Each Vic Firth Signature Series model was conceived though extensive discussion and research with the finest drummers from a variety of musical styles. The designs are a reflection of their musical requirements in terms of balance, feel, sound projection and cymbal color. All sticks are in hickory. All colored sticks feature a clear natural tip.A 55A shaft with a barrel tip for a beefy stick that's easy to play. Designed for comfort, balance, durability and speed.Hickory. L = 16", Dia = .585"