The American Classic 5A sticks from Vic Firth are probably the most popular and versatile sticks in the world today. Not too heavy, not too light, these sticks work well for almost any style of music and the high quality hickory makes them extremely durable. If you’ve never purchased a pair of sticks before, this is the perfect place to start. Every drummer should have a pair of these in their stick bag! -Alex
The Vic Firth American Classic 5A Wood Tip Drum Sticks are Vic Firth's top selling stick. The 5A features a tear drop tip for rich cymbal sounds. These sticks are perfect for light and fast for jazz, orchestral and pit work.
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.
Length = 16"
Diameter = .565"
Vic Firth 5A
Iâ€™ve had these sticks for a couple of years. They have good workmanship (no chipping like my previous â€œplywoodâ€ sticks) and they have a good balance. These sticks are versatile, which is a good for me, as I play a variety of styles. Note that I do not play very hard with my sticks, so if you play a lot of hard rock or metal these sticks will wear out more quickly than mine. These sticks have a good balance, and play well. I prefer 7As for quick articulation, but thatâ€™s just personal preference. Good sticks at a good price.