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