Nova By Vic Firth 5A Wood Drum Sticks. The Vic Firth Nova Series is a grade B hickory drum stick range for the drummer or percussionist on a tight budget. Although they are cheaper than the premium line don’t be fooled – they’re tough, feel great and are positively affordable! Nylon Tips give you great cymbal tone and a drum sound with a little extra pop. Great for jazz or anything with heavy cymbal tones.
As a guide, thinner sticks are better for playing lighter musical styles such as Jazz. Typically suitable sizes are 7A or 8D
For those playing pop styles through to the lighter genres of rock-pop or indie, 5A is a good compromise of weight.