Vic Firth Company is proud to announce three new options to help drummers grip their sticks better.
Because every drummerâs body chemistry is unique, one size doesnât fit all when it comes to finding a way to improve grip. Vic Firthâs American ClassicÂ® 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.
American ClassicÂ® PureGrit: For Sweaty Hands
The American ClassicÂ® PureGrit sticks are not only lacquer-free, but also undergo a unique abrasive processing step, which adds a touch of âgrittinessâ and raw wood texture to the shaft. Because the stick is not treated, over time the playerâs perspiration and oil penetrates the surface of the stick, creating a natural feel and a oneness with the wood.
American ClassicÂ® DoubleGlaze: For Dry Hands
On the opposite side of the spectrum, the American ClassicÂ® 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.
5APG and 5ADG: L=16â Dia=.565â
5BPD and 5BDG: L=16â Dia=.595â
And for players who like a tackier feel, or who play a stick other than the 5A or 5B, Vic Firth is also proud to offer the new VICWAX.
The VicWax drumstick wax is specially formulated to be 25% tackier than all other waxes on the market. Available in a convenient, compact container, VicWax is a handy way to apply any level of coating on the stick, according to a playerâs desired feel. And itâs berry scented.