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Vic Firth MS5 Corpsmaster Marching Snare Sticks

Model # MS5 By: Vic Firth
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  • Overview

    • Strong, Responsive Hickory
    • Medium Tapers
    • Round Beads
    • Length: 17"
    • Diameter: 0.705"
    • Enhances Colors on Kevlar
  • Item Details

    Vic Firth Corpsmaster MS5 Snare Sticks feature a medium taper and full round tip to enhance the colors that are possible on Kevlar heads.

    Field tested and field proven, the superior designs of the Corpsmaster line developed throughout years of collaboration with the world's finest drum and bugle corps. Each season since the products were introduced, Corpsmaster sticks and mallets have remained the most popular choice among the top high school bands, indoor percussion ensembles and DCI Championship corps.
    The Corpsmaster Signature marching snare sticks feature designs which reflect the musical requirements of each artist in terms of balance, feel and sound projection. All models are turned in hickory for strength and power with the exception of the MS4 which is crafted in Sta-Pac for maximum weight.
  • Specifications

    Name Vic Firth MS5 Corpsmaster Marching Snare Sticks
    Brand Vic Firth
    Model # MS5
    UPC Code 750795016846
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  • Returns & Shipping


    If you're not completely satisfied with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days for a full refund, store credit, or a one-for-one exchange, on nearly everything in the store. The products must be in the condition in which you received them, in the original box and packaging.

    To see instructions on how to return items, please check out our Return Policy.


    Every single order that goes out the door has a tracking number that will be emailed to you, and all of it is completely insured. Everything is carefully packed by hand - we know just how delicate this stuff can be, and how important it is to you.

    We ship from centrally-located Dallas, Texas. Howdy y'all!

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    • December 1, 2012
    • by Robert P.
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    • Taylor Britt
    • Augusta GA
    • Drummer (5 yrs), Student (11 yrs)
    • Pros

      • Durable
      • 10/10 WB
    • Cons

      • paint chipped during season
    • 5
    • Best Vic Firth sticks I've ever played with!!!!!!!!
    • September 16, 2013
    • by Taylor Britt
    • Amazing sticks, My drum line has always been ride or die Pro Mark fans, but when I moved here I brought my MS5 and Hardimons and completely changed their view. This stick has an amazing sound on Kevlar heads, the bead tip allows you to push through the snare to get a fuller, richer sound.
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    • Eric
    • California
    • 5
    • Great
    • December 24, 2012
    • by Eric
    • Personally my favorite sticks. They have a very nice feel to them and is a little bit heavier than the Hardimons, yet still feel very light in your hands. They have great rebound and produce a really good, full sound. If you're looking for some great sticks from Vic Firth you should definitely give these a try.
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    • Calboy
    • california
    • 5
    • pretty good
    • December 9, 2012
    • by Calboy
    • i like these sticks alot. they feel nice in my hands, make sure to get a high pitch pair of sticks because they give the most rebound in my opinion, and try not to get a low pitch pair of sticks because in my opinion they dont give AS MUCH rebound. but for the price of these sticks. i would recomend them. over all, they are great sticks they have a great feel, they are very beafy sticks, i like them alot no doubt about it
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    • Sam
    • Columbus, GA
    • 5
    • Amazing.
    • October 8, 2012
    • by Sam
    • Campared to Hardimon's, these sticks are heavier and have ALOT more rebound to control. Thats why i love them. Matched with the 13" Yamaha sFz, these sticks produce a heavy sound that can be articulate when needed! They were my favorite sticks until somone stole them. :/
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    • Patrick
    • Houston, TX
    • 5
    • Can't get any better than this!
    • November 13, 2011
    • by Patrick
    • Although I recently purchased a few pairs of System Blue Snare drum sticks, I will forever be loyal to Vic Firth Corpsmaster sticks. I've been using these for years and I will never stop. The MS5's are very agile, light, and beefy at the same time. You are also very opened to gain a sustained and controlled sound out of these. These sticks, in my opinion, are the ideal marching sticks, alongside the Ralph Hardimons and the MS1's. Overall, the MS5's are a great set of sticks and I recommend them to everyone, including beginning marchers.
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    • Jahsten Lacasandile
    • Oahu Hawaii
    • 5
    • Awesome
    • September 21, 2010
    • by Jahsten Lacasandile
    • this stick is great, it's nice and light and is "beefy"
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    • Maxwell
    • San Angelo Texas
    • 5
    • a beefy stick
    • March 7, 2010
    • by Maxwell
    • i love these sticks, i like that they can bring allot of sound, they feel like they got some beef, they arent too light but not too heavy. i would recommend this.