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Vic Firth Steve Gadd Signature Drumsticks Nylon 

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Barrel tip for a great recording sound. 16-1/4" long. .550" diameter. ...Read More

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      Barrel tip for a great recording sound. 16-1/4" long. .550" diameter.


      If they're good enough for Steve Gadd . . .

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      Vic FirthSteve Gadd Signature Drumsticks
       
      4.7

      (based on 52 reviews)

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      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (6)
      • Improves sound (5)
      • Functional (4)

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          Moderately good pair of sticks

          These are a great pair of sticks, good bounce, nice light weight. I have noticed some small problems with them though. I didn't see any one who has mentioned it but either the...Read complete review

          These are a great pair of sticks, good bounce, nice light weight. I have noticed some small problems with them though. I didn't see any one who has mentioned it but either the black paint or the gloss on the sticks make them somewhat slippery, so if you play alot of rock or get sweaty hands it will slip around alot. Yes, the paint chips and doesn't look great but that's not a big deal at all.

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          Descent Sticks

          These are fairly great sticks, and they are probably one of the fastest pair of sticks you'll use. The only flaw is that they break really easy.I only had my pair for like 3...Read complete review

          These are fairly great sticks, and they are probably one of the fastest pair of sticks you'll use. The only flaw is that they break really easy.I only had my pair for like 3 weeks and then they busted.

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          5.0

          My favorite sticks for drum set.

          By vee_dog

          from GA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vic Firth Steve Gadd Signature Drumsticks:

              I never break sticks but wear out the shoulders through cymbal use. This stick lasts much longer and maintains it's integrity better than any other sticks I've ever played. Plus, Steve Gadd is one of my drum heroes.

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              5.0

              Very nice sticks!

              By Sir Oaf

              from Lake Oswego, OR

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound
              • Well Balanced

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vic Firth Steve Gadd Signature Drumsticks:

                  These are great sticks! I usually play 7A's and these are just a little bigger. They have a larger tip which adds punch to the toms, and louder pings on the ride. Just might be my stick of choise right now.

                  I would like to see them in a natural finish because as time goes on, they kinda look weird with the pant chipping off.

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                  5.0

                  Steve Gadd military justice

                  By Drum Man

                  from Brook Park, Ohio

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Great Sticks
                  • Perfect Weight Balance

                  Cons

                  • No complaints

                  Best Uses

                  • All Use

                  Comments about Vic Firth Steve Gadd Signature Drumsticks:

                  These sticks are great. I love the weight and balance. The heads are small and seem to create their own bounce. The black paint wears rather quickly but no breakage as yet. I really like most of the VF products but really enjoy these.

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                  4.0

                  Best drumstick. but a short lifespan

                  By Drew

                  from SC

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                        Comments about Vic Firth Steve Gadd Signature Drumsticks:

                        The barrel heads on these things are the reason I love them and the reason I hate them.

                        They give a really unique sounding hit that I can't get out of any other stick but the heads chip SO FAST!

                        I recommend using nylons for practice (though they sound awful) and saving your wooden tips for gigs, or you may go broke.

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                        4.0

                        These are Great Performance Sticks!

                        By JJdrummer

                        from Falls Church, VA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Fast
                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                        • Break At High Volume

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Low-mid Volume
                        • Low Volume
                        • Recording

                        Comments about Vic Firth Steve Gadd Signature Drumsticks:

                        These sticks are My choice of sticks, and while I am willing to use most any sticks for practice, I can't go on stage without a pair of these.
                        Their Sound is so great, so you get the best crisp sound of the cymbals. They do break after about 20 hours.
                        These Sticks are my concert sticks. whenever I have a paid concert I get a new pair of these sticks, because They are truly great and beautiful.

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                        4.0

                        Moderately good pair of sticks

                        By Stone17

                        from RVA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality
                        • Great Bounce
                        • Great Light Weight
                        • Great Sound
                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                        • Chipping Paint
                        • Difficult To Use
                        • Slippery Gloss

                        Best Uses

                        • Jazz Or Lighter Drumming

                        Comments about Vic Firth Steve Gadd Signature Drumsticks:

                        These are a great pair of sticks, good bounce, nice light weight. I have noticed some small problems with them though. I didn't see any one who has mentioned it but either the black paint or the gloss on the sticks make them somewhat slippery, so if you play alot of rock or get sweaty hands it will slip around alot. Yes, the paint chips and doesn't look great but that's not a big deal at all.

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                        5.0

                        well-balanced and consistent

                        By AndyM!AndyM!

                        from Greensboro, NC

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound
                        • Very Consistent Quality
                        • Well-balanced

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vic Firth Steve Gadd Signature Drumsticks:

                            These sticks are the best-balanced, most consistent quality sticks I've ever used. On my 4th pair now. Love them for rock, blues, even ballads where possible. Very solid click when it's time for that. Never concerned which one is in which hand, and they wear well (except when the other guy plays...). Would recommend to novice or pro, for anything louder than your living room.

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                            4.0

                            Great stick!

                            Comments about Vic Firth Steve Gadd Signature Drumsticks:

                            As with all sticks these days,the better the price, the better the value. Most products are right in there.
                            I have been using the Gadd sticks for years. The tip design is my favorite for cymbal sound. The diameter of the stick and the overall weight is great for me; generally speaking.

                            One thing that bothers me is Firth's seemingly inability to get the overall weight of the Gadd stick to be more consistant. It's all over the map and is a bit irritating especially when they are TOO HEAVY!!
                            I wrote them about it but received no response. Oh well......

                            Another stick I have grown fond of is the ProMark Todd Suchermann model. Made of maple, it is meaty but lighter and plays beautifully.

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                            4.0

                            OK

                            By Gabe

                            from KC Mo. ( International House of Prayer )

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                            Comments about Vic Firth Steve Gadd Signature Drumsticks:

                            I would not recomend for rock but a very small fun pair of sticks to play with........
                            Very Light and movable sticks
                            They Are Pretty Durable For their Size
                            Very Good

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                            4.0

                            Used To Be Great

                            By Mark Fairchild

                            from Madison, WI

                            Comments about Vic Firth Steve Gadd Signature Drumsticks:

                            Overall, the sticks are amazing to play with - just beware that they might not hold up as well as they used to if you a repeat buyer.
                            I've been playing with the Steve Gadd Signature sticks for nearly five years as a professional touring musician. I play light-medium rock, funk, jazz, and blues and the sticks have always held up great. Sure the paint would chip and you'd get the occasional internal crack that you could really feel when play fast grooves, but overall they would hold up for quite some time.

                            Recently, however; the quality has dropped significantly. I can tell in the color of the word from one broken pair to another that they are being made more cheaply. With little to no abuse, the sticks are splittle apart with the grain and unfortunatley, I'm in the search for a new stick. Hopefully not a new stick company.

                            I've written a letter to Vic Firth with my concerns, but I have a feeling my complaint might fall on deaf ears.

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