Vic Firth American Classic 5AN Nylon Tip Drumsticks


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Vic Firth American Classic 5AN Nylon Tip Drumsticks

Gearank Recommendation

The Vic Firth American Classic 5AN appeared on our recommended list for Drum Sticks from May 2021 until August 2022 when they had been out-ranked by other nylon tip sticks.


These are the popular Vic Firth American Classic 5A's in nylon tip.

Nylon tipped 5A's possess some advantages over the wood tipped version such as brighter cymbal sounds and more resistance to chipping or cracking - although some drummers prefer the natural feel and darker sound of wood tips.

They also possess a good balance, weight and feel similar to their wood tip siblings.

The 5AN's are an excellent starting point if you want to try nylon tip drumsticks.


  • Tip Material: Nylon
  • Weight: 3.2 oz
  • Diameter: 0.565"
  • Length: 16"
  • Taper: Medium
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options which you can see in our guide to The Best Drumsticks + Brushes & Mallets.

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