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Vic Firth SD4 American Custom Combo Drumsticks Wood

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Barrel tip. Light and fast for jazz quartet or chamber music. L=15 7/8", Dia.=.545"....Click To Read More About This Product

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Barrel tip. Light and fast for jazz quartet or chamber music. L=15 7/8", Dia.=.545".


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Vic FirthSD4 American Custom Combo Drumsticks
 
4.8

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Functional (4)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Maple Stick

I like Vic Firth sticks and mallets and I especially like maple sticks. Essentially I use AH7A, SD4 Combo and SD 1 General sticks. Depends on the gig. I mostly alternate between AH7A...Read complete review

I like Vic Firth sticks and mallets and I especially like maple sticks. Essentially I use AH7A, SD4 Combo and SD 1 General sticks. Depends on the gig. I mostly alternate between AH7A and SD4 Combo for drum set and will use SD 1 for concert work. The maple allows me to have some diameter while retaining lightness which I find important for touch, feel and controlling dynamics. The barrel tip on the SD4 Combo works well for jazz and especially pop or contemporary music. I frequently work with another professional percussionist who decided to use the SD4 Combo for everything. A while back I bought and tried about every stick from all the major stick manufacturers. The Vic Firth SD4 Combo works very well for me.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good stick just wish it lasted longer

I love the weight and feel of these sticks but broke two within an hour of using them and at these prices this is unacceptable! I wish the finish was a bit stickier as...Read complete review

I love the weight and feel of these sticks but broke two within an hour of using them and at these prices this is unacceptable! I wish the finish was a bit stickier as they slip out of my hands easy! If they made these out of hickory with a glossy sticky finish they would be perfect sticks for me . So for now i will stick with my regal tip!

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5.0

Drum sticks

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Vic Firth SD4 American Custom Combo Drumsticks:

These sticks are great for jazz/swing or light rock. I have used them for 2 years now. I have never had a stick break during light playing situations, but for harder edge music such as rock or blues I do not recommend them (They will break!). They are extremely light and will not provide the volume needed for distorted guitars or stand up to the abuse that louder music requires unless you have excellent aim (don't crack the snare on the rim).

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

vic firth sd4

By RocketDrummer

from wisconsin

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Comments about Vic Firth SD4 American Custom Combo Drumsticks:

the vic firth sd4 drumsticks are great. i have used them on the drumset and they sound good on cymbals and do not chip or get big slashes when you hit cymbals. when playing just on a snare such as in a concert band they produce a good sound and have a good balance that lets you play fast

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for electronic drums!

By Genodrums67

from Elk Grove, CA

Comments about Vic Firth SD4 American Custom Combo Drumsticks:

While I have used these sticks in many different musical situations, I have been using SD4's, for years now, on electronic drums. They have the perfect weight, feel, and there is no need to beat up your e-drums with anything bigger.

 
3.0

Good stick just wish it lasted longer

By sourcefor

from Florida

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional

Cons

  • Finish
  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Practicing

Comments about Vic Firth SD4 American Custom Combo Drumsticks:

I love the weight and feel of these sticks but broke two within an hour of using them and at these prices this is unacceptable! I wish the finish was a bit stickier as they slip out of my hands easy! If they made these out of hickory with a glossy sticky finish they would be perfect sticks for me . So for now i will stick with my regal tip!

 
5.0

Have used no other stick for more than a quarter of century

By Shtecky

from Dayton

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts

    Comments about Vic Firth SD4 American Custom Combo Drumsticks:

    Perfect length, balance and a pair can last me years until the head becomes pitted. And yes I'm old enough to have shopped in the NYC drum shop with everyone and rolling sticks

     
    5.0

    I have bought this stick many times

    By Dr6

    from NWA

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Vic Firth SD4 American Custom Combo Drumsticks:

      I have been using this stick for many years. I use it for many styles of drum set music. It would probably not be suitable for metal music.

       
      5.0

      Great sticks

      By Dandycorns

      from Iowa

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Vic Firth SD4 American Custom Combo Drumsticks:

        I prefer maple sticks. They are lighter. These are a great go to stick for all applications. I tend to cut 3/4 inch off mine but most people will like the length.

         
        5.0

        Excellent Maple Stick

        By Flow9:38

        from Pinehurst, NC

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Vic Firth SD4 American Custom Combo Drumsticks:

          I like Vic Firth sticks and mallets and I especially like maple sticks. Essentially I use AH7A, SD4 Combo and SD 1 General sticks. Depends on the gig. I mostly alternate between AH7A and SD4 Combo for drum set and will use SD 1 for concert work. The maple allows me to have some diameter while retaining lightness which I find important for touch, feel and controlling dynamics. The barrel tip on the SD4 Combo works well for jazz and especially pop or contemporary music. I frequently work with another professional percussionist who decided to use the SD4 Combo for everything. A while back I bought and tried about every stick from all the major stick manufacturers. The Vic Firth SD4 Combo works very well for me.

           
          5.0

          Awesome Sticks for Price

          By Alystr

          from Canada

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Vic Firth SD4 American Custom Combo Drumsticks:

            Great Sticks and Great Price

             
            4.0

            A good value.

            By NONE

            from Sodus Township, Mich.

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • A good value.
            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Good all around.
              • Practicing

              Comments about Vic Firth SD4 American Custom Combo Drumsticks:

              I got these sticks for my son & he says he has used many different brands & these are the most consistant and fit him the best.

               
              5.0

              Superior Drum Stick

              By MG

              from NY

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Vic Firth SD4 American Custom Combo Drumsticks:

              In the old days at Frank Ippolito's Professional Drum Center in NYC (Papa Jo Jones: Billie Holiday & Count Basie's drummer would greet you at the door with Frank... also the teachers at the time were Elvin Jones, Norman Grossman, Jim Chapin, & Horace Arnold), you requested a drum stick, and then you rolled it on Frank's counter top to see if the stick was defective (warped and not a good sound). You had to go through quite a number of sticks to find the good ones, and now with Vic Firth's SD4, you always get a perfectly rounded and good sounding pair.

               
              5.0

              Stick of choice

              By Bury the wonder derp

              from Georgia

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Good Weight And Balance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Any Style
                • Hip Hop
                • Latin
                • Rock
                • Swing

                Comments about Vic Firth SD4 American Custom Combo Drumsticks:

                I have used these sticks since, well ... since I started buying my own sticks. No other stick can do it for me. This is my go-to model for sticks.

                 
                5.0

                Good stick

                By Steve

                from So.Cal.

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Functional
                • Love The Sd4's

                Cons

                • Never Had Problems

                Best Uses

                • I'm My Aggressive Stuff

                Comments about Vic Firth SD4 American Custom Combo Drumsticks:

                The SD4's are a good stick, it's Versatel ! Like me! You got to be ready.

                 
                5.0

                best sticks ever!

                By drummer geek

                from united states

                Comments about Vic Firth SD4 American Custom Combo Drumsticks:

                These sticks are the best ive ever seen! they are nice and strong but extreamly light and fast. if your going to buy a pair of drum sticks, this is the best choice.

                 
                5.0

                better than ANYTHING

                By schmittyplaygood77

                from NH

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                Comments about Vic Firth SD4 American Custom Combo Drumsticks:

                no frill. just a perfectly crafted amazing jazz/blues stick. excellent, very very nice to play with nice and light,yet thick enough to PACK THAT PUNCH

                 
                5.0

                A really good value

                By Paul of the Paul Ingram Quartet

                from Imperial Beach, CA

                Comments about Vic Firth SD4 American Custom Combo Drumsticks:

                I've used many different style sticks over the last 45 plus yrs of playing but these have a great feel, consistantly good balance and weight and just the length I want when reaching. The tips do wear out, but all wood tips eventually do, so not an issue for me. I don't use them for playing harder with blues or rock but for everything else I do, they're perfect.

                 
                5.0

                BEST STICKS EVER!

                By Walkerdrums83

                from Undisclosed

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                Comments about Vic Firth SD4 American Custom Combo Drumsticks:

                These are the only sticks I have and the only sticks I will ever buy. They are so light but so strong! I have had the same pair of sticks for 2 years and they are still intact. I highly recommend these sticks for your drumming needs!

                 
                5.0

                Light But Solid

                By Psalm 9110

                from San Antonio, Tx

                Comments about Vic Firth SD4 American Custom Combo Drumsticks:

                I got a pair from my brother and I was impressed with the speed at which I could play at using these as compared to my 5A's, They also have a good solid sound not light at all. The only thing is they splinter instead of just shave down.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Well that didn't last very long...

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Vic Firth SD4 American Custom Combo Drumsticks:

                Very good light feel, great for speed, but fragile. I had these sticks for two whole days before one shattered at the shoulder. I don't play hard at all in and performed not a single rim shot within these two days. Just consider that when buying if you hit hard at all.

                 
                5.0

                wonderful

                By cymbalrider

                from NC

                See all my reviews

                Comments about Vic Firth SD4 American Custom Combo Drumsticks:

                These are some of the best sticks I've ever had. These are great for anything in volume from low to decently loud. They are light but have excellent balance and feel. They have a great articulate sound too with the nice tone of maple. I use these and recommend them for rock and roll, swing, bop, funk, latin, blues, etc. These are feel good sticks for feel good music.

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