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Vic Firth American Classic 3A Hickory Wood Tip

Brand: Vic Firth


MSRP: $15.75

Item: #255918
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The Vic Firth American Classic 3A is often overshadowed by more popular models but it’s really worth a look if you play rock, jazz or fusion music.  It’s a little larger than a standard 5A but not quite as thick as a 5B and with a barrel tip rather than the more common teardrop design which is the standard on most American Classic models.  -Alex

The American Classic line combines tradition and Vic Firth style. With bold designs for fuller sound, the Classics are turned from select hickory a dense wood with little flex for a more pronounced sound. Hickory is also capable of withstanding a great deal of shock, making it highly durable.The wood tips are deeply back-cut for intensified cymbal response. The nylon tips are similar in size and shape to their wood counterparts, providing enhanced performance and a feel closer to their original wood tip models. Nylon tips are the most durable and brightest sounding on cymbals.Barrel tip produces bright, articulate cymbal sounds. Great for light rock and fusion.

L = 16 3/16"  D = .580"


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