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Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks  Wood X5B

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For the 5A player who wants more power and reach. 16-1/2" length, .580" diameter....Read More

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  • Wood X5B

    $7.55 Top Rated

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    $7.14 Top Rated

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    $7.00 Price Drop

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      Vic FirthAmerican Classic Extreme Drumsticks
       
      4.8

      (based on 41 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (35)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      89%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (17)
      • Functional (14)
      • Easy to use (13)
      • Improves sound (9)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts (8)
      • Practicing (6)
      • Back-up (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional musician (8), Experienced (6), Novice (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      great product, great help from saleperso

      I bought these sticks for my son as a Christmas gift, he's a drummer by profession. He told me that he would be ordering these again because he was very pleased. The thing...Read complete review

      I bought these sticks for my son as a Christmas gift, he's a drummer by profession. He told me that he would be ordering these again because he was very pleased. The thing that impressed me the most was the help I received when ordering. The ones I originally wanted were backordered- so the salesgirl put me on hold to locate another salesperson who is a drummer,he recommended a different pair that turned out to be perfect. So, not only would my son recommend these particular sticks, I am so pleased with the help I received while ordering! Thank you MF

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Lasted Me A Day!!!!

      These sticks aren't very durable. I had them for a day and I went through a pair already. I don't know if it's me or the sticks but if your thinking about buying these...Read complete review

      These sticks aren't very durable. I had them for a day and I went through a pair already. I don't know if it's me or the sticks but if your thinking about buying these sticks don't. I hit my cymbals alot and they snap right in half.

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      5.0

      Great when you need a little reach

      By "Sticks" Itenya

      from depends on when you ask really

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performance

        Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

        I play a large kit...14 cymbals, and the extra reach these sticks provide is handy in my case.
        Wonderfully finished...smooth but not slippery, well balanced and consistent with both sticks, strong straight grained, but be mindful that although the increased length makes reaching for distant cymbals a breeze, it also means a higher contact point on the snare head unless you compensate in some way...choke up, sit further back, etc.
        These did what I needed them to do, and so for my needs they're excellent.

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        4.0

        I would buy this again

        By R

        from Springfield, Il

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not as high quality as it used to be

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

          I use these sticks all the time. For the most part they are durable and do what they are supposed to. Lately I've come across several sticks that break easily and are much lighter than what I'm used to. Probably the difference in the density of the tree used. They are matched together when you buy them. The problem is when you break a stick and have to mix up the matched set. Some sticks are much heavier or lighter than another.

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          1.0

          Confuse the sizes all of them

          By Antonio Paz

          from Mexico, Coah

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

              MT is LT

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              5.0

              Great pair of sticks

              By masonw

              from Dixon, MO

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

                Good pair of sticks. Provides the extra reach without compromising weight. Enhances control better than a 16" length.

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                5.0

                My brand- Don't want another!

                By Nino

                from New York

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts

                  Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

                  This is what I buy and Arianna at Musicians Friend hooks me up with the best pricing.

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                  5.0

                  Sweet

                  By Jay

                  from CT

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

                      I love them, I used to use 5a and switched to X5A, they are a big longer but they feel just right. My choice of stick forever.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent quality drumsticks

                      By Timberhill

                      from Utah

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Extended Reach
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Great Balance
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

                          VF X5B's are my exclusive stick of choice. For my style of play, they provide unmatched balance, reach and durability.

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                          4.0

                          Not the same logo as advertised.

                          By Jpacjr77

                          from Davenport,FL

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Quality
                          • Perfect Size

                          Cons

                          • Logo

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts

                          Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

                          The reason i bought these sticks was because of the original vicfirth logo as displayed in the picture. I prefer that logo spell because i like to distinguish my sticks when i share a kit with other drummers.

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                          5.0

                          Great feel!

                          By jdw5000

                          from San Antonio, Texas

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

                            Been using the X5A's for nearly a year and I will continue to favor them in live and studio situations. What I like most is the feel, the added length and weight just feels right in your hand. Double stroke rolls seem to take less effort, I get more attack and rebound out of each stroke. I grade the durability of these sticks the same as regular 5A's, your experience may be different because they do give you more powerful strokes. Give them a try if your looking for a different feel around the kit and don't want to change the diameter of your 5A or 5B stick.

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                            5.0

                            good sticks

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                            By imafastone

                            from lake geneva wi

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Extreme Drumsticks:

                              good quality sticks

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