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Put an end to slippage
Vic Grip is an anti-slip drumstick coating which provides a comfortable and slip resistant grip to the top-selling American Classic® models. Made from an eco-friendly, water-based urethane, the Vic Grip is extremely durable and prevents you from dropping your drumsticks during performances - perfect for drummers who prefer an enhanced grip on their sticks.
The Vic Grip drumsticks are moisture proof and the grip coating isn't affected by wet or sweaty hands.
Injection moulded nylon tips
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.
These nylon tips have a more defined and consistent sound than a wooden tip drumstick. This is because the nylon tip does not chip or change shape, providing a smooth, equal surface all the way around. These tips provide a louder, higher pitched cymbal sound and offer more dynamic freedom when playing on a ride cymbal.
The Vic Firth drumsticks’ thorough manufacturing process ensures each stick meets the Vic Firth quality standard. No one else invests so much time and energy into creating the perfect pair of sticks - with approximately 16 steps of honing, refining and finishing.
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The perfect hickory
American Classic Hickory Drumsticks are a combination of traditional and Vic Firth style. And, made from hickory – show off bold designs for a more pronounced sound. Hickory is a dense wood with little flex, providing exceptional sound quality. In addition to this, hickory is also great at dealing with shock, making it extremely durable.
Not sure what sticks to buy? Find your perfect pair with the Vic Firth Drumstick Guide.
- Size: 5A
- Length: 16’’
- Diameter: 0.565’’
- Material: Hickory
- Tip Material: Nylon
- Tip Shape: Tear Drop
- Taper: Medium
- Surface Area: Medium
- Surface Coating: Vic Grip (Red)