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Vic Firth American Jazz Hickory Drumsticks   

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Developed for the player who is looking for ultimate rebound on the drum and ride cymbal, the American Jazz line consists of 6 models which feature a...Read More

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Developed for the player who is looking for ultimate rebound on the drum and ride cymbal, the American Jazz line consists of 6 models which feature a long taper in the shaft for that great feel! The neck specifications are sizeable enough to create dark cymbal sounds, and the small teardrop tip keeps everything in focus.

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Vic FirthAmerican Jazz Hickory Drumsticks
 
4.8

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (13)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Functional (10)
  • Improves sound (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

AJ3s are just great!

I have returned to amateur drumming after a brief stint as a boy snare drummer in the 1960s. Back then we used Ludwig sticks, big fat #6B to practice and #2A to perform....Read complete review

I have returned to amateur drumming after a brief stint as a boy snare drummer in the 1960s. Back then we used Ludwig sticks, big fat #6B to practice and #2A to perform. My Vic Firth AJ3 sticks are excellent in every way, and are well matched as they produce exactly the same pitch when striking the drum. 100% quality control. I'm still a fairly lame drummer, but have my moments with Vic Firth!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not as good as the old 8D

the shank has been thinned down (too much) from the old 8D, which had a perfect weight and felt like they 'played themselves'. these are just too light to the tip.

the shank has been thinned down (too much) from the old 8D, which had a perfect weight and felt like they 'played themselves'. these are just too light to the tip.

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5.0

Favorite drum stick.

By B Springa

from Florida

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Tips can be easy to break

Best Uses

  • Chops
  • Concerts
  • Country
  • Fusion
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz
  • Practicing

Comments about Vic Firth American Jazz Hickory Drumsticks:

First stick I've found that has great tone on toms and cymbals (ride). Light weight for great cymbal stick sound but thick enough to get great volume.

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5.0

Great stick for jazz

By buckskinhollow

from Hartford, Wi

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Vic Firth American Jazz Hickory Drumsticks:

    Can't find anything negative about this stick. Great balance, feel, bounce.

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    5.0

    great feel & bance!

    By kevvyB

    from nashville, tn

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    Comments about American Jazz Hickory Drumsticks:

    perfect for ballads/jazz -while playing at moderate volume.
    **also, i believe hickory resists "wear" a little better than my usual fav of maple.

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    5.0

    Jazz light sticks

    By Michael

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about American Jazz Hickory Drumsticks:

    love these sticks. light yet strong enough to articulate without digging in. just what we needed

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    5.0

    perhaps "perfect" drum stick!!

    By kevvyB

    from nashville, tn

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Vic Firth American Jazz Hickory Drumsticks:

    steve maxwell (maxwell drums, chicago) suggested this model yr's ago, & for public performance -where med volume & still jazzy "light" touch desired, there's none better! (cymbal articulation rad!) thx to steve, vic, & mf!

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    5.0

    Sticks.... yep.... it's wood....fast shipping

    By Flyer

    from Golden, CO

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    Comments about Vic Firth American Jazz Hickory Drumsticks:

    Yep.... good ole wood sticks. I like the AJ4's for their light swing weight. Solid hit makes volume snaps.... a snap :)

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    5.0

    great blend of speed and balance point

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    By Jazzdrummer1955

    from Lake City, FL

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    Pros

    • Fast
    • Jazz

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vic Firth American Jazz Hickory Drumsticks:

        A great jazz stick, same diameter as an 8D but with a long taper. On single stroke rolls I can blaze with these. The balance point is perfect for me because of the long taper, whether I'm playing traditional or matched grip. Its a light stick too. Compared to the Zildjian Super 5A, or the Vater Super Jazz, the VF is lightest, and the cymbal sound with the VF on my ride, is like a velvety silver ping with a dark lush subdued wash. Gentle shoulder crashes are perfectly controlled by your force. This stick brings out the best sounds in your kit whether it's toms, crashes, rides, or snares. I hope they never improve it and destroy what they have here. Now sticks are a personal matter, I am a light hitter so chipping the tip may happen sooner for some. I get at least 6 months out of a pair, and I play 1 hour minimum daily, 6 days a week.

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        4.0

        Re-review: take away one star

        By GCH

        from Washington, DC

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

        • Wood Tip Only No Nylon

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vic Firth American Jazz Hickory Drumsticks:

          I'm still using these and like them. The other sticks I use are the Regal Tip Combos and Zildjian 7As. The Combos measure .475" in diameter and are great for jazz. The Z 7A's measure .525" diameter and are the biggest stick I need to use. The Firth 5AJs are a perfect in-between at .490". My only beef with them is that Firth doesn't make them with a nylon tip. Being hickory, the stick plays really well, but the tip splinters quickly on cymbals and for that reason they don't last long. Great sticks, minus one star for not making a nylon tip version. IF ANYONE READING THIS KNOWS OF A HICKORY STICK THAT MEASURES .490" - .510" WITH A NYLON TIP, PLEASE RESPOND AND LET ME KNOW ABOUT IT.

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          4.0

          Jazz sticks

          By Poppa Bob

          from Washington state

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup

            Comments about Vic Firth American Jazz Hickory Drumsticks:

            I wanted a stick with a light weight and small head for playing quietly in jazz combos. These fit the bill quite nicely. I usually prefer plastic tips but for playing small venues as background they work fine. I like their balance.

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            5.0

            Great value and great sound

            By mtonks25

            from St George, UT

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            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Vic Firth American Jazz Hickory Drumsticks:

            I have been playing for 6 years and just recently decided to try the American Jazz drumsticks. They are my favorite pair of drumsticks thus far. I'm yet to find a stick that sounds as good as these all around the drums. It gets a great sound from all of the cymbals especially my ride. These drumsticks last a really long time and are very affordable. I would recommend these sticks to any jazz drummer from novice to professional.

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