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Vic Firth SD1 General Concert Snare Drum Sticks

Model # SD1 By: Vic Firth
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  • Overview

    • Light, Quick Maple
    • Short Tapers
    • Round Beads
    • Length: 16 3/8"
    • Diameter: 0.635"
    • Among Most Popular Sticks Ever Made
  • Item Details

    The Vic Firth SD1 General Concert Snare Drum Sticks are one of the most popular models ever made. Their weight and design are sort of a 'jack of all trades' - effective for concert and drum set playing. Thousands of drummers grew up on these sticks.

    The round beads on these sticks are nice and articulate on a drum, and the weight is beefy enough to fully activate all of the overtones in your cymbals. They're made of strong maple wood that can handle rim shots for an extended period of time while staying light in the hands.

    Length: 16-3/8"

    Diameter: 0.635"

  • Specifications

    Name Vic Firth SD1 General Concert Snare Drum Sticks
    Brand Vic Firth
    Model # SD1
    UPC Code 750795000012
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    Length16 3/8"
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    We ship from centrally-located Dallas, Texas. Howdy y'all!

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    • December 1, 2012
    • by Robert P.
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    • Scott V
    • Cleveland OH
    • Drummer (39 yrs), Teacher (31 yrs), Student (39 yrs)
    • Pros

      • Full sized shaft fills the hand
      • Industry standard; useful for comparison to other models
    • Cons

      • Short taper causes awkward balance and rigid feel
      • Light, but not quick to rebound
      • Better options now exist
    • 2
    • Popular but lousy; better choices below
    • July 31, 2021
    • by Scott V
    • The Vic Firth SD1 General is a standard first choice for concert snare drum and basic rudiment learning. It is not heavy but it has an awkward weight balance and a rigidity that causes it to rebound like a brick (not well). Some players like a "forward balance" like this, but I find it necessary teach students to feel the stick's rebound early on, and that's hard to do with a stick that won't do it easily. Two Better Choices: 1. Innovative Percussion IP-LD fills the same purposes, with more weight and far better balance. This makes learning "rebound" more effective, and the stick remains a useful tool well beyond the beginner stage. 2. Vic Firth SD1 Junior is a fabulous stick for students with smaller hands (or anyone wanting a smaller stick for any reason), with a balance far superior to that of the larger SD1 General. And it has a cool red paint job!
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    • John B.
    • TX
    • Teacher (7 yrs)
    • Pros

      • Good price
      • Durable
    • Cons

      • Could have a better balance
      • Jack of all trades, master of none
    • 3
    • Fair sticks, but there are better options out there.
    • January 5, 2015
    • by John B.
    • Certainly not a bad stick and at one time the gold standard, I feel that there are much better options out there now for comparable prices.
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    • Thomas C.
    • Australia
    • Pros

      • Cheap, good quality and sound
    • Cons

      • Not quite as good as some of the more expensive offerings from other brands.
    • 4
    • Good for a first concert snare stick
    • May 19, 2014
    • by Thomas C.
    • Very good for a first snare stick for the beginning percussionist.
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    • XYZ
    • USA
    • 5
    • Amazing
    • February 22, 2011
    • by XYZ
    • This is a great concert/practice stick and i have used many of them... you cant go wrong
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    • Robert
    • NM
    • 3
    • April 22, 2009
    • by Robert
    • These sticks are not heavy enough to make good marching sticks, but too bulky for good orchestral playing, although they are very good for rolls.
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    • George Finklemeyer
    • Stilwater ,Oklahoma
    • 5
    • April 22, 2009
    • by George Finklemeyer
    • I love this thing!