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Rating and Reviews: Vic Firth Nova 5B Sticks

Good sticks need a little heft. Feel the weight and power of 5B's in your hand and prepare to rock.

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"Great stick" submitted September 3, 2012

By Jon Thomas
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Musical Background: Drummer for almost 40 years keyboards for 2 years
Music Style: Rock, pop, jazz, blues
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Overall: Great stick for gigs, durable enough to handle me playing with them. Seem to be balanced to my technique.
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"Vic Firth Nova 5B Drumsticks" submitted December 1, 2011

By a customer from aol.com
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Musical Background: 40 years at home
Music Style: rock
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Sound: Crisp Feature: It's good quality if you are a drummer who isn't worried about blemishes on his sticks. Quality: Haven't had any problems with them. They've been durable. Value: Great value. Bought the brick got 12 pairs of for the price of 4 pairs of Vic Firths. Overall: Drum sticks at a great price.
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"good sticks for the working drummer" submitted May 28, 2012

By Nelson Santos in San Francisco, CA
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Musical Background: playing drums 30+ yrs, semi professional
Music Style: Dance/Cover bands, various Rock Cover bands
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Overall: the Nova 5B works very well for me as i do gig and rehearse quite frequently. I go through alot sticks and that adds up at the end of the year. These are priced just right for the working drummer. They are not without issues, there are very subtle weight differences but you but you can match them up with the help of a gram scale. other than that...they're good sticks for the working drummer
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"Excellent value. Why spend more?" submitted October 11, 2009

By a customer from roadrunner.com
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Musical Background: Active musician
Music Style: Alt, classic, hard rock
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Sound: Sound? No real difference from 1st quality line. Feature: The nylon tips are solid. No breakage, no tip seperation. In general the hickory used is better than expected for the price. Mostly aesthetic flaws. Occasionally, I will get a stick or two, that break because of weakneses in the structure of the wood, but rare. I'd rather go through inexpensive, ugly sticks than costly ones with no apparent aesthetic flaws. Ease of Use: Not the stick. The drummer. Quality: These are second quality. Again, mostly aesthetic. Value: Excellent value. I use these for rehearsal and performing. I am, however, careful to use the sticks that aren't as grainy as this will reduce the likelihood that they will break in the middle of a song. Manufacturer Support: Have not had the need to contact support regarding this product. The Wow Factor: Not the best aesthetically, but a wise practical choice. Overall: I will continue to buy this product as long as Vic Firth ofers it.
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