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Vic Firth American Classic 5A Drum Sticks – Wood Tip

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The Vic Firth American Classic 5A Drum Sticks appeared on our recommended list for Drumsticks as the equal highest rated option when we published the first edition back in October 2017 and we have been continuously recommending these sticks ever since.


Vic Firth’s American Classic Wood 5A Drum Sticks are made from hickory, a dense and tough wood known for its durability. Hickory is of a medium weight, being roughly 10% heavier than maple but 10% lighter than oak. Because of their hickory construction, the 5A set is a great fit if you’re looking for a versatile pair of drum sticks that won’t let you down.

The tips of the 5A set are deeply back-cut, which gives them a very articulate and bright cymbal response. The set also has a medium taper, giving them a very balanced feel. Even better, because of the taper the sticks can produce plenty of volume without sacrificing control over your dynamics and positioning.

Because of the material used, the taper, and the back-cut tips, Vic Firth’s 5A drums sticks would be a great starting point for beginner drummers. Because of the sticks’ design they’re very easy to control, which will make it easier for drummers who are just getting their start to get a handle on different techniques without being held back by drum sticks that require more effort to use.


  • Tip Material: Hickory
  • Weight: 2.1 oz
  • Diameter: 0.565”
  • Length: 16”
  • Taper: Medium

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