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Vic Firth HD9 American Classic Wood Tip Hickory Drumsticks


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The SD9, in hickory. A favorite of players who love the 5B but want a little more weight and length. L = 16 1/4 ”, Dia. =.610”.

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.

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The only sticks I use anymore!


For the longest time I was using Vic Firth 5A sticks, a typical starter stick. I made the switch to the HD4's for a couple reasons. They're slightly thinner and lighter, allowing for faster and quieter playing, and the barrel tip gives a better response on cymbals, especially the ride. I've experimented with other sticks since then, but I keep coming back to these!




A somewhat denser version of the SD4.


I've been using SD4 for a long time. I love the balance and weight. But, I often need something that can withstand heavier hitting situations. I was not expecting that the HD4 would actually have practically the same balance and weight as the SD4, with the advantage of a denser wood. You can basically switch from SD4 to HD4 and vice versa with barely noticeable weight and balance difference. You know how sometimes, when you switch from different sizes of drum sticks, it will either feel like you're playing with toothpicks or a baseball bat? Well, these make transitioning between wood densities seamless. Great for when I switch from the jazz dinner set to the rock set in one gig. Great work Vic Firth!


Irvine, CA


HD9 American Classic Wood Tip Hickory Drumsticks

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Series American Classic series
Other Features 16 1/4 inches
Model HD9 Drumsticks
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