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Vic Firth Doubleglaze drumsticks | What are they? Do you need them?

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One issue drummers often come across is being able to hold onto drumsticks. Although this is more of an issue for beginners, it can also be an issue for those playing live shows under hot and sweaty conditions. Vic Firth has recognised this and has come up with the Vic Firth Doubleglaze drumsticks to give you a bit more grip when you need it.

What are Vic Firth Doubleglaze drumsticks?

Vic Firth Doubleglaze drumsticks are the Vic Firth drumsticks you love but with a bit of extra grip. This has been achieved with a special DoubleGlaze lacquer formula that has been created by Vic Firth. As to what is in this formula we aren’t sure. 

A consistent and classic feel that’s great for extra grip when you need it.

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Why would drummers want Vic Firth Doubleglaze sticks with more grip?

There are many reasons drummers would want a stick with a little bit of extra grip.

  1. You are new to learning the drums and just need a bit of extra help whilst you learn.
  2. You are playing live shows on very hot stages. As you get sweatier the sticks get slippier and become hard to hold onto. 
  3. You are a sweaty player and need some extra grip.
  4. For some reason, you are dropping sticks and you need something to help you out.
  5. You are holding your sticks extra hard causing hand pain. A stick that is easier to hold may relieve some pain.

There are many reasons you may want to try out these drumsticks with a bit of extra grip.

What are the alternatives?

There are two main alternatives that drummers have used over the years. 

Stick tape

Stick tape is a great alternative when looking for a bit of extra grip. There are some disadvantages to consider though. 

  1. It takes time to wrap up your sticks
  2. It can be costly buying all the tap
  3. It can cause an imbalance in your sticks

Drum gloves

Drum gloves do increase the amount of grip you have on the drumsticks but they do have a different feel. This could be the make or break for you. If you like to feel the response and nuances of your sticks when playing your drumkit it is likely drumming gloves are not for you.

If you are looking for a full guide on different drumstick types and sizes, check out this article.

What size Vic Firth Doubleglaze drumsticks are available?

You can currently get the sticks in the following sizes:

  • 5A
  • Extreme 5A
  • 5B
  • Extreme 5B
  • 7A

The range isn’t that great at the time of writing but the most popular sizes are covered. Hopefully, more sizes will be added as time goes by.

How much do Vic Firth Doubleglaze drumsticks cost?

From what we have seen these sticks cost around £1 ($1) more than the standard stick. If these sticks help with your playing this seems like a reasonable cost to us. 

Where can I buy Vic Firth Doubleglaze drumsticks?

You can pick up Vic Firth Doubleglaze drumsticks from most drum stores.

UK/EU you can pick up these sticks from Gear4music here.

Or order on Amazon

Final thoughts

The Vic Firth Doubleglaze drumsticks are a great solution for drummers looking for a little bit of extra grip. At the end of the day, this will all come down to your preferences. We recommend you go and pick a pair up and see if they are right for you.

The author

I’ve been playing the drums for over 15 years and I still love them! I am mostly a metal drummer but I am currently working on groove and applying rudiments to the kit!

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