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Vic Firth Dual Tone Drum Sticks  5A 

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5A wood tip with a durable synthetic felt mallet head attached to the butt end. ...Read More

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Versatile stick/mallet combination.

5A wood tip with a durable synthetic felt mallet head attached to the butt end.

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Vic FirthDual Tone Drum Sticks
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Good quality (3)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

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5.0

Excellent Choice

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from North Carolina

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Concerts

Comments about Vic Firth Dual Tone Drum Sticks:

Excellent choice for those situations when you need to alternate between mallets and sticks. Works fine for cymbal rolls and even timpani passages (in a pinch). The 5A stick size works better on drum set than the larger concert versions. A pair of these will always be in my stick bag. Very versatile.

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5.0

Close to the perfect stick

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from Kinston, NC

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Pros

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

Cons

  • No Nylon Tips Available

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Vic Firth Dual Tone Drum Sticks:

I love almost everything about these sticks.

The stick itself is very durable and the shape is just right. They are finished very well, and hold up as well as, or better than, any wooden stick.

The addition of the mallet end makes it very versatile and gives it a different, but very good, feel. The ability to flip them around for a cymbal roll on the fly is awesome for the styles of music I play. The mallet adds a very slight weight to the butt of the stick, which allows you to grip the stick futher back. This effectively makes the stick longer (more length from your hand to the tip) while keeping the same balance and basic feel. The mallet also gives a very reassuring stop to eliminate the stick slipping from your hands. In this way, it's similar to the butt of one of those Hornet sticks, but with Vic firth quality.

I have used a heavier version of this kind of stick, and found that the weight and length fatigued my forearms faster in long sessions. BUT, the stick on this model is comparable to a 5A, and acheives a better balance with the mallet, which makes it feel light and nimble. I would, however, caution heavy hitters when buying these. The sticks are very durable, as one would expect from Vic Firth, but heavy hitters will eventually break any stick, and these are more expensive to replace.

My only real complaint is that I haven't seen these with nylon tips; I just love the clarity of nylon on cymbals.

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5.0

Good Purchase

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from Gloucester,Va.

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Pros

  • 2 Sticks In One
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Any Style Of Music

Comments about Vic Firth Dual Tone Drum Sticks:

I was shopping for malletts. When I saw these I knew that I could use them for many styles of music. Thicker sticks make them easier to use. Good for drum rolls.

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