5.0

              Unparalleled

              By drzhivago

              from Salem, MA

              Comments about Vic Firth American Custom SD1 General Drumsticks:

              Really, they're essential for concert or orchestral snare work. For that reason, it receives straight fives, as it is still the benchmark drumstick in that area. But as other reviewers have noted, they make an excellent drumset stick for playing louder music. They weigh about the same as a 5B, but they are much thicker, giving a huge sound. Maple is weaker than hickory, but the extra thickness compensates for this and the sticks are actually quite durable. They tend to wear away slowly, rather than split down the middle (although I have had some snap at the shoulder).I wouldn't recommend these for jazz playing, as they make the ride sound a little damp; but if you like maple sticks, go for the SD4 for a crisp sound.

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