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Vic Firth SMJ Mike Jackson Corpsmaster Signature Marching Snare Sticks

Model # SMJ By: Vic Firth

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    • 3.5
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    • December 1, 2012
    • by Robert P.
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    • sam t
    • Ca
    • Drummer (4 yrs), Student (2 yrs)
    • Pros

      • Weight Distribution
      • Sound
      • Feel Amazing
    • Cons

      • None
    • 5
    • Best Sticks Ever
    • October 14, 2018
    • by sam t
    • The best sticks ever made.
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    • Micah P
    • East Lansing, MI
    • Drummer (10 yrs)
    • Pros

      • Create a wide arrange of shot sounds on drums.
    • Cons

      • Hard to find very dense pairs.
      • Pairs are either very heavy and produce a low pitch, or produce a very high pitch but weigh little.
      • All of the best pairs go only to the top DCI/WGI groups.
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    • Sound great, nearly impossible to find good pairs.
    • January 25, 2018
    • by Micah P
    • Let me begin by stating that every pair Vic Firth ever makes are always laser straight, pitch paired, and weight matched within extreme tolerance, but they do not guarantee you high-density pairs of sticks. When you get a really dense pair of these, they are phenomenal. They are arguably the most musical sticks that Vic makes particularly with all of the possible rim shot colors. However, there are many drawbacks to these sticks particularly with the quality control. It is virtually impossible to receive a very dense, high pitch, heavy weight pair unless you are a performer in a top 12 drum corps or a World class finalist WGI group. Pairs either produce a desirable high pitch and weigh very little, or have a proper heavy weight and produce an awful low pitch on the drum. This poor quality causes the shot zone to have little durability and buyers will go through these sticks very quickly. A university I was employed with actually ran out of pairs before the end of the season and they order 110 pairs annually! Due to this and the density issues, they are switching to a different Vic model.
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    • Darryle M
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Drummer (5 yrs), Teacher (2 yrs), Student (5 yrs)
    • Pros

      • great sound, nice feel
    • Cons

      • takes a minute for the hands to warm up to them
    • 5
    • I LOVE THEM!!!
    • October 30, 2015
    • by Darryle M
    • They have a great feel and nice sound. They take some getting used to, but after about 5 minutes you'll be in love!
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    • eric v.
    • birmingham, al
    • Drummer (20 yrs), Teacher (12 yrs), Student (35 yrs)
    • Pros

      • very nice feel (after taping)
    • Cons

      • none
    • 5
    • mike jackson corpmasters
    • September 9, 2013
    • by eric v.
    • The college drumline I marched with in the late '90s used Regal Tip 3S sticks, which have been discontinued for some time now. I've been searching for something comparable, and I think these are the fix! While slightly longer (0.2") and a little thicker, they have the long taper and oval shaped bead I was looking for. Just like the RT 3S, they're not so great straight out of the box, but after a round of tape, they feel really nice and bouncy!
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    • VoteLobster
    • TN
    • 5
    • Great all-around stick
    • February 12, 2013
    • by VoteLobster
    • I really like these. Unlike other VF sticks, (like Hardimons & Tom Aungst indoor sticks), this stick is pretty beefy and feel very dense (for VF sticks, which I've experienced to be a little lighter than IP sticks). I really like the substantial feel in my hand with these. They rebound easily and quickly, achieve good sound quality, and ARE NOT PAINTED! The wood feels a lot better on the hands than paint (or tape if you leave the fulcrum open). They're a little thicker than FS-PRs, but not quite as heavy as Casellas. The width is perfect, but they could be a little heavier. I'm not being picky. Overall, these feel great.
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    • VK 2011
    • Santa Barbara, CA
    • 5
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    • December 8, 2011
    • by VK 2011
    • The video explains it all, these sticks are nice and beefy sounding but high pitched, great for fast rolls and loud accents, beefy shots and pings. They are dense and last a long time, I used these for a summer of DCI