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Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak

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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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

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.

FEATURES
5A specs:
Length - 16"
Diameter - .565"

5B specs:
Length - 16"
Diameter - .595"

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Vic FirthShogun Japanese White Oak
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

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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

Best Uses

  • Back-up (4)
  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My New Stick

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...Read complete review

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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Great feel and response...

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...Read complete review

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

My New Stick

By AdamandtheNumbers

from Central MA

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See all my reviews

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!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Solid Pieces Of Wood

    By GC Pete

    from Glen Cove, New York

    About Me Experienced

    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.

       
      5.0

      Great sticks!

      By Mike

      from Dayton, Ohio

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

      A little heavier than hickory so great for solid grooves and heavy hitting but I'm not quite as fast with them. Very gratifying to play with for sure cuz they really dig in to the toms!

       
      4.0

      good sticks

      By sticks69

      from allentown,PA

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

      .............................................................................................................................................these are very good sticks,strong i just like a bigger stick ,right now..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................these are very good sticks very strong,i just a little....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................hhese are ve.....................................................................................................................................wry

       
      5.0

      sturdy sticks

      By Joel

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

      These are nice, sturdy sticks. They are about medium weight and they play well.

       
      5.0

      Exelent Stick for non-traditional Material

      By MusicMan2127

      from Somerset, KY

      About Me Experienced

      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!

         
        5.0

        lighter

        By Antonio Paz

        from Coah. Mexico.

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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.

           
          5.0

          Best for Cross Stick Sound

          By Boomer 69

          from Raleigh, NC

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          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

             
            3.0

            Great feel and response...

            By Matt

            from New York

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            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.

               
              5.0

              a little better than promark

              By Antonio Paz

              from Coah. Mexico.

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              See all my reviews

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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

                 
                5.0

                Love!!!!

                By Neil_Smoove

                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!

                   
                  4.0

                  good drumsticks

                  By Antonio Paz

                  from Coah. Mexico.

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                  See all my reviews

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Vic Firth Shogun Japanese White Oak:

                    good quality

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