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The American Classic® line combines tradition and Vic Firth style. With bold designs, 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 tips are deeply back-cut for intensified cymbal response.

The American Classic® line combines tradition and Vic Firth style. With bold designs, 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 tips are deeply back-cut for intensified cymbal response.

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New For 2018

Improve Your Grip with PureGrit and DoubleGlaze!

Because every drummer’s body chemistry is unique, one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to finding a way to improve grip. Vic Firth’s American Classic® PureGrit and DoubleGlaze sticks are designed to offer two new tactile experiences for the 5A and 5B player. Together with VicGrip and our classic clear lacquer, PureGrit and DoubleGlaze offer players even more possibilities to find their own perfect feel.

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American Classic® PureGrit: For Sweaty Hands

The American Classic® PureGrit sticks are not only lacquer-free, but also undergo a unique abrasive processing step, which adds a touch of “grittiness” and raw wood texture to the shaft. Because the stick is not treated, over time the player’s perspiration and oil penetrates the surface of the stick, creating a natural feel and a oneness with the wood.

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American Classic® DoubleGlaze: For Dry Hands

On the opposite side of the spectrum, theAmerican Classic® DoubleGlaze sticks are coated with a specialized lacquer formula which creates a characteristically tacky feel. Players with especially dry hands will appreciate the enhanced lacquered surface because it allows them to relax their grip on the stick. The thick DoubleGlaze coating also adds a bit of mass to the stick for a solid feel.

The Full American Classic® Lineup

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    KIDS
    KIDS

    Kidsticks

    Engineered to make playing easy for the very young drum set player—ages 3 to 8. Produces a quality sound.

    • Diameter: .520" [1.32cm]
    • Length: 13" [33.02cm]
    • Taper: Long
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    KIDSP
    KIDSP

    Kidsticks Pink

    Engineered to make playing easy for the very young drum set player—ages 3 to 8. Produces a quality sound.

    • Diameter: .520" [1.32cm]
    • Length: 13" [33.02cm]
    • Taper: Long
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    HD4
    HD4

    HD4

    Vic’s original SD4 design, but in hickory. For a light touch and great feel around the drums.

    • Diameter: .530" [1.35cm]
    • Length: 157/8" [40.32cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    7A
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    7A

    A scaled down American Classic® stick with great balance. Perfect when speed and touch are top priority.

    • Diameter: .540" [1.37cm]
    • Length: 151/2" [39.37cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    8D
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    8D

    Like the 7A, with a bit more reach.

    • Diameter: .540" [1.37cm]
    • Length: 16" [40.64cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    Extreme 8D

    Perfect for the 8D player looking for more reach and leverage.

    • Diameter: .540" [1.37cm]
    • Length: 161/2" [41.91cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    85A
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    85A

    Combines the dimensions of an 8D and 5A.

    • Diameter: .550" [1.4cm]
    • Length: 16" [40.64cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    ESTICK
    ESTICK

    ESTICK

    A one of a kind design specifically for today’s electronic drums. Long taper also provides a great touch and sound on acoustic drums and cymbals.

    • Diameter: .563" [1.43cm]
    • Length: 161/2" [41.91cm]
    • Taper: Long
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    5A
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    5A

    Tear drop tip for rich cymbal sounds. The #1 stick in the world—great for every style of music!

    • Diameter: .565" [1.44cm]
    • Length: 16" [40.64cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    5ABRL
    5ABRL

    5A Barrel Tip

    Our classic 5A design, featuring a proportionately perfect barrel shaped tip. An impeccably balanced stick creating supreme clarity with beautiful tone.

    • Diameter: .565" [1.44cm]
    • Length: 16" [40.64cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    5AB
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    5A Black

    Our classic 5A design, with a distinctive black finish.

    • Diameter: .565" [1.44cm]
    • Length: 16" [40.64cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    5ADG
    5ADG

    5A DoubleGlaze

    Double Coat of Lacquer Finish
    Our classic 5A design, treated with our DoubleGlaze lacquer formula. A consistent and classic feel that’s great for dry hands.
    • Diameter: .565" [1.44cm]
    • Length: 16" [40.64cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    5AP
    5AP

    5A Pink

    Our classic 5A design, with a fun pink finish.

    • Diameter: .565" [1.44cm]
    • Length: 16" [40.64cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    5APG
    5APG

    5A PureGrit

    Our classic 5A design, featuring a lacquer-free finish, along with a unique abrasive process which adds a touch of "grittiness" and raw wood texture to the shaft. Perfect for sweaty hands.

    • Diameter: .565" [1.44cm]
    • Length: 16" [40.64cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    5AW
    5AW

    5A White

    Our classic 5A design, in a bright white finish.

    • Diameter: .565" [1.44cm]
    • Length: 16" [40.64cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    Extreme 5A

    Like the 5A, with more power and reach.

    • Diameter: .565" [1.44cm]
    • Length: 161/2" [41.91cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    1A
    1A

    1A

    A long stick with a long taper. Excellent reach and rebound! Taj Mahal tip for multiple cymbal sounds.

    • Diameter: .580" [1.47cm]
    • Length: 1613/16" [42.71cm]
    • Taper: Long
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    3A

    Barrel tip with a shorter taper. Balanced for aggressive playing, the 3A produces a fat, punchy sound.

    • Diameter: .580" [1.47cm]
    • Length: 163/16" [41.12cm]
    • Taper: Short
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    55A
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    55A

    Combines the dimensions of a 5A and 5B. A great choice when a 5B is just a little more stick than required.

    • Diameter: .580" [1.47cm]
    • Length: 16" [40.64cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    Extreme 55A

    An extended version of our popular 5A/5B hybrid, the 55A.

    • Diameter: .580" [1.47cm]
    • Length: 161/2" [41.91cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    F1
    F1

    F1

    Medium round tip with a short tapered neck. Great for fusion or electric jazz.

    • Diameter: .580" [1.47cm]
    • Length: 163/16" [41.12cm]
    • Taper: Short
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    5B

    More substantial than a 5A, but not overpowering. Medium taper for a great balance.

    • Diameter: .595" [1.51cm]
    • Length: 16" [40.64cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    5BBRL
    5BBRL

    5B Barrel Tip

    A 5B profile with a barrel shaped tip. The reduced surface area of the tip provides a more focused cymbal sound while retaining great playability and versatility.

    • Diameter: .595" [1.51cm]
    • Length: 16" [40.64cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    5BB
    5BB

    5B Black

    The 5B you know and love, with a distinctive black finish.

    • Diameter: .595" [1.51cm]
    • Length: 16" [40.64cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    5BDG
    5BDG

    5B DoubleGlaze

    Double Coat of Lacquer Finish
    Our classic 5B design, treated with our DoubleGlaze lacquer formula. A consistent and classic feel that’s great for dry hands.
    • Diameter: .595" [1.51cm]
    • Length: 16" [40.64cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    5BPG
    5BPG

    5B PureGrit

    Our classic  5B design, customized for sweaty players. Lacquer-free with special PureGrit processing for added abrasive texture.

    • Diameter: .595" [1.51cm]
    • Length: 16" [40.64cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    5BW
    5BW

    5B White

    Our classic 5B with a bright white finish.

    • Diameter: .595" [1.51cm]
    • Length: 16" [40.64cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    Extreme 5B

    Like the 5B, with more power and reach.

    • Diameter: .595" [1.51cm]
    • Length: 161/2" [41.91cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    Extreme 55B

    A 5B with increased shaft thickness and length. Leverage and power with great feel!

    • Diameter: .610" [1.55cm]
    • Length: 161/2" [41.91cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    HD9
    HD9

    HD9

    The SD9, in hickory. A favorite of players who love the 5B but want a little more weight and length.

    • Diameter: .610" [1.55cm]
    • Length: 161/4" [41.28cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    2B

    Ideal for heavy rock, band and practice. Plenty of power and durability. Medium taper for a great balance.

    • Diameter: .630" [1.6cm]
    • Length: 161/4" [41.28cm]
    • Taper: Medium
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    ROCK
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    Rock

    For those who appreciate the 2B, but want a little more reach and leverage! Oval tip for a full sound.

    • Diameter: .630" [1.6cm]
    • Length: 165/8" [42.23cm]
    • Taper: Short
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    CM
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    Metal

    A bold stick for aggressive playing. Long and thick for added reach and power!

    • Diameter: .635" [1.61cm]
    • Length: 17" [43.18cm]
    • Taper: Short

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