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.Elongated tip with a long shoulder and short taper. Provides the feel of a 5A with the beef of a 5B.L = 16" D = .555"