VIC FIRTH DRUMSTICK COMPARISON CHART

Using this simple chart of the entire catalog of Vic Firth drumsticks, you can easily find a stick that will feel great to you!

The sticks below are initially sorted by DIAMETER (thinnest to thickest), then by LENGTH (shortest to longest), then by other properties such as:

• TAPER (Short, Medium, Long)
• STICK MATERIAL (Hickory, Maple, Japanese Oak, Persimmon, Carbon Fiber, Sta-Pac®)
• TIP SHAPE (Tear Drop, Barrel, Round, etc)
• TIP MATERIAL (Wood, Nylon, Felt, Metal and Rubber)

If you'd like more information about how all of these options can affect the feel of a pair of sticks, check out our "How to Pick Your Sticks" article HERE!

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DIAMETER LENGTH TAPER STICK
MATERIAL
TIP
SHAPE
TIP
MATERIAL
AJ5 - American Jazz®

.490"
16"
Long
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
Kidsticks
.520"
13"
Long
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
Kidsticks Pink
.520"
13"
Long
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
AJ4 – American Jazz®
.520"
16"
Long
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
SAT – Amir "?Questlove" Thompson
.520"
17"
Long
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
SPE – Peter Erskine
.525"
16"
Short
Hickory
Piccolo
Wood
SJOR – Steve Jordan
.525"
16.5"
Medium
Hickory
Barrel
Wood
HD4
.530"
15.875"
Medium
Hickory
Barrel
Wood
SMIL – Russ Miller "Hi-Def"
.535"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Unique
Wood
7A
.540"
15.5"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
7AVG – 7A Vic Grip
.540"
15.5"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
AS7A – American Sound®
.540"
15.5"
Medium
Hickory
Round
Wood
AH7A – American Heritage®
.540"
15.5"
Medium
Maple
Tear Drop
Wood
7AN – 7A Nylon
.540"
15.5"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Nylon
7ANVG – 7A Nylon Vic Grip
.540"
15.5"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Nylon
8D
.540"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
AS8D – American Sound®
.540"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Round
Wood
8DN – 8D Nylon
.540"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Nylon
SHM3 – Harvey Mason "Chameleon"
.540"
16.375"
Short
Hickory
Barrel
Wood
X8D – Extreme 8D
.540"
16.5"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
SD4 – Combo
.545"
15.875"
Medium
Maple
Barrel
Wood
AJ3 – American Jazz®
.545"
16"
Long
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
SPL – Paul Leim
.545"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Oval
Nylon
STR – Tony Royster, Jr.
.547"
16.125"
Medium
Hickory
Barrel
Wood
AJ6 – American Jazz®
.550"
15.5"
Long
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
SSG – Steve Gadd
.550"
15.75"
Long
Hickory
Barrel
Wood
SSGN – Steve Gadd Nylon
.550"
15.75"
Long
Hickory
Barrel
Nylon
85A
.550"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
SSM – Stanton Moore
.550"
16.25"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
STB1– Terry Bozzio
.550"
16.25"
Short
Hickory
Reverse
Wood
SKC – Keith Carlock
.555"
16"
Long
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
SSS – Steve Smith
.555"
16"
Short
Hickory
Barrel
Wood
STI – Tommy Igoe "Groove Essentials"
.555"
16.125"
Long
Hickory
Taj Mahal
Wood
SZ – Zoro
.555"
16.375"
Medium
Hickory
Barrel
Wood
SDW – Dave Weckl
.560"
16.25"
Medium
Hickory
Barrel
Wood
SDWN – Dave Weckl Nylon
.560"
16.25"
Medium
Hickory
Barrel
Nylon
SMT – Mike Terrana
.560"
16.25"
Long
Hickory
Barrel
Wood
JM – David Garibaldi "Jam Master"
.560"
16.4375"
Long
Hickory
Barrel
Wood
SDW2 – Dave Weckl "Evolution"
.563"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
SDW2N – Dave Weckl "Evolution" Nylon
.563"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Nylon
ESTICK – Electronic Stick
.563"
16.5"
Long
Hickory
Barrel
Wood
5A
.565"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
5AB – 5A Black
.565"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
5AW – 5A White
.565"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
5AP – 5A Pink
.565"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
5AVG – 5A Vic Grip
.565"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
AS5A – American Sound®
.565"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Round
Wood
5AKF – 5A Kinetic Force
.565"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
JPH5A – Porcaro 5A "Diamond Tip"
.565"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Diamond
Wood
AH5A – American Heritage®
.565"
16"
Medium
Maple
Tear Drop
Wood
SHO5A – Shogun 5A
.565"
16"
Medium
Oak
Tear Drop
Wood
5AN – 5A Nylon
.565"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Nylon
5ANVG – 5A Nylon Vic Grip
.565"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Nylon
5ASB – 5A Silver Bullet
.565"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Metal
5AST – 5A Soft Touch
.565"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Felt
AJ2 – American Jazz®
.565"
16"
Long
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
SAJ – Akira Jimbo
.565"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
5ADT – 5A Dual Tone
.565"
16.125"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
W/F
SCB – Cindy Blackman
.565"
16.25"
Short
Hickory
Arrow
Wood
SJD – Jack DeJohnette
.565"
16.3125"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
SJDN – Jack DeJohnette Nylon
.565"
16.3125"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Nylon
X5A – Extreme 5A
.565"
16.5"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
X5AVG – Extreme 5A Vic Grip
.565"
16.5"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
X5AN – Extreme 5A Nylon
.565"
16.5"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Nylon
X5ANVG – Extreme 5A Nylon Vic Grip
.565"
16.5"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Nylon
SGH – Gerald Heyward
.570"
16.3125"
Short
Hickory
Barrel
Wood
SPE2 –  Peter Erskine Ride Stick
.575"
16"
Long
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
SJM – Jojo Mayer
.577"
15.3281"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
55A
.580"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
SLW – Lenny White
.580"
16"
Short
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
3A
.580"
16.1875"
Short
Hickory
Barrel
Wood
3AN – 3A Nylon
.580"
16.1875"
Short
Hickory
Barrel
Nylon
F1
.580"
16.1875"
Short
Hickory
Round
Wood
SJH – Joey Heredia
.580"
16.1875"
Short
Maple
Unique
Wood
SAS – Aaron Spears
.580"
16.5"
Long
Hickory
Blended
Wood
X55A – Extreme 55A
.580"
16.5"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
1A
.580"
16.8125"
Long
Hickory
Taj Mahal
Wood
SCW – Charlie Watts<
.585"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Oval
Wood
SDOL – John Domayan
.585"
16"
Long
Hickory
Barrel
Wood
SGK – George Kollias
.585"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Barrel
Wood
SLOC – Pete Lockett
.585"
16"
Long
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
SOH – Omar Hakim Nylon
.585"
16"
Short
Hickory
Round
Nylon
SPE3 – Peter Erskine Big Band
.585"
16"
Long
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
SMC – Matt Cameron
.585"
16.1875"
Long
Hickory
Barrel
Wood
SSW – Steve White
.585"
16.25"
Short
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
SD7 – Whacker
.590"
16"
Short
Maple
Oval
Nylon
SGB2 – Greg Bissonette Backbeat
.590"
16"
Short
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
SBR – Buddy Rich
.590"
16.3125"
Long
Hickory
Blended
Wood
SBRN – Buddy Rich Nylon
.590"
16.3125"
Long
Hickory
Blended
Nylon
SCA – Carmine Appice
.595"
15.9375"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
5B
.595"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
5BB – 5B Black
.595"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
5BW – 5B White
.595"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
5BVG – 5B Vic Grip
.595"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
5BKF – 5B Kinetic Force
.595"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
AS5B – American Sound® 5B
.595"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Round
Wood
AH5B – American Heritage® 5B
.595"
16"
Medium
Maple
Tear Drop
Wood
SHO5B – Shogun 5B
.595"
16"
Medium
Oak
Tear Drop
Wood
5BN – 5B Nylon
.595"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Nylon
5BNVG – 5B Nylon Vic Grip
.595"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Nylon
AJ1 – American Jazz®
.595"
16"
Long
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
SBEA – Carter Beauford
.595"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Oval
Wood
SNM – Nicko McBrain
.595"
16"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
5B – 5B Chop Out
.595"
16.25"
Long
Hickory
Unique
Rubber
PP – Kenny Aronoff "Power Play"
.595"
16.5"
Short
Hickory
Oval
Wood
X5B – Extreme 5B
.595"
16.5"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
X5BVG – Extreme 5B Vic Grip
.595"
16.5"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
X5BN – Extreme 5B Nylon
.595"
16.5"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Nylon
X5BNVG – Extreme 5B Nylon Vic Grip
.595"
16.5"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Nylon
SNR – Ney Rosauro
.600"
16.555"
Long
Hickory
Blended
Wood
SAG – Alex Gonzalez
.600"
16.625"
Short
Hickory
Barrel
Nylon
SHM – Harvey Mason
.605"
15.875"
Short
Hickory
Round
Wood
SBC – Bill Cobham
.605"
16.25"
Short
Hickory
Round
Wood
SD10 – Swinger
.610"
16.125"
Medium
Maple
Oval
Wood
SRM – Rod Morgenstein
.610"
16.125"
Medium
Hickory
Barrel
Wood
HD9
.610"
16.25"
Medium
Hickory
Oval
Wood
SD11 – Slammer
.610"
16.25"
Long
Maple
Arrow
Wood
SD9 – Driver
.610"
16.25"
Medium
Maple
Oval
Wood
X55B – Extreme 55B
.610"
16.5"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
SD1JR – Junior
.615"
15.5625"
Short
Maple
Round
Wood
SGB – Gregg Bissonette
.620"
16.25"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
TG15 – Tom Gauger
.625"
16.5625"
Medium
Maple
Round
Wood
SBEN – Charlie Benante Nylon
.625"
16.625"
Medium
Hickory
Oval
Wood
TG25 – Gauger Snare/Timpani
.625"
16.6875"
Medium
Maple
Round
W/F
2B
.630"
16.25"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
2BVG – 2B Vic Grip
.630"
16.25"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
2BN – 2B Nylon
.630"
16.25"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Nylon
2BNVG – 2B Nylon Vic Grip
.630"
16.25"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Nylon
SDC – Danny Carey
.630"
16.5"
Short
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
SDCN – Danny Carey Nylon
.630"
16.5"
Short
Hickory
Tear Drop
Nylon
ROCK
.630"
16.625"
Short
Hickory
Oval
Wood
ROCKVG – Rock Vic Grip
.630"
16.625"
Short
Hickory
Oval
Wood
ROCKN N – Rock Nylon
.630"
16.625"
Short
Hickory
Oval
Nylon
ROCKNVG – Rock Nylon Vic Grip
.630"
16.625"
Short
Hickory
Oval
Nylon
SHAR – Gavin Harrison
.630"
16.875"
Medium
Hickory
Blended
Wood
SVP – Vinnie Paul
.630"
16.875"
Short
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
SAL – Abe Laboriel Jr.
.630"
17"
Long
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
SD2 – Bolero
.635"
15.75"
Short
Maple
Round
Wood
SD6 – Swizzle B
.635"
16".25"
Short
Maple
Round
W/F
SD1 General
.635"
16.375"
Short
Maple
Round
Wood
SRHJR – Hardimon "Ralphie Jr."
.635"
16.5"
Long
Hickory
Barrel
Wood
SD12 – Swizzle G
.635"
16.625"
Short
Maple
Round
W/F
CM – Metal
.635"
17"
Short
Hickory
Oval
Wood
CMN – Metal Nylon
.635"
17"
Short
Hickory
Oval
Nylon
SCS – Christoph Schneider
.645"
16.25"
Short
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
SHAA – Tomas Haake
.645"
16.4375"
Long
Hickory
Oval
Wood
STL – Thomas Lang
.650"
16.125"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
STG – Tim Genis General
.650"
16.8"
Medium
Persimmon
Tear Drop
Wood
STG2 – Tim Genis Leggiero
.650"
16.8"
Long
Persimmon
Unique
Wood
SATK – Ted Atkatz
.660"
17"
Long
Persimmon
Tear Drop
Wood
SD5 – Echo
.670"
15.75"
Long
Maple
Round
Wood
STA2 –Tom Aungst Indoor
.675"
16.625"
Medium
Hickory
Reverse
Wood
SRHI – Ralph Hardimon Indoor
.675"
16.75"
Long
Hickory
Barrel
Wood
SJQ – Jeff Queen
.675"
17"
Long
Hickory
Round
Wood
MS4
.685"
16.25"
Medium
Sta-Pac®
Taj Mahal
Sta-Pac®
STH – Thom Hannum
.690"
16.625"
Long
Hickory
Round
Wood
STH3 – Hannum Piccolo Tip
.690"
16.625"
Short
Hickory
Round
Wood
SCM – Colin McNutt
.690"
17"
Medium
Hickory
Oval
Wood
MS1
.695"
16.5"
Short
Hickory
Oval
Wood
SRH2 – Hardimon "Hammer"
.695"
16.875"
Long
Sta-Pac®
Barrel
Sta-Pac®
SRH2– Hardimon Chop Out
.695"
16.875"
Long
Sta-Pac®
Unique
Rubber
STF – Tom Float
.695"
16.875"
Medium
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
MS2
.695"
17"
Short
Hickory
Oval
Wood
STA – Tom Aungst
.697"
17"
Medium
Hickory
Reverse
Wood
SLB – Lee Beddis
.700"
17"
Short
Hickory
Tear Drop
Wood
MS5
.705
17"
Medium
Hickory
Round
Wood
MS6 – Chop Out
.705
17.125"
Long
Hickory
Unique
Rubber
SMJ – Mike Jackson
.710"
17"
Long
Hickory
Oval
Wood
SRH – Ralph Hardimon
.710"
17"
Long
Hickory
Barrel
Wood
SRHN – Ralph Hardimon Nylon
.710"
17"
Long
Hickory
Barrel
Nylon
MS3
.715"
17"
Long
Hickory
Blended
Wood
SJLL – Johnny Lee Lane
.715"
17"
Medium
Hickory
Taj Mahal
Wood
SMG – Murray Gusseck
.715"
17"
Long
Hickory
Oval
Wood
SBBTS – Bachman "Billy Club"
.725"
15.8125"
Short
Hickory
Unique
Wood


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