Brushes and Rutes

Vic Firth offers a variety of alternative implements, designed to deliver a traditional sound or create bold new colors. Each model makes its own musical statement and provides the opportunity for an extensive range of effects.

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Jazz Brush
A retractable wire brush with an infinitely adjustable brush spread capable of maintaining any playing position. A 5" spread and extra heavy gauge wire provide maximum coverage and sound.
Dia. = .575" | Spread = 5"
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Heritage Brush
Features a light gauge wire and a smooth rubber handle. Fast and easy to play.
Dia. = .530" | Spread = 5"
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Legacy Brush
A retractable wire brush with a wood handle provides a natural feel in the hand. With medium gauge wire and an infinitely adjustable brush spread capable of maintaining any playing position.
Dia. = .530" | Spread = 5"
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Live Wires
Retractable wire brushes‚ featuring a small round bead on the tip of each wire for an added sharp snap on cymbals and drums.
Dia. = .530" | Spread = 5"
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Jazz Rake
Retractable thin‚ flexible bristles for fusion and jazz.
Dia. = .605" | Spread = 4"
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Rock Rake
Retractable stiff‚ thick bristles for greater projection.
Dia. = .605" | Spread = 4"
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Steve Gadd Wire Brush
A slight angle in the the wire allows for playing without snagging on new coated drumheads. The wires glide across the head‚ allowing a smoother sweep and a velvet swish sound.
Dia. = .530" | Spread = 5"
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Russ Miller Wire Brush
A brush for each hand! "Sweep" brush: medium gauge wire for a smooth sound. "Ride" brush: tight spread and heavier gauge for projection with incredible rebound.
Dia. = .580" | "SWEEP" Spread = 3 1/8" | "RIDE" Spread = 2 3/4"
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Dreadlocks
Braided heavy gauge stainless-steel wires produce bold percussive sound. Strike‚ scrape or let your imagination create a variety of effects. With hickory handles.
L=14" | Dia.=.575" | Spread = 5 1/2"
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Rute
Our original. Designed for all-around rock‚ jazz and combo playing. With 16 dowels (.056").
L=16 3/8" | Handle thickness = .750"
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Rute 202
Perfect for the player who wants to really dig in while still retaining the classic Rute sound. Seven dowels (.188") surround a thicker center dowel (.250"). Now with new rubber handle for better feel!
L=16 3/8" | Handle thickness = .750"
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Rute 303
Designed for playing with a light touch while retaining the classic Rute sound. Great for medium and small group playing. With seven dowels (.156")
L=16 3/8" | Handle thickness = .750"
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Rute 505
This model is a cross between our Rock Rake and the original Rute. A great choice for light jazz and combo playing. With plastic bristles (.094") secured in a vinyl handle.
L=15" | Handle thickness = .690"
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Rute 606
For the Rute player who prefers a rubber handle and fixed position band. Designed for all-around playing. With 19 dowels (.125").
L = 16 1/8" | Handle thickness = .590"
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Steve Smith Tala Wand - Bamboo
Bamboo - A foam center is surrounded with bamboo dowels wrapped in thin PVC. Great balance and rebound‚ while naturally producing a lower volume.
L = 15 15/16" | Dia. = .585
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Steve Smith Tala Wand - Birch
Birch - A foam center is surrounded with birch dowels wrapped in thin PVC. Outstanding rebound and sound. While the shaft is thicker than the TW11‚ the lighter weight of the birch dowels actually helps create a lighter touch and lower volume.
L = 16 1/8" | Dia. =.625"
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