A more durable and brighter sound option to the American Classic 5B drumstick - perfect for hard hitting drummers. The Vic Firth American Classic 5BN Hickory Drumsticks have a thin profile and lightweight feel, a preferred choice for players who value speed and articulation. And, made by Vic Firth - you know you're getting your money's worth.
But why would you choose the Vic Firth 5BN? They are made from a special hickory that is ideal for drumsticks. They are durable, reliable. You can use them for months because they undergo a rigorous manufacturing process that goes above and beyond expectations. The ones that don't make it are used to heat the kiln. If that's not enough, this value bundle includes eight pairs - ideal for the gigging drummer!
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Vic Firth was the first manufacturer to offer nylon tips, allowing drummers to switch between a rich sounding wood stick and the satisfying feel and balance of nylon. By fusing the nylon with the wood, the tips are guaranteed not to chip, therefore adding great durability to the drumsticks. A perfect choice for any heavy hitting drummer.
The injection process makes it possible to create complex, precision shapes which match the wood tip counterparts exactly, providing the perfect teardrop shape of a standard wood drumstick.
There are 14 kinds of hickory and only 4 are ideal for drumsticks. Vic Firth uses the best of those 4 to make the American Classic Hickory drumsticks.
Most drumstick companies pick up the manufacturing process after these steps. Vic Firth understands the importance of getting these stages right.
There are many more steps in producing the perfect pair of drumsticks, but these are the key steps that set Vic Firth apart as a leading drumstick manufacturer. After 10 more steps of careful honing, refining, and then finishing, you finally have your much-endeared Vic Firth American Classic 5BN drumsticks. No one else invests that much time and energy in creating the perfect pair of sticks.
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