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Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks

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Featuring over 17" of length and an extended taper, Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks can really crack! Finished in white, these Vic Firt...Click To Read More About This Product

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Get back to the Roots with these Signature drumsticks from the legendary hip hop artist.

Featuring over 17" of length and an extended taper, Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks can really crack! Finished in white, these Vic Firth sticks feature a black rendition of Vic's anti-slip Vic Grip coating for a distinctive look and feel.

Ahmir Khalib Thompson, known professionally as ?uestlove or Questlove, is an American drummer, DJ, music journalist, and record producer. He is best known as the drummer for the Grammy award winning band The Roots, which is now the in-house band for the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon show.

FEATURES
  • Length: 17"
  • Diameter: 0.520"
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Vic FirthAhmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (17)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Functional (11)
  • Improves sound (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (7)

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST DRUMSTICKS EVER

By Unnamed User-ad03w

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

ok, first of all, the 17 inches in length are what really make them stand out.. they play extremely well for jazz, as well as funk and rock. the vic grip is a nice touch, and a big help to sweaty handed players like myself. i like the extra long taper as well. if musicians friend ever discontinues this stick, i dont know if i will ever find one quite like it. get them.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sticks

By The Sloth Uprising

from Alabama

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Jazz
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

    Great pair of sticks. I play in a jazz band and needed a lighter pair of sticks that weren't too short. These sticks are perfect for it. There was a small defect in the grip but Musicians Friend is sending me a new set free. These a definitely my favorite pair of sticks and I'll use them for a long time.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great sticks

    By Dedrick Parker

    from Jackson, MS

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • The Length Is Awesome

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

        If you're heavy handed, these are NOT for you. If you want a light touch with a little pop......these are a great stick to use, especially if you're playing in a small venue.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Stick

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

        Great Light stick with plenty of length, sounds great clicked together. Very nice sounding on cymbals. Holds up well, despite the .520 Diameter.I would buy more if in Stock.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My Perfect Stick

        By Sabbath99

        from Vincennes, IN

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        Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

        Overall these are my favorite sticks ive ever played or bought. And ive bought ALOT of sticks. I love longer drumsticks so I tried these and Im very very glad I did. The balance and weight of these sticks are truely remarkable. I love the tip as well, its not to big or to small. Wish they had them in nylon tip, then they would be the best stick ever made. I only use these and the Vic Firth Steve Jordan's, which are also amazing sticks but nothing ive played comes close to these drumsticks. Especially if you wear gloves then they are even better, since the vic grip really lets you control the stick. Seriously dont hesitate, buy these drumsticks and you will be forever grateful you did.
        A 17 inch stick with Vic Non Slip Coating and a perfect tip. Awesome
        For having a small .520 diameter these sticks are solid and dont break as easy as you would think.
        They are a little pricey but to me they are well worth it. Especially since I use them on mesh heads on my Roland Drum kit. As long as I dont smack the rims to hard, drumstick last me a very long time. Compared to someone playing on an acoustic kit.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A different kind of stick!

        By Francois

        from Fayette County, PA.

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        Pros

        • Extra Long
        • Great Balance
        • Great grip
        • Light

        Cons

        • Not For Heavy Hitters
        • White Paint Chips Off

        Best Uses

        • Great On Electronic Drums

        Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

        I gave this stick 4 stars because if your a heavy hitter and don't use dynamics, this stick might not last to long for you because of its thin taper. It's great on electronic drums, and the extra length is awesome. I will buy more!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Groovy but without weight

        By Arty

        from Ukraine

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        Pros

        • Bounce
        • Easy To Use
        • Feeling
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Tip

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Funk
          • Jazz
          • Practicing

          Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

          I love the feeling of these sticks. They have very interesting tip, so small acorn. Beautiful cymbal sound and even practice pad sounds better;) I'm in love with my Vic's Abe Laborial Sig sticks and these are their thinner brother, I think. Nice rebound, cool look. This is my first model with Vic Grip and I like the feeling of it. Very strong grip, a little bit sticky. The quality of sticks is hands down, as usually quality of Vic's sticks. I recommend it to everyone for any style of music.

           
          5.0

          Great sticks.

          By George

          from Virginia

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Light weight
          • Long enough

          Cons

          • No nylon tip option

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

          Great drum sticks. They give the player complete tonal control. Very light, which make them perfect for long periods of playing. My only gripes are the no nylon tip option and the rubber grip will slip off after some playing.

           
          5.0

          Exactly what I was looking for

          By Dominic

          from Albuquerque, NM

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Great balance
          • Improved grip
          • Improves reach
          • Perfect length fo drummers with big hands

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All
            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

            These are basically longer 7A sticks with added grip. The balance and weight is simply amazing. I'm a big and tall guy with big hands. Drum sticks are not usually accommodating to that need, especially for funk/jazz players. I would imagine the rubber grip would be very useful for novice drummers who don't have their fulcrum tight yet as well as for the occasional slip we all have from time to time. These also add reach which can allow for technique that minimizes injury and wear on your joints. A big thank you to is in order to Questlove for working with Vic Firth on these. These are my new go to.

             
            5.0

            Already ordered more.

            By Jack

            from Croydon,PA

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

              Love the weight and feel of these sticks.

               
              5.0

              Endurance test..

              By M.Pellicano

              from Zephyrhills, Florida

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

                So, I am at a jam the other night, and a fellow drummer picks up my Questlove's and compliments them. HI said they are great for slower songs and working the ride. He then proceeds to play a rock song with an upbeat tempo. I was watching him, fully expecting the sticks to break! The tips were not even damaged!

                 
                5.0

                intricate stick something different

                By jesse

                from canada bc

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

                  gives some vibration in the hands, little different but very cool sticks. great for more jazz or lighter rock, alternative since they are a bit skinny. very good grip though.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great set of sticks for jazz and bop

                  By Mike S

                  from King City, Oregon

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Extra length, plastic dipped grip
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

                      I play in a community swing band of about 25 people including singers, a really loud trumpet section (c'mon guys!) and amplified guitar, bass and keyboards. Even though a little on the light side, these sticks are capable of cutting through the volume of the other instruments. They are easy to grip and the extra length helps conserve motion while playing. The tips are wood but still provide a bright sound and great cymbal articulation. My daughter bought my first pair as a birthday present and I liked them so much I bought two more. For the type of music I am playing now I will continue to replace these as they wear out. I hope they remain available in the future.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great drum sticks!

                      By Ricky Pérez

                      from Costa Rica

                      About Me Novice

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

                        I bought this item for my kid, he's almost 7 years old. He's so happy and want to drum all day long with these sticks. They fill confortable on hands and i would say, they are kind'a ergonomic jeje! Great quality. I will keep buying this type of drum sticks for sure!

                         
                        4.0

                        Happy with product, not happy with way was packaged/shipped

                        By Jimmy

                        from Fort Mill

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

                            Been using Vic Firth sticks for over 25 years. Never disappoint me. These sticks are crazy long and have a very unique feel. Would not recommend for heavy hitters.

                             
                            5.0

                            Really unique sticks. I'll be buying more.

                            By Danny

                            from Lexington, KY

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts

                              Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

                              These sticks are really unique. They're about an inch longer than standard drum sticks. They're also lighter than your typical 5A or 5Bs. The handle is coated with a light grip. I wouldn't practice with these; you'll get used to how light they are and so going back to standard sticks will feel too heavy. However, I'll be using these for gigs. They make you "feel" faster.

                               
                              4.0

                              Extra length mean exerting the body less.

                              By Merlyn2b

                              from Montana

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Practicing

                                Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

                                The extra length of this stick for me, makes this my stick of choice, usually. You wouldn't think that extra 1/2 inch or 1 inch (depending on the stick you typically use) would make much of a difference in your posture, your resting position, or just improve the overall comfort of your playing, but it sure does that for me. I really wish Vic Firth would offer this stick length for other diameter sticks, or with different tip style options. I'd love a barrel tip for heavier playing, for example. Still, fantastic stick! I've got several pairs in my bag.

                                On the diameter of the stick, I really do wish Vic Firth would offer other sizes. The small diameter of this stick isn't typically an issue for me as I play gospel, jazz, and the occasional heavy rock. That said, heavy hitters will probably chew through this stick pretty quickly. Probably the only con I can think of, and that really just comes down to play style.

                                The tacky dip material for the handle of the stick reminds me a lot of the same dip material that Zildjian Dip sticks use, but it feels a little more...refined. It's provides great grip without feeling foreign to the stick itself.

                                If you play a variety of music, or looking to try something new, give this stick a chance!

                                 
                                4.0

                                Great sticks!

                                By Bill

                                from Thousand oaks, California

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                                Pros

                                • Good Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

                                    I love the length and feel of the sticks. Great balance. However, the black rubberized coating tends to wear down when you do cross sticking on the snare. Once that happens the grip is less useful. Other than that they are great…

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Beautiful great feeling sticks

                                    By Joe kazz

                                    from Arizona

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                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Functional
                                    • Good Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup
                                      • Concerts
                                      • Practicing

                                      Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

                                      These sticks might be great for a matched grip player but using them traditional seems to be a slight problem for me. Could just be me but I have a problem with speed and control due to the extra length. Maybe I just need to spend more time with them. I have been working for about 8 months trying to learn how to play matched. This is how I know they would be a fantastic stick for that. There beautiful sticks and very comfortable. Makes me want to change my grip for good just to play with them. There was not a choice for size when I bought them. Lucky for me that they are my perfect size. Somewhere around a 7a. The black against white just rocks. Like the ROOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      THOMSON SIGNATURE DRUMSTICKS

                                      By PHILLY MEATBALL

                                      from AC NJ

                                      About Me Professional Musician

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                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Concerts

                                        Comments about Vic Firth Ahmir Questlove Thompson Signature Drumsticks:

                                        I HAVE PLAYED WITH THE BEST IN THE WORLD FROM SINATRA TO THE BUDDY RICH BAND, AND THE NY COPA, SO YOU CAN SAY I NO ALL ABOUT THIS, THE FACT IS I WAS THINKING ABOUT A LONGER STICK FOR YEARS LONG BEFORE THIS CAME OUT, AND FOR ME I DO A SHOW ALL ABOUT BUDDY RICH, AND I MUST GET AROUND FAST, AND WITH DETAIL? AND WITH THE NEW STICKS I CAN DO ALL OF THAT, AND FOR JAZZ YOU CAN,T LIVE WITH OUT THEM .. MR DRUMS PHIL AMBROS SINATRA AND FRIENDS AC NJ

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