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Vic Firth Rute 505  

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The Vic Firth Rute 505 is a cross between Vic Firth's Rock Rake and the original Rute. A great choice for light jazz and combo playing. With 31 plastic bristles (.094") secured in a vinyl handle. L=15... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Vic Firth Rute 505 is a cross between Vic Firth's Rock Rake and the original Rute. A great choice for light jazz and combo playing. With 31 plastic bristles (.094") secured in a vinyl handle. L=15". Handle thickness = .690"

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Vic FirthRute 505
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

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another innovation from Vic Firth

These sticks from Vic Firth are a great innovation in drumming. They combine the sturdiness of a stick and the tonal qualities of a brush to make one excellent sounding drum stick. Size-wise,...Read complete review

These sticks from Vic Firth are a great innovation in drumming. They combine the sturdiness of a stick and the tonal qualities of a brush to make one excellent sounding drum stick. Size-wise, it is close to the diameter of a 5B drum stick. This stick can be used for countless genres of drumming, from Jazz, to soft rock or reggae, and even pop. As a drummer myself, I highly recommend these sticks as an essential in every drummer?s stick bag.

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Vic Firth Rute 505

They are useles to me when I compare them to the Rute 303, Rute 202, and Regal Tip Blastick.
Vic Firth produces a lot of excellent products but this one does not...Read complete review

They are useles to me when I compare them to the Rute 303, Rute 202, and Regal Tip Blastick.
Vic Firth produces a lot of excellent products but this one does not work for me. It might work for some of you depending on what your technical style is. With that in mind my biggest complaint about the Rute 505 is when you are holding them they are floppy in your hand. That takes any bounce a drummer needs in the hand for some techniques.

I bought these because I really like the Rute 303 and some of the reviews I read sounded like the Rutue 505 is the same as the 303 with the advantage of not having to contend with breakage of the small wood dowels. They are two completely different bursh/sticks. A far better choice as an option to the Rute 303 would be Regal Tips Blastick. They are durable and have a solid wooden handle but the rods are made from a stiff plastic bristle. The disadvantage of the Blastick is you will not get the a real crisp cymbal sound but it is a better all around sound than the Rute 505
All of Vic Firth products are manufactured with high qualify standards.
If a product does not perform to ones expectations they are worthless. They may be high qualify but I can't find any positive reason to use them with given my current arsanel of sticks, brushes, mallets, and doweled sticks.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

love the feel and sound...

By entheo

from chicago

About Me Professional Musician

Comments about Vic Firth Rute 505:

watched a vic firth video featuring a drummer who used these and really liked the sound, so i ordered a pair. the feel and sound is between traditional brushes and the bamboo, but therein lies the possibilities. they can be used to scrape the heads, not as effectively as real brushes of course, but it's a bonus sound that can be thrown in to good effect. great way to start a solo, or accompany in an acoustic setting.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty freakin' great

By Sara

from Missouri

Comments about Vic Firth Rute 505:

First and foremost, I am a hard hitter so I was concerned about the durability of this product. These have held up quite nicely (aside from some minor fraying at the tips) in the two months that I have had them and used them every time I touch my drums. They produce a nice warm tone that's quieter and perfect for more intimate gigs. This product is very versatile but my only complaint is that they are quite bottom-heavy... as in the handle end of the rute is much heavier than the plastic rods are. So don't expect to have the same responsiveness you get from a wooden drumstick from these rutes. They don't bounce hardly at all, so doing a double stroke roll for example could be challenging if you don't have quick hands. Also, the rubber bands I got on my pair didn't look like the ones in the picture. They were essentially small, black rubber bands just wide enough to go around the tip of the rute. The idea of a movable band is great, but I lost the miniscule bands that came with these weeks ago, as they flew off while I was playing and probably landed where I'll never see them again. Over all I'd say this was definitely worth the money. Basically it's very similar to a brush without the responsiveness. I'd recommend it to a player who's looking to expand his or her arsenal.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

i will buy this again

By beetle

from dayton,ohio

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Very Quiet

Cons

  • Rubber Handle

Best Uses

    Comments about Vic Firth Rute 505:

    I played in the tinyest tin can last night with a metal roof and these were awesome volume level i play hard and the people all commented on how i blended in with the band instead of overpowering them like every other drummer that played their does. i did put some tape to extend the handle to add some stiffness to them. if i changed how they were made i would use wooden handles becouse thats my preferance but thats just me.if u want volume help and not breakin like dowels get these and b open minded about getting the feel u want in stiffness do more than just move the rubber band otherwise they will flex (bend) alot and not feel like a stick.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    These are my favorite!

    By Randrum

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vic Firth Rute 505:

        The 505s are my favorite brush/stick of all that are available. They provide excellent definition in softer circumstances. They get great sounds from drums and cymbals alike.

        If you have trained your hands to play rudimentally without complete dependence on bounce, you can show off your technique using these. When you do that, it really pleases your audience!

        When I decide to play at home late at night they are great tools to play on cymbals. Beautiful sound!

        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Vic Firth Rute 505

        By Bill wullschleger

        from Wichita, Kansas

        Comments about Vic Firth Rute 505:

        They are useles to me when I compare them to the Rute 303, Rute 202, and Regal Tip Blastick.
        Vic Firth produces a lot of excellent products but this one does not work for me. It might work for some of you depending on what your technical style is. With that in mind my biggest complaint about the Rute 505 is when you are holding them they are floppy in your hand. That takes any bounce a drummer needs in the hand for some techniques.

        I bought these because I really like the Rute 303 and some of the reviews I read sounded like the Rutue 505 is the same as the 303 with the advantage of not having to contend with breakage of the small wood dowels. They are two completely different bursh/sticks. A far better choice as an option to the Rute 303 would be Regal Tips Blastick. They are durable and have a solid wooden handle but the rods are made from a stiff plastic bristle. The disadvantage of the Blastick is you will not get the a real crisp cymbal sound but it is a better all around sound than the Rute 505
        All of Vic Firth products are manufactured with high qualify standards.
        If a product does not perform to ones expectations they are worthless. They may be high qualify but I can't find any positive reason to use them with given my current arsanel of sticks, brushes, mallets, and doweled sticks.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Vic Firth Rute 505:

        Love these. If you are looking for something that is right between brushes and rods (as far as volume and feel goes) these are it. They hold up pretty nice too (better than rods).

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        If you like any

        By Chcuk

        from Ohio

        Comments about Vic Firth Rute 505:

        I got these to try because I was tired of the way the wooded rods on other products would break so easy. I am not disappointed by the 505s. It has the same feel as the wooded rods sticks, but with the adjustable ring I use them as a stick or a brush for any effect I like. I also love the rubber handles that I occasionaly use to do soft buildup rolls on my cymbals.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Quiet and Durable

        By Theegoliath

        from Oregon

        Comments about Vic Firth Rute 505:

        If you are looking for a very quiet, durable stick with resonable rebound, look no further. I have used many rodded sticks made of wood, such as Hot rods, and Lightning Rods developed by Vic Firth. They are quiet, but I needed something more durable. Since the Rute 505's are made out of plastic, they are far more durable then the wooden rod sticks which splinter and wear out far to easily. The Rute 505's have slighly less rebound then Hot Rods. However, since they cost the same as the wooden rod sticks manufactured by Vic Firth and competitors, they are a better investment 'cause they last far longer. Over all, the Rute 505's are a excellent choice if very quiet volumes on an acoustic drumset is required, without sacrificing speed and energy.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good For Country

        By Tolly

        from DC

        Comments about Vic Firth Rute 505:

        I like this Rute a lot for Country music. Gives a kind of a dull sound on snare and cymbals. Helps make a new trap set (which is crisp) sound like an older set. Play classic Country (Hank Williams type stuff) and this sick gives a good sound for that kind of music. Good for train songs too!

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect Balance. Very Dynamic

        By Aaron Sanchez

        from Berkeley, CA.

        Comments about Vic Firth Rute 505:

        This is by far the most versatile pair of brushes,(for lack of a better word) between jazz brushes and sticks. They have a ring that can be adjusted in order to control the volume and attack of the brushes, so you can quietly play without compromising full range of sounds and without disturbing the neighbors, if you live in an apartmnet. definitely worth getting as part of your repertory of brushes, rakes, sticks. Simply awesome. Five Stars!!

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