Vic Firth Rute

Model: VIC-RUTE

Availability: In Stock

$16.95 (Sold in Pairs)

Vic Firth RUTE Drumsticks are designed for all-around rock, jazz and combo playing. With 16 .056" premium birch dowels secured in a birch drumstick handle. Designed to provide the player with alternative sounds and feels across a variet...
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Vic Firth Rute - Product Information

Vic Firth RUTE Drumsticks are designed for all-around rock, jazz and combo playing. With 16 .056" premium birch dowels secured in a birch drumstick handle.

Designed to provide the player with alternative sounds and feels across a variety of musical settings. The handle provides a natural feel and can also be used for back beats, cross rim work and intricate patterns on the cymbal bell. A moveable band adjusts the effect from crisp to splashy.

Length: 16 3/8"
Handle Thickness: .750"

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These were perfect, until...

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...VF decided to change the flexible plastic collar (still pictured) to a rubber band. Comprised of 16, 1/16" inch dowels with a nice sleeve for a handle which feels similar to a stick finish, these were ideal for softer passages where brushes or mallets didn't have enough attack, but dreadlocks or rakes were too abrasive. No doubt VF changed the collar to a rubber band because it was cheaper to manufacture, but the collar never moved during use, while the rubber band not only moves, but prevented too much flex in the dowels making the Rute last longer. It's doubtful VF went with a cheaper dowel tension device so they would break faster resulting in more sales, but it's the factual result. Regardless, these are way better than hot rods or any other similar dowel-based implement.

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