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Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak  5B

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Featuring a more rigid response than hickory, the dense Japanese white oak construction of Vic Firth's Shogun 5A sticks provides added weight and pow...Read More

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Featuring a more rigid response than hickory, the dense Japanese white oak construction of Vic Firth's Shogun 5A sticks provides added weight and power for a full drum sound and strong rhythmic projection. The hardness of the wood tip in oak creates a brighter cymbal sound and provides excellent definition during intricate ride patterns. This unique wood also produces an incredible cross-stick tone that really cuts through.

The 5A stick size is ideal for versatile percussionists with styles ranging from orchestral to light rock. The 5B stick size is ideal for percussionists seeking mid to high volumes - namely in marching band or rock applications.

The SHÅŒGUN® series by Vic Firth features Japanese oak for powerful cut and stout durability.

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  • 5A specs:
  • Length - 16"
  • Diameter - .565"
  • 5B specs:
  • Length - 16"

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Vic FirthShogun Japanese White Oak
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (7)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (4)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Back-up (4)
  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
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5.0

Exelent Stick for non-traditional Material

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from Somerset, KY

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

    The Shoguns are great sticks for a different material (instead of hickory). I keep a pair in my stick bag and they have quickly turned into my primary set of sticks for drum kit/set and many of my associates have made it a trend. I think they have a great 5B punch on drums and a 5A sound on cymbals, which is something I like. For any drummer who is looking for a nice, durable set of sticks for the long haul, these are a great recommendation!

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    5.0

    lighter

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    from Mexico. Coah.

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

      lighter than promark, same quality, and durability.

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      5.0

      Best for Cross Stick Sound

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      from Raleigh, NC

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      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound
      • Oak Instead Of Hickory

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sambas

        Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

        Most sticks are made of Hickory. This is only Oak Stick I have and use when song requires a lot of cross sticking, i.e. Sambas

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        3.0

        Great feel and response...

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        from Oneonta NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Great Feel
        • Great weight

        Cons

        • Durability

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

          The sticks felt great, nice balance, weight, and response. However one stick from the pair broke in under 2 hours of practice (not playing even close to full power). I have been using Vic Firth 5AN hickory sticks for several years and I do chew through them fairly fast, but I usually get several weeks of practice or a two shows. So I was dissapointed when these did not last one day. I wouldn't count these sticks out because of this one experience, but I can say that I will be switching to Promark shira kashi oak for my primary sticks.

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          5.0

          a little better than promark

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          from Mexico. Coah.

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Drums
            • Practicing

            Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

            little more durable than promark. but expensive too

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            5.0

            Love!!!!

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            from Des Moines, IA

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anywhere

              Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

              I love Vic Firth! Been using them ever since I started band back in middle school. But prior to the Shögun series, I had to use Pro Marks japanese white oak sticks, which were also really nice, but never gave me a Vic feel. So as soon as these came out after NAMM, I rushed to get a pair of 5a and 5b and I'm really impressed! Super smooth finish! Almost feels like a Vic Firth Titan stick. Really durable as well: Don't worry about beating the heck out of your drums and riding your crash cymbals cause these sticks can take it! Love love love them! Vic doesn't disappoint!

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              5.0

              Solid Pieces Of Wood

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              from Glen Cove, New York

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              Pros

              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Good For Most Music

                Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

                Solid well matched sticks - oak is a little heavier in the hands than hickory but
                these sticks will last a long time.

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                4.0

                good drumsticks

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                from Mexico. Coah.

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

                  good quality

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                  5.0

                  My New Stick

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                  from Central MA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Bright Cymbal Sounds
                  • Good Quality
                  • Great Tip
                  • Solid
                  • Well Made

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Drumming

                    Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

                    I've used hickory sticks for years; most recently the Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature Sticks. After chewing through and breaking a few pairs recently I started to look for something else. I went to the local music shop looking for oak and tried every pair in the store. The SHOGUN 5B's were my favorite.

                    I've been playing them for a while now with no flaking or splitting like I used to get on the hickory's.

                    They play great on the pad also!

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