Vic Firth Shogun 5B Japanese Oak Wood Tip Drumsticks

Item # SM4095BW
| Mfg # SHO5B
| UPC # 750795017898
Our Price: $11.49
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Made from Japanese white oak, the SHOGUN line is manufactured to the level of perfection you have come to expect from Vic Firth. A denser wood with a more rigid response than hickory, Japanese white oak provides added weight and power for a full drum sound and strong rhythmic projection.

“We are so happy with the return of this great series,” states Neil Larrivee, Director of Education and
Product Development. “This beloved product line has been one that countless artists have asked to
have returned to the Vic Firth catalog. And of course, we aim to please!”

The SHOGUN series features the designs of the American Classic 5A and 5B, the world’s most
popular drumstick models! The hardness of the wood tip in oak creates a brighter cymbal sound and
provides excellent definition during intricate ride patterns. This unique wood also produces an incredible cross-stick tone that really cuts through.

L = 16" | Dia. = .595"
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  • *****
  • good durability
  • July 22, 2015
  • By: Tommy D

It sure is nice to see Vic Firth making oak sticks. These are made to the same specs as the normal 5B, but because they are oak, they are more dense. They have increased power and durability, but also more weight. I got used to the added weight quickly, but some people might not like the heavier feel. These have lasted probably 25% longer than their hickory counterparts, so they can also save you a little money in the long run.

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  • *****
  • Great Stick. Not as durable in my opinion.
  • September 21, 2015
  • By: Nathan B.

I normally play with fairly large sticks (2b or larger) but have been testing out different sizes to see how they feel. These sticks feel great and I do appreciate the added weight. That being said, I broke a stick within 2 rehearsal sessions. I don't consider myself to be a super heavy hitter but I would think that oak sticks would be more resilient than hickory or maple. These sticks definitely give your drums a more full sound, but as the product description states, they are more rigid than maple or hickory and in my experience they are more prone to snap. I would love to continue playing this model but they are not as durable as I would expect.

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Vic Firth is an American musician and is the founder of Vic Firth Company, a percussion stick and mallet manufacturing company that he started in 1963. It is the world's largest manufacturer of drum sticks and mallets.