The Vic Firth SD1 General sticks have really become the standard for students and concert percussionists. The length and thickness makes them easy to hold, they have excellent balance and the round tips give them a smooth and consistent rebound. In addition to classical applications these sticks also work well with many other musical styles and practice pad work. -Alex
The Vic Firth American Custom SD1 General Maple Drum Sticks feature a round tip and are ideal for orchestral work, rock and concert band. A legendary practice stick too!
The American Custom® line consists of a variety of models conceived and engineered by Vic Firth — performer and educator. The first manufacturer to apply the concept of a round striking surface to drumstick design, Vic developed the other originals that complete the line with jazz, pop and rock players in mind.
All twelve are turned from select rock maple for a light, fast playing stick with great flex and rebound. The Custom line is perfect for the artist who is playing lighter types of music, or prefers a beefier stick without a lot of weight.