Signature Series Drumsticks
Each Vic Firth Signature Series model was conceived through extensive research with the finest drummers from a variety of musical styles. The designs reflect their musical requirements in terms of balance, feel, sound projection and cymbal color. All colored sticks feature a clear, natural tip. All sticks are hickory unless otherwise noted.
Akira's unique style and intricate techniques have placed him at the forefront of the Japanese music scene for over 15 years. His stick, the Vic Firth SAJ Signature Series Stick has a tear drop tip with a tapered butt for better cymbal definition. The SAJ features a special finish that provides an enhanced grip.
Tear drop tip for cymbal definition and tapered butt for unique balance.
- Diameter: 0.565" [1.44cm]
- Length: 16" [40.64cm]
- Taper: Medium
Taper affects the feel and balance of a stick.
A LONG TAPER produces a Back-Heavy Feel with more Flex and Faster Response.
ASHORT TAPER provides More Power and Durability with a Front Heavy Feel.
A MEDIUM TAPER gives you the best Balance between the Butt and the Tip
- Material: Hickory
- Surface coating: HEAVY LACQUER
Tip shape and material have a big Impact on the sound a drum stick produces.
Within each tip shape, it is helpful to know that a
VERY LARGE SURFACE AREA will Create a Dark, Rich Sound,
VERY SMALL SURFACE AREA will Produce a Light Sound with Clear Definition.
- Type: Wood
- Shape: Tear Drop
- Surface area:Medium