Don’t be confused by the model number! These aren’t a mix between the 5A and the 5B. In this case the “B” stands for “black”. The Vic Firth American Classic 5AB Sticks give you the classic 5A design in a beautiful black finish for players who want to stand out from the crowd. The tips of the sticks are unpainted so you don’t have to worry about stick marks on your heads and cymbals. -Alex
The Vic Firth American Classic 5AB Black Wood Tip Drum Sticks are the classic 5A design with a painted black finish. The sticks are perfect for light and fast for jazz, orchestral and pit work.
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.