Vic Firth American Jazz® 2 A 5A shaft for a light touch. L = 16" | Dia. = .565" American Jazz® Hickory Drumsticks Developed for the player who is looking for ultimate rebound on the drum and ride cymbal, the American Jazz® line is comprised of six models which feature a long taper in the shaft for that great feel! The neck specifications are sizeable enough to create dark cymbal sounds, and the small tear drop tip keeps everything in focus. American Classic® Hickory Drumsticks The American Classic® line combines tradition and Vic Firth style. With bold designs for fuller sound, the Classics are turned from select hickory – a dense wood with little flex for a more pronounced sound. Hickory is also capable of withstanding a great deal of shock, making it highly durable. The wood tips are deeply back-cut for intensified cymbal response. The nylon tips are similar in size and shape to their wood counterparts, providing enhanced performance and a feel closer to their original wood tip models. Nylon tips are the most durable and brightest sounding on cymbals.