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Vic Licks

Looking to keep up with what’s happening in today’s rudimental vocabulary?  Want to continue to keep your chops fresh by learning some fresh new solo licks each week?

In this video feature, we tap the creativity and skills of some of the world’s top rudimental drummers to bring you short solos that will challenge players of all levels!  Whether you’re a marching percussionist or a drum set player, working through the licks at slow-medium-fast tempi will help to improve your hands and stick control on the drums!

Join us each week as we introduce NEW licks in this exciting new project!

Vic Lick #23: Brandon Zackey (and Zandon Brackey)

BRANDON & ZANDON’S PERFECT PAIRS:

SMAPTS

John Mapes Tenor Stick (SMAPTS)

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Tip provides increased surface area and durability for an unbelievable sound that lasts! Elongated taper and overall length provides additional comfort for the most current multi-tenor drum set-ups.

L = 161/2"“, Dia. = .690“

sdc

Danny Carey (SDC)

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A truly unique stick! Features a cut-in design at the gripping area for comfort and a tapered butt end for improved balance. In wood or nylon tip.

L = 161/2"“, Dia. = .630“

Vic Lick #22: Mario Profita & Matt Allen

MARIO & MATT’S PERFECT PAIR:

SMAP

John Mapes (SMAP)

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A balanced diameter and length, coupled with a fast taper that levels off before the tip. Increased articulation quality allows for lower pitched tuning schemes.

L = 17"“, Dia. = .710“

Vic Lick #21: Chris Morales

CHRIS’ PERFECT PAIR:

SRC

Roger Carter (SRC)

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A durable marching stick that plays like a drumset stick. A long taper unlocks the groove and stylistic flow Roger and his groups are known for. The round tip works together with the taper to create a focused sound over a wide dynamic range.

L = 17"“, Dia. = .715“

Vic Lick #20: Trevor Downey

TREVOR’S PERFECT PAIR:

SMAP

John Mapes (SMAP)

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A balanced diameter and length, coupled with a fast taper that levels off before the tip. Increased articulation quality allows for lower pitched tuning schemes.

L = 17"“, Dia. = .710“

Vic Lick #19: Brandon Zackey

BRANDON’S PERFECT PAIR:

SMAPTS

John Mapes Tenor Stick (SMAPTS)

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Tip provides increased surface area and durability for an unbelievable sound that lasts! Elongated taper and overall length provides additional comfort for the most current multi-tenor drum set-ups.

L = 161/2"“, Dia. = .690“

Vic Lick #18: Matt Allen & Nathan Carroll “Density”

MATT’S PERFECT PAIR:

SMAP

John Mapes (SMAP)

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A balanced diameter and length, coupled with a fast taper that levels off before the tip. Increased articulation quality allows for lower pitched tuning schemes.

L = 17"“, Dia. = .710“

NATHAN’S PERFECT PAIR:

SMAPTS

John Mapes Tenor Stick (SMAPTS)

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Tip provides increased surface area and durability for an unbelievable sound that lasts! Elongated taper and overall length provides additional comfort for the most current multi-tenor drum set-ups.

L = 161/2"“, Dia. = .690“

Vic Lick #17: Vigilantes “Hold On”

VIGILANTES’ PERFECT PAIR:

SMJ

Mike Jackson (SMJ)

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A thick shoulder and long taper provide quick rebound and a great “ping-shot”. Long reverse taper pushes more mass to the front of the stick.

L = 17"“, Dia. = .740“

Vic Lick #16: Mark Carman

MARK’S PERFECT PAIR:

SRHJR

Ralphie Jr. (SRHJR)

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Scaled down version of the SRH. Perfect for indoor marching and smaller hands of young percussionists.

L = 161/2"“, Dia. = .635“

Vic Lick #15: Michaelangelo Henegan

MICHAELANGELO’S PERFECT PAIR:

SCM

Colin McNutt (SCM)

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Oval tip with a medium-long taper provides great balance with quick response at all dynamic levels.

L = 17"“, Dia. = .690“

Vic Lick #14: Terry Dennison

TERRY’S PERFECT PAIR:

MS5

MS5 (MS5)

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A medium taper and full round tip enhance the colors that are possible on Kevlar® heads.

L = 17"“, Dia. = .705“

Vic Lick #13: Dalton Pope

DALTON’S PERFECT PAIR:

MS5

MS5 (MS5)

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A medium taper and full round tip enhance the colors that are possible on Kevlar® heads.

L = 17"“, Dia. = .705“

Vic Lick #12: Zach Borromeo

ZACH’S PERFECT PAIR:

SMJ

Mike Jackson (SMJ)

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A thick shoulder and long taper provide quick rebound and a great “ping-shot”. Long reverse taper pushes more mass to the front of the stick.

L = 17"“, Dia. = .740“

Vic Lick #11: Nathan Carroll

Nathan’s PERFECT PAIR:

SMAPTS

John Mapes Tenor Stick (SMAPTS)

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Tip provides increased surface area and durability for an unbelievable sound that lasts! Elongated taper and overall length provides additional comfort for the most current multi-tenor drum set-ups.

L = 161/2"“, Dia. = .690“

Vic Lick #10: Andrew Ziehm

Andrew’s PERFECT PAIR:

SMAP

John Mapes (SMAP)

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A balanced diameter and length, coupled with a fast taper that levels off before the tip. Increased articulation quality allows for lower pitched tuning schemes.

L = 17"“, Dia. = .710“

Vic Lick #9: Travis Newland

Travis’ PERFECT PAIR:

SMAP

John Mapes (SMAP)

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A balanced diameter and length, coupled with a fast taper that levels off before the tip. Increased articulation quality allows for lower pitched tuning schemes.

L = 17"“, Dia. = .710“

Vic Lick #8: Pete Sapadin

Pete’s PERFECT PAIR:

MS3

MS3 (MS3)

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Very long taper for quick rebound and smooth action. Tip produces a full, yet crisp snare sound.

L = 17"“, Dia. = .715“

Vic Lick #7: Phil Viani & Jacob Hitch

Phil’s PERFECT PAIR:

SMAPTS

John Mapes Tenor Stick (SMAPTS)

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Tip provides increased surface area and durability for an unbelievable sound that lasts! Elongated taper and overall length provides additional comfort for the most current multi-tenor drum set-ups.

L = 161/2"“, Dia. = .690“

Jacob’s PERFECT PAIR:

5A

5A (5A)

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

L = 16"“, Dia. = .565“

Vic Lick #6: Tyler Burr and Matt Allen

Tyler & Matt’s PERFECT PAIR:

SMAP

John Mapes (SMAP)

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A balanced diameter and length, coupled with a fast taper that levels off before the tip. Increased articulation quality allows for lower pitched tuning schemes.

L = 17"“, Dia. = .710“

Vic Lick #5: Max Nieves

Max’s PERFECT PAIR:

SMJ

Mike Jackson (SMJ)

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A thick shoulder and long taper provide quick rebound and a great “ping-shot”. Long reverse taper pushes more mass to the front of the stick.

L = 17"“, Dia. = .740“

Vic Lick #4: Terry Li

Terry’s PERFECT PAIR:

SMAP

John Mapes (SMAP)

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A balanced diameter and length, coupled with a fast taper that levels off before the tip. Increased articulation quality allows for lower pitched tuning schemes.

L = 17"“, Dia. = .710“

Vic Lick #3: Kyle Smit

Kyle’s PERFECT PAIR:

SMAPTS

John Mapes Tenor Stick (SMAPTS)

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Tip provides increased surface area and durability for an unbelievable sound that lasts! Elongated taper and overall length provides additional comfort for the most current multi-tenor drum set-ups.

L = 161/2"“, Dia. = .690“

Vic Lick #2: Manny Marquez

Manny’s PERFECT PAIR:

SMAP

John Mapes (SMAP)

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A balanced diameter and length, coupled with a fast taper that levels off before the tip. Increased articulation quality allows for lower pitched tuning schemes.

L = 17"“, Dia. = .710“

Vic Lick #1: Landon Gray

Landon’s PERFECT PAIR:

SMJ

Mike Jackson (SMJ)

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A thick shoulder and long taper provide quick rebound and a great “ping-shot”. Long reverse taper pushes more mass to the front of the stick.

L = 17"“, Dia. = .740“