Vic Firth 5ADT Dual Tone 5A Drum Sticks/Mallets - Wood Tip


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Vic Firth 5ADT Dual Tone 5A Drum Sticks/Mallets

Gearank Recommendation

The Vic Firth 5ADT appeared on our recommended list for Drum Sticks from May 2021 until August 2022 when they had been out-ranked by other mallets.


Vic Firth’s Dual Tone 5A Drum Sticks/Mallets are essentially a 5A drumstick on one end and a (synthetic) felt tipped mallet on the other end.

Basically, this set is a perfect fit for the drummer who’s looking to quickly switch between a standard drum head and a mallet without switching sticks.

As far as the stick end is concerned you aren’t going to notice a huge difference between this set and a normal Vic Firth 5A set (once you get used to the felt on the end of course). It’s still made from hickory, it has a medium taper, and it’s only an eighth of an inch longer.

These sticks are basically normal drums stick with a mallet on one end. This means that they aren’t going to be as good as a dedicated mallet, so if you’re looking to get a proper mallet tone and response you may be happier going with a traditional option.

Vic Firth Dual Tone 5A Drum Sticks/Mallets are a true 2-in-1 package that'll make a good and practical addition to any drummer's stick bag.


  • Tip Material: Felt/Hickory
  • Weight: Not Specified
  • Diameter: 0.565”
  • Length: 16 1/8”
  • 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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