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Product 460490

Vic Firth American Classic Hickory Drumsticks Wood 5A

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The American Classic line combines tradition and Vic Firth style. With bold designs for fuller sound and deeply back-cut tips for intensified cymbal ...Read More

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  • Nylon 3A

    $11.03 Top Rated

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  • Nylon 5A

    $8.99 Top Rated

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  • Nylon Rock

    $8.99 Top Rated

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  • Classic Metal Wood

    $8.49 Top Rated

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  • Wood 3A

    $8.49 Top Rated

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  • Wood 7A

    $8.49 Top Rated

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  • Wood Rock

    $8.49 Top Rated

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  • Wood 1A

    $8.49 Top Rated

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  • Nylon 8D

    $7.99 Price Drop

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  • Classic Metal Nylon

    $7.99 Top Rated

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  • Nylon 2B

    $7.95 Price Drop

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  • Nylon 5B

    $7.95 Top Rated

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  • Wood 8D

    $7.69 Top Rated

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  • Wood 55A

    $7.69 Top Rated

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  • Wood 85A

    $7.69 Top Rated

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  • Wood 2B

    $7.65 Top Rated

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  • Nylon 7A

    $7.64 Top Rated

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  • Wood 5A

    $6.99 Top Rated

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  • Wood 5B

    $6.99 Price Drop

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    $15.25 - $15.75
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    up to - $8.76
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Durable, great-sounding pair.

The American Classic line combines tradition and Vic Firth style. With bold designs for fuller sound and deeply back-cut tips for intensified cymbal response, the American Classics are turned from select hickory, further enhancing their durability and sound.


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Vic FirthAmerican Classic Hickory Drumsticks
 
4.8

(based on 139 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (124)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (30)
  • Functional (16)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Improves sound (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (14)
    • Concerts (11)
    • Back-up (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (16), Professional musician (11), Novice (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Sticks

    I like the Vic Firth 1As a lot.
    Before these, I was using the Vater 1As, which are generally awesome sticks. After too many curvy Vater "bananas" though, I...Read complete review

    I like the Vic Firth 1As a lot.
    Before these, I was using the Vater 1As, which are generally awesome sticks. After too many curvy Vater "bananas" though, I needed something else with an extra long length and medium-ish heft. The Vic Firths are a good substitute. The relatively bulbous taper wears very well, the tips don't chip as much, and they're consistantly straight. I use them for everything. :)

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Defective rough sticks

    Received two pairs of 5A's which I've used for years. This was the first time I ordered them from MF though. Normally, Vic Firth sticks are great. Both pairs were defectively made....Read complete review

    Received two pairs of 5A's which I've used for years. This was the first time I ordered them from MF though. Normally, Vic Firth sticks are great. Both pairs were defectively made. The taper had splintering areas, as did much of the tip. Very rough and poorly made, snagged on material and I wished I could return these. It looks like they didn't even have any lacquer on the taper of tip. Really disappointed.

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    1.0

    Don't buy if you hit hard

    By Drummer

    from Home

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • None

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Firewood

      Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Hickory Drumsticks:

      These sticks broke in less than a week. (5bn) I hit hard, but they should last longer than that. Do yourself a favor and buy Promark japanese white oak. They last 10x longer than these.

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      5.0

      i would buy this product again

      By Ken

      from Kansas city

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Hickory Drumsticks:

        I got what I ordered fast and it was correct.

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        5.0

        Great styx

        By Jammin JJ

        from Yakima Wa

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Hickory Drumsticks:

          Came fast and fit thru mail slot. 2 pair
          Will order nylon tip next

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          5.0

          great sticks

          By ctrydrmmr

          from oregon

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

          • No Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anytime

          Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Hickory Drumsticks:

          best stick on the market period

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          5.0

          Great Sticks for Rock

          By benneth01

          from Tallahassee, FL

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Hickory Drumsticks:

            Solid, comfortable, and easy to work sticks; highly recommended for all levels and environments.

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            5.0

            Quality sticks!

            By Payola

            from Memphis

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            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Hickory Drumsticks:

                These are quality sticks. I've had them a about a week or so I can't comment on durability. I can say they are nicely balanced, are well matched and have a great feel.

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                2.0

                Defective rough sticks

                By JrSampleBR549

                from Lake City, FL

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                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Functional

                Cons

                • Poor Quality

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Hickory Drumsticks:

                Received two pairs of 5A's which I've used for years. This was the first time I ordered them from MF though. Normally, Vic Firth sticks are great. Both pairs were defectively made. The taper had splintering areas, as did much of the tip. Very rough and poorly made, snagged on material and I wished I could return these. It looks like they didn't even have any lacquer on the taper of tip. Really disappointed.

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                4.0

                Pretty good drumsticks

                By Pyromaniac777

                from Teton, ID

                About Me Novice

                Ask me a question

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Weak Wood Tips

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Hickory Drumsticks:

                These sticks are amazing sticks for the price. They make my drums and cymbals sound really good. They are also pretty durable. The only down-side though is the wood tips. They tend to chip very easy. I just got a pair of 5As about 3 weeks ago. i haven't even used them very much, but today when I was playing, a big chunk came off of the tip. The same thing happened to my last pair. So I would advice you to get the nylon tipped ones, especially if you do lots of rock and metal. Overall, though, they are great sticks. Very cheap and good quality.

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                5.0

                These are just dandy!

                By Bill

                from Roseburg, OR

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adds A Bit Of Punch
                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Hickory Drumsticks:

                    In short, these work. 5B is the right one for me most of the time, but I use other sizes, most often lighter, sometimes. There is one point where these fell short in a minor way. The label is evidently put on by machine, so care is not taken to the label placement with respect to the grain of the wood. You probably want to put a permanent mark on top of the grain for your own use. Nevertheless, Vic Firth makes a quality stick. Why have you not bought yours yet? It does not cost much to try out different sticks, just be sure this is one you try. I think it will become your standard.
                    --Bill

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                    5.0

                    Classic Metal Wood Sticks!

                    By Bojangles

                    from Long Island, NY

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Balanced
                    • Durable
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound
                    • Long

                    Cons

                    • Chips Easily
                    • Short Lifespan

                    Best Uses

                    • Death Metal
                    • Djent
                    • Metal
                    • Rock

                    Comments about Vic Firth American Classic Hickory Drumsticks:

                    This stick is fantastic, though I must warn you do not buy the metal stick with the nylon tip. I ordered a 3 pack of those and they broke within 2 hits, even though Musicians Friend sent me new pairs. 2 out of the 3 new ones were just like the previous and broke. The wood tip is amazing though. I get awesome stick definition on my mega bell ride, and the stick is heavy enough to crash on a 20" ride perfectly. If you are considering this stick for any genre get it, though I have only tested it for style such as Djent, Metalcore, and Death Metal.

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