Vic Firth American Custom SD2 Bolero Wood Drum Sticks – Wood Tip

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The American Custom SD2 Boleros appeared on our recommended list for Drum Sticks from February 2020 until May 2021 when they had been out-ranked by other sets of sticks.


Vic Firth is known for being the first to mass produce sticks with round striking surfaces, and the American Custom SD2 Bolero continues this legacy.

Their round surface produces less volume, but allows for more precise control allowing you play dynamically without having to hit your drums hard, ideal or for styles such as jazz, orchestra and the like.

Here’s a great set of sticks to have for musical styles and situations where articulation and accuracy are more important than volume.


  • Tip Material: Rock Maple
  • Weight: 3.2 oz
  • Diameter: 0.635”
  • Length: 15.75″
  • Taper: SD2
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Drumsticks + Brushes & Mallets.

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